PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in responding to hazardous material spills, discharges and releases, emergencies, and assisting with on scene clean up activities including development and implementation of corrective actions.
Works under the general supervision of an Environmental Protection Supervising Emergency Response Coordinator in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks.
May lead lower level personnel as assigned and may directly oversee response personnel.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs a limited range of related duties in assisting and/or acting as a team leader in the response to hazardous materials spills, discharges, and releases; advises public safety authorities; coordinates on-site clean-up activities; takes samples and collects data on materials spilled; develops appropriate course of action and recommends and issues orders on appropriate clean-up procedures; determines responsible party for spillage and assigns monetary liability; contacts and may oversee clean-up contractors; operates hand tools, deployment devices, and other tools and equipment used for containment and clean-up of spillage; takes photographs of incident site; prepares written reports; may testify at hearings; may conduct training for local authorities regarding hazardous materials and/or emergency response techniques; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of methods and techniques used for containment and clean-up of hazardous materials spillage; knowledge of chemicals and other hazardous materials; knowledge of methods and procedures for water, soil, and air pollution control; knowledge of industrial safety practices and procedures; knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations regarding storage and transportation of hazardous materials; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to use and interpret technical, chemical, and safety manuals; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience in hazardous materials management or responding to chemical spill emergencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in biological science, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, physical sciences, public health, or engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents must be able to work under difficult and dangerous conditions including wearing cumbersome protective equipment and handling materials of unknown toxicity.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Emergency Response Coordinator 1 in Salary Group ET 20 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)