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Hillsborough County Government

Environmental Specialist I (#ENVSP1EPCK) EPCK
$15.90-$26.02 Hourly / $2,756.00-$4,510.13 Monthly / $33,072.00-$54,121.60 Yearly


Performs technical field and office work inspecting, sampling, testing, and evaluating in an environmental pollution control program.


A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science.

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.


  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and County environmental pollution control laws and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of environmental inspection, sampling and collection methods.
  • Skill in the use and operation of environmental collection, recording, and laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to organize information into a logical presentation format.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with 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.

  • Investigates complaints on environmental pollution matters, conducts surveys, performs field sampling and testing to detect violations of applicable County and State laws.
  • Operates field test equipment and records test results.
  • Determines the effect of pollution on plant and animal life.
  • Assists in performing routine laboratory analyses and tests and interpreting results.
  • Maintains inspection records and prepares narrative and statistical reports.
  • May serve violation notices or subpoenas as required.
  • 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.