Watershed Coordinator Position

April 2, 2024

Do you love South Carolina and protecting the environment? Come join our team at SCDHEC and put your passion to work with us! We are dedicated to protecting the waters of South Carolina and we would love to have you as a member of our team!  

Careers at DHEC: Work that makes a difference!

Embracing Service, Inspiring Innovation, Promoting Teamwork, Pursuing Excellence, and Advancing Equity The Watershed Coordinator Serve as the watershed coordinator for assigned areas of the state, working with stakeholders to support state water quality improvement and protection goals, and serve as the 208 Water Quality Management Plan grant coordinator. 

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field

Job duties:

Manage and provide technical assistance to multiple watershed planning and water quality improvement projects; review and document project progress, research and calculate load reductions, conduct site visits, review quarterly reports, and maintain regular communication with grantees. Analyze and interpret water quality data and communicate with diverse stakeholders. 

Establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders; interpret and advise on water quality data, research and evaluate sources of pollution and best management practices, review and edit draft watershed management documents, attend stakeholder meetings and outreach events, analyze and identify new partnerships and water quality improvement project opportunities. 

Manage and coordinate the 208 Water Quality Management Plan grant; consult with the Councils of Government, prepare annual workplan and grant agreements, process invoices, collect data and prepare annual report.

Minimum And Additional Requirements A bachelor’s degree in the natural or physical sciences or related technical field. Additional Comments SC DHEC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. The Department will not sponsor H1B visas for this position.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

• Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children

• 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year

• 15 days sick leave per year

• 13 paid holidays

• State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

• Alternative Work Schedules are available after 1 year of employment

• REMOTE WORK: The option to work partially remote is available after 6 months of employment

This position is part of the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control’s Bureau of Water. The work performed supports DHEC’s mission to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians by protecting and promoting the health of the public and the environment. Effective July 1, 2024, this position will transfer to the South Carolina Department of Environmental Services created by Senate Bill 399 which provides for the creation of the Department of Environmental Services to assume the environmental-related functions of DHEC

803-898-4152  * 2600 Bull Street, Columbia SC 29201