Environmental Scientist III

On Scene Coordinator

Recruitment #053119-MGBE03-400400

Introduction

The Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances takes the lead on these issues, and works closely with other parts of the Department to make sure that hazardous materials and solid and hazardous wastes are properly handled, disposed of, or recycled. The Division responds, at any time, to hazardous environmental spills and other emergencies, and oversees cleanup of polluted sites to protect human health, safety and the environment.

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Summary Statement

The Environmental Scientist III/On Scene Coordinator (OSC) responds to hazardous materials releases (oil, chemical, biological, radiological and explosive materials) statewide on land and water. This position is responsible for the direction of the hazardous materials branch and utilizes scientific procedures and methods along with advanced field analytical equipment to expeditiously identify the chemical(s) of concern and determine the potential harm it may pose.  The OSC is also responsible to conduct or ensure the appropriate mitigation actions are being taken in a safe and timely manner. Once the mitigation has occurred the OSC will manage the remedial actions of the incident to complete restoration.  This position is a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and will be expected to respond to incidents during and after normal work hours, weekends and holidays. The OSC will be part of the Department's medical monitoring program and will be expected to wear appropriate chemical/fire protective clothing to safely mitigate/render safe incidents in which the OSC is dispatched.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. Possession of a Hazardous Materials Technician Certification.
  2. Six months experience in hazardous materials emergency response.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations.
     
  • Performs statistical analysis of data.
     
  • Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations.
     
  • Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents.
     
  • Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist III 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.
  2. Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
  3. Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
  4. Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  6. Six months experience in technical report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

DNREC Medical Exam:  To meet the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully pass a baseline medical examination to demonstrate fitness for duty.  For additional information concerning the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety Program, please visit our website at  Http://www.awm.delaware.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/AWM%20Gallery/AWMSafety.pdf

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements. 

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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