Environmental Programs Specialist III

Recruitment #191010-R20C-I02




Environmental Programs Division Announcement - Oklahoma County

Job Duties
The Environmental Programs Specialist III position is in the area of hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene and radiation safety.  The position will be responsible for daily coordination and oversight of several environmental and regulatory compliance programs, including but not limited to: building toxins (asbestos, lead paint, mold, indoor air quality, etc.), radiological safety (nuclear gauge leak tests, surveys, audits, training, dosimetry and permitting), and hazardous waste tracking/reporting.  The position will assist in the daily management of consultant contracts/task orders related to the above areas.  The position may also contribute to the development/revision of Department policies.  The position will monitor the referenced programs for compliance with applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL), United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  Must possess valid driver’s license and be willing to travel statewide, occasionally overnight.

Current Asbestos Inspector certification and 40-hour Hazwoper training preferred.  Sufficient education/experience to qualify as the Department Radiation Safety Office (RSO) also preferred.  Additional credentials such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) will also be considered.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities including all employment practices. To request an accommodation, please contact the ADA/504/508 Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353.



Positions in this family are responsible for planning, supervising and performing technical and professional work in an environmental quality, environmental management or environmental health protection program. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and ensuring compliance with environmental laws.  Specialty areas may include biology, health, geology, hydrology, and environmental science. 


The Environmental Programs Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.  

Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees are routinely assigned independent responsibility at the advanced level in management of a single or multi-program environmental or health protection area.  Employees at this level may have a clear specialization in an environmental discipline and may be recognized as an expert in the specialty.  The work is generally performed with a high degree of technical and administrative freedom to plan, develop, organize and conduct all phases of the work necessary for completion within broad program guidelines.


Level III:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological or chemical engineering and three (3) years of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area and two (2) years of professional experience in one of the areas listed.


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