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Hillsborough County Government

Chief Environmental Scientist (#CHEVSCEPCR) EPCR
$25.13-$41.12 Hourly / $4,355.87-$7,127.47 Monthly / $52,270.40-$85,529.60 Yearly


Performs management, supervisory and advanced technical duties in an environmental pollution control laboratory.


A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science; and
Four or more years of experience in water pollution control laboratory work, including one or more years as a supervisor or lead worker/team leader; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Extensive knowledge of chemistry including the principles, methods and techniques of analyzing the composition of substances.
  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory procedures used in the performance of chemical chromatographic atomic absorption and colorimetric analyses.
  • Extensive knowledge of the scientific principles of physics, biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Considerable knowledge of scientific equipment and instruments used in an environmental control program.
  • Considerable knowledge of the investigative techniques, laboratory controls and sampling theory used in research, experimentation, analysis and synthesis. Skill in the use of laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages and supervises laboratory testing and analyses in an environmental pollution control program.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Formulates and recommends policies and procedures to maximize the utilization of laboratory resources.
  • Reviews and participates in the more difficult or complex chemical, physical and biological studies to determine long range effects of environment contamination.
  • Experiments, researches and evaluates procedures to control and/or reverse the environmental impact of harmful elements.
  • Prepares technical specifications for equipment acquisition; requisitions and maintains inventory of laboratory supplies.
  • Develops improved analytical techniques; studies new development in the industry, and tests new analytical methods.
  • Reviews new developments in instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.