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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Environmental Scientist (#SRESCEPCS) EPCS
$26.97-$44.10 Hourly / $4,674.80-$7,644.00 Monthly / $56,097.60-$91,728.00 Yearly


Manages medium to large environmental projects, independent environmental programs, and/or performs advanced technical duties, and leads, trains and directs staff. Projects are characterized as complex. Environmental programs are integral to the agency mission and may cross multiple departments, divisions, and governmental regulatory agencies. Programs are also frequently delegated or contracted to EPC and may include oversight within an environmental laboratory. The projects/ programs managed have some project visibility, impact and risk at the Agency or County level.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a Natural or Physical Science or Engineering; and
Four or more years of experience directly related to environmental regulation, monitoring, inspection, sampling, evaluation, stewardship, or similar environmental duties; and
Two or more years of experience overseeing and/or leading small to medium projects or environmental programs, or carrying out complex technical duties.

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


  • Advanced technical knowledge of a specific pollution control/analysis area, and the ability to perform and/or manage work projects in that area.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate resources and manage these resources to a successful outcome.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental protection and pollution control issues.
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental control laws and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of the processes, activities, requirements and objectives of the functional area to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of laboratory analysis methods/procedures, environmental pollutants sampling/testing, and/or pollution control.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization.
  • Ability to analyze the risks and future impact of decisions.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and solve problems involving several variables or unique situations.
  • Ability to manage the details of projects, track activities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data and make logical decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • 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 activities, persons, resources, operations, and/or projects related to environmental control, laboratory, regulation, outreach, or analysis.
  • Establishes administrative procedures and guidelines to ensure effective project/program outcomes.
  • Directs and coordinates activities concerned with the implementation of a project or continuation of a program.
  • Participates in the development of the scope of work.
  • Creates project schedules and controls resources to ensure timely completion of project.
  • Coordinates with other sections and departments to ensure efficient flow of communications and services.
  • Reviews and participates in the more difficult or complex chemical, physical, and biological studies to determine long-range environmental impacts.
  • Experiments, researches and evaluates procedures to maximize the utilization of laboratory.
  • Monitors budgets, monitors status of allocated funds and controls expenses.
  • May participate in environmental research studies.
  • Reviews and evaluates new developments in environmental processes, procedures, and regulations.
  • Prepares and maintains job-specific documentation.
  • May supervise a small professional staff.
  • 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.

CLASS: SRESCEPCS; EST: 4/24/2019; REV: ;