Environmental Programs Specialist

Recruitment #211001-UNCR-39



This position is located in the Environmental Complaints and Local Services Division – Southeast Region – Durant, OK

This position requires daily travel.

Major Job Duties:
1. Provide environmental complaint response, investigation and resolution within an assigned geographic area.
2. Perform inspections at facilities permitted by the DEQ.
3. Perform all regulatory functions of the on-site sewage treatment program to include soil tests for system design, inspection of system installations, review of soil tests and inspections done by the private sector and issuance of authorizations for the construction of sewage treatment systems.
4. Provide technical service to citizens and municipalities with regard to water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal and air pollution control.

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. Salary may be commensurate for those with one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.

Special Requirement Qualifications:
Applicants wishing to apply for the Environmental Programs Specialist position in the Environmental Complaints & Local Services Division must meet the qualifications for a Registered Sanitarian and Environmental Specialist, which includes a Bachelors with a major in public health, environmental health, environmental science, physical science, natural science, biological science, agricultural science or equivalent from an accredited college or university with at least thirty (30) semester hours of work in physical, natural, and biological science, public health and/or environmental health. The list of approved courses can be found at https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/OLS-Sanitarian%20Approved%20Courses.pdf.
Physical Requirements:
Operate a personal computer up to 2-3 hours each day, be able to walk over a variety of terrain, such as loose gravel, sloped ground, steep embankments, excavated areas and construction sites. Manually auger a 3-inch diameter hole to a depth of 48-inches, which requires fairly rigorous upper body twisting, and climb ladders and/or stairs, and carry equipment and/or supplies.

An EEO Employer.



Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.