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Hillsborough County Government

Environmental Scientist II (#ENVSC2EPCO) EPCO
$20.58-$33.64 Hourly / $3,567.20-$5,830.93 Monthly / $42,806.40-$69,971.20 Yearly


Performs professional and technical duties in an environmental laboratory or in the field.


A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science; and
Two or more years of experience in environmental protection or control, or environmental laboratory analysis; 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of laboratory analysis methods and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of environmental pollutants sampling and testing.
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental control and mitigation laws and regulations.
  • Skill in the use and operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to conduct and interpret chemical laboratory test results.
  • Ability to use and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to operate SCUBA equipment and boats.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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.

  • Conducts or supervises laboratory tests using chemical, physical, microbiological, chromatographic, atomic absorption and colorimetric analyses of substances to determine if pollutants are harmful.
  • Conducts independent chemical, microbiological, and biological research, experiments and comprehensive evaluation studies to determine the effects of potential and existing environmental contamination.
  • Develops new and improved laboratory procedures.
  • Reviews permit applications, field reviews and wetland delineations, plants, complaints and investigations submitted by subordinates and clients.
  • Uses aerial photographs for assessing site guidance, ditching patterns, continuity of systems, extent of watersheds, and adjacent land use.
  • Samples water taken from water bodies and tributaries to determine quality and habitat information.
  • May operate self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) equipment or boats.
  • Prepares and submits detailed reports of activities.
  • 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.