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Hillsborough County Government

Environmental Specialist III (#ENVSP3EPCO) EPCO
$20.58-$33.64 Hourly / $3,567.20-$5,830.93 Monthly / $42,806.40-$69,971.20 Yearly


Performs management and/or supervisory duties involving inspection, sampling, testing, and evaluation in an environmental pollution control and/or permitting program.


A Bachelor's degree in a Natural Science; and
Four or more years of experience in environmental inspection, sampling, testing, or evaluation; including
One or more years of experience as a supervisor or lead worker/team leader.

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 the functions, activities, requirements and objectives of the environmental pollution control and/or permitting program to which assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and County environmental pollution control laws and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of environmental data inspection, sampling and collection methods.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use initiative, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


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 a major organizational unit engaged in environmental standards evaluation and enforcement.
  • Establishes policies relating to operational procedures, personnel and program effectiveness.
  • Provides expertise for field tests and evaluation projects.
  • Evaluates manpower needs; identifies shortfalls; interviews, and hires or recommends the hiring of new personnel.
  • Monitors quantity and quality of work produced through audits, inspections, reports, expenditures and other means, and institutes corrective action where needed.
  • Coordinates with other branches/sections within own organization and external agencies/departments to ensure efficient flow of communications and service.
  • Determines funding requirements, prepares budget documents, and monitors status of allocated funds and controls expenses.
  • May supervise the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • May assume the authority of, and act on behalf of a more senior official, 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.