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Harmful Algal Bloom Response Program Coordinator (Environmental Specialist)

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Job Posting: Harmful Algal Bloom Response Program Coordinator (Environmental Specialist)
Employer: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Water
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Closing Date:  August 22, 2022

Seeking candidates with bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or natural resource management to serve as Coordinator for the state Harmful Algal Blooms Response Program.  A Master’s degree in limnology or related field is a plus, as is experience with water quality monitoring, project management, data management, and statistics. From April through October, the incumbent will perform lead functions on response actions; they will manage complaints, coordinate fieldwork and sample analysis, lead weekly meetings to issue advisories, track indicators and trends, and maintain clear and timely communications with external as well as internal partners.  Some program related field and lab work may also be required. From November through March, the incumbent will analyze data, update program related publications and internal documents, build and maintain a HAB literature library, and organize an annual HAB stakeholder meeting.  Throughout the year, they may represent the agency at meetings, participate in special projects, and perform additional work to support other surface water programs. Some fieldwork and conference attendance may be required, which can include reimbursed travel of a few days per month.   To view the posting, visit State of Kansas Employment Center and search for Job ID 205426.