Environmental Programs Specialist I

Recruitment #200911-R20A-10

Introduction

Located in the Air Quality Division, Emission Inventory Section in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Travel Required

Major Job Duties:
• Predominantly (up to 95%) in an office setting, work with other section members to perform all duties assigned in order to complete the annual air emission inventory process for over 6,000 permitted facilities statewide.  The process includes production, distribution, collection, and verification of math calculations for air emission inventories. 
• Use word processing programs, databases, spreadsheets, and other applicable software for the entry, review and analysis of inventory data.  Produce reports and charts using the data in response to requests from other sections, agencies and the public. 
• Become knowledgeable of state and federal rules that pertain to emission inventories and be able to apply these rules equitably and consistently.
• Respond to customer inquiries received via phone, email, and office visits, following established procedures and timelines.  Accompany Air Quality Division (AQD) personnel on occasional industry site visits and inspections, if required.
• Become knowledgeable of TEAM, AQD’s internal database; SLEIS, AQD’s electronic emissions reporting systems; WebFIRE, EPA’s on-line database; and other similar emission inventory tools.  Provide assistance and training to industry on preparing and submitting annual emission inventories, including giving formal presentations and public speaking.

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 carry up to 10 lbs. of equipment and spend long hours driving in an automobile.

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.