Major Permits Coordinator (New Bern)


: $45,910.00 - $73,890.00 /year *

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: Full-Time


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Description of Work

Pay Plan/Grade GN13

The primary purpose of this position is to supervise the Major Permits section, actively participate in day-to-day processing of all major permits required under N.C.G.S. 113-A118 and N.C.G.S. 113-229; provide support for federal consistency reviews; and guide permit-related databases, queries and reporting. This position will be responsible for supervising work units within the section, including work planning and performance reviews, following recruitment and hiring procedures, travel approval, work assignment, response to customer service requests, quality control and review of work product, leave approval, problem solving and review of work requiring signature of higher authority and ensure staff have proper training and equipment.

This position works directly with legal staff to develop stipulated facts and staff positions for various legal actions, third party appeals, and variances, and is responsible for briefing the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC).

This position will provide supervision, input, and guidance to the Division's Beach and Inlet Project Manager, including managing workflow, setting project priorities, intervening on more complex or complicated decisions. Responsibilities also include ensuring final products are completed in a timely and consistent manner, while also ensuring that the overall principles of the Coastal Area Management Act and the State Dredge and Fill Act are met. This position also manages the budgetary components funded through the State's Shallow Draft Inlet Fund.

The employee in this position will provide guidance and oversight to the transportation project work unit on issues related to DOT permitting, project development and enforcement throughout the entire coastal zone. When required by increased scope and complexities of transportation projects, the position will become involved in transportation work unit actions on more complicated or contentious issues. The position organizes training efforts to ensure that DOT staff are aware of needs and requirements of CAMA and ensure that unit staff have the proper training to adequately review and/or comment on transportation projects. The position ensures that transportation issues are being properly and consistently handled by unit staff in Elizabeth City, Washington, Morehead City and Wilmington DCM offices and administers the contract between DCM and NCDOT.

At the Direction of the Division or Department senior management, this position will be responsible for carrying out, coordinating or overseeing special research projects or information gathering efforts on various issues such as legislative requests, audits, background information on rule development, etc. Providing overview and support for federal consistency reviews is also necessary.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.

  • General knowledge of coastal geology, natural hazards, dredging and shoreline stabilization, funding mechanisms, and the unique State and Federal permits and requirements that apply to beach and inlet projects, large-scale coastal development, and transportation projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of past, current, and emerging coastal issues in North Carolina.
  • Thorough knowledge of coastal environments and communities in North Carolina.
  • Thorough knowledge of logistics associated with large scale coastal engineering and land development projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state agencies, procedures, and rules as they apply to coastal engineering and development projects in coastal North Carolina.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency projects.
  • Experience reviewing permit applications and making regulatory decisions.
  • A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive experience in environmental work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Supplemental and Contact Information

    To apply for this position, please click APPLY link above. All relevant experience must be included in the work experience section of the application to receive proper credit. Any information on an attachment or omitted from the application form will not be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the state application.

    Persons eligible for veteran preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

    DEQ uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    For additional information about this posting, please contact: Traci Scarborough at 252-###-####

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    For additional information about the Division of Coastal Management, visit:

    The Department of Environmental Quality is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
    Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call Kathe Storholt at 252-###-#### or

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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