Environmental Programs Specialist I

Dairy Inspector

Recruitment #200715-R20A-07


Location: Oklahoma City

Typical Functions
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

Conducts air, water and soil inspections and investigations; issues discharge and water use permits; conducts and administers natural resource investigations and studies; conducts studies to protect Oklahoma cultural resources; collects and analyzes environmental samples; provides technical assistance; prepares enforcement documentation.

Conducts investigations into and resolves environmentally related complaints from citizen and industrial clients.
Evaluates environmental health status of the state, and prepares relevant reports; performs environmental lead assessments in response to elevated blood lead levels; performs epidemiological investigations to prevent environmental health and protection incidents; performs environmental lead assessments in response to elevated blood levels.

May serve as the standardization officer for specific programmatic activities.

Serves as an expert witness in the enforcement of the state’s environmental protection and public health laws.

Researches, develops and assists in the implementation of long term planning for efficient use of the state’s air, water and land resources; assists in the development of waste reduction practices through recycling and pollution prevention programs; ensures waste disposal practices protect land resources for present and future use.

Provides 24-hour emergency response to natural disasters and emergencies related to hazardous materials, spills or releases.


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 I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training status to build their skills in conducting investigations, performing basic professional analysis, and interpreting state and federal laws.  In this role they will perform tasks involved in the evaluation of inspection and survey data, preparing technical records and reports, and assisting in making recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct environmental or water problems. 


Level I:
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.


All interested applicants must upload a copy of their resume and transcript to their application submission

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Written Test

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.