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Environmental Programs Specialist II

Recruitment #131004-R20B-05

Introduction

This position is located in the Land Protection Division, Remediation Unit - Site Cleanup Assistance Section. Travel is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position will involve up to 25% time of on-site field work.  Must be able to walk in difficult terrain, in all kinds of weather carrying up to 30 lbs. of equipment.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES: Plan and conduct air, water, soil,  and building investigations, including collection of  environmental samples, evaluation of sampling data and preparing written reports recommending future steps. Review site assessments, risk assessments, cleanup plans, and final cleanup reports and critically evaluate the thoroughness of the reports and the project. Prepare Scopes of Work and Bid Packages for work DEQ initiates, evaluate contractor bids and oversee contractor work and cleanup. Work with local communities, elected officials, and other state agencies to meet program goals. Regularly communicate with elected officials, other state and federal agencies, local communities and the public. Collect geographical information and produce GIS Maps. Work in the field two or more days a week. Prepare written reports, update files and webpage.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

Current permanent classified employees of the State of Oklahoma or former employees who are eligible for reinstatement to Oklahoma's classified service wishing to be considered for this position must submit one complete set of the HCM-4B with cover letter specifying the title of position as shown above.  Please include employee ID, email and mailing address, daytime phone number, current job classification, class code & level.  Submit by email: bridgett.griffin@deq.ok.gov; fax: 405-702-0121; or by mail: PO Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK  73101-1677.  This information must be received no later than the closing date listed on this announcement. For more information about DEQ visit www.deq.state.ok.us

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this family are responsible for planning, supervising and performing technical and professional work in an environmental quality, environmental management or environmental health protection program. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and ensuring compliance with environmental laws.  Specialty areas may include biology, health, geology, hydrology, and environmental science. 

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Environmental Programs Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.  

Level II:
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level while performing a wide range of tasks involving investigations, analyses and interpretation of state and federal laws.  In this role, employees will evaluate inspection and survey data, prepare technical records and reports and make recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct environmental or water problems.  At this level, limited guidance and training may be provided to entry-level employees performing environmental program duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological or chemical engineering plus one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.



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