Environmental Programs Specialist I

Recruitment #200911-R20A-09

Introduction

This position is located in the Air Quality Division, Enforcement Section in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma office.

Major Job Duties:
1. Perform all assigned Full Compliance Evaluations (FCE) and Partial Compliance Evaluations (PCE) targeted for evaluation within the allotted timeframe.  Prepare for FCE/PCE and other assigned evaluations by conducting a thorough file review.  Update the Division’s database (TEAM) with evaluation results.
2. Prepare detailed written reports to document the findings of on-site evaluations.
3. Draft and submit enforcement case documents following guidance procedures and timelines.  Accomplish enforcement case development and update TEAM in accordance with enforcement procedure timelines.
4. Become knowledgeable of Air Quality regulations that pertain to facilities that have been assigned, and administer these rules equitably and consistently.
5. Become knowledgeable of leak detection methods, sampling methods and/or stack testing/monitoring methods and procedures, as assigned by your manager.  Review notifications and reports, observe stack tests, and evaluate test protocols or sampling results within specified timeframes. Update the Division’s TEAM database following guidance procedures.
6. Investigate environmental complaints from citizens while following all complaint procedures and timelines.
7. Must be able to travel throughout the state and occasionally stay overnight for training and completion of FCEs or PCEs.

Special Requirements:
Positions requires operating a personal computer several hours a day. Occasionally, must be able to walk over a variety of terrain such as loose gravel, slopes, and pastures.  Must be able to climb a ladder or stairs and carry up to 50 lbs. of equipment in heat, cold and inclement weather. May occasionally be exposed to strong odors and possibly short term exposure to pollutants such as air borne toxics.

EEO Employer.

STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEE, PLEASE APPLY TO THE “INTERNAL JOBS” LISTING HERE. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS RECRUITMENT.

BASIC PURPOSE

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. 

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

NOTES

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.