Environmental Programs Specialist

Recruitment #211011-UNCR-41




Applicants meeting the minimum requirements should submit their application to:

and include “Compliance & Enforcement- Environmental Programs Specialist” in the subject line to be considered for this position.

The application must include:
1. Cover letter
2.      Resume with years of experience
3. College transcripts
4. Professional references

Read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. Please do not send personal identifiable information such as SS# and DOB on your documents. This information must be redacted before submitting. 
Additional questions regarding employment with the Oklahoma DEQ should be forwarded to Human.Resources@deq.ok.gov

Not all applicants will receive an interview.  If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be notified by email.

This position is located in our Air Quality Division - Compliance & Enforcement Section, in Tulsa, OK.

Major Job Duties:
*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.
*Prepare detailed written reports to document the findings of on-site evaluations.
*Draft and submit enforcement case documents following guidance procedures and timelines.  Accomplish enforcement case development and update TEAM in accordance with enforcement procedure timelines.
*Become knowledgeable of Air Quality regulations that pertain to facilities that have been assigned, and administer these rules equitably and consistently.
*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.
*Investigate environmental complaints from citizens while following all complaint procedures and timelines.
*Must be able to travel throughout the state and occasionally stay overnight for training and completion of FCEs or PCEs. *Must have a valid driver’s license.

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, agricultural, environmental, geological, civil engineering, chemical engineering or planned program degree with at least 24 hours of qualifying course work. 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.

General & Physical Requirements:
Applicant must be able to travel throughout the state and occasionally stay overnight.
Applicant must have a valid driver's license.
Applicant must be able to operate a personal computer for long periods of time.
Applicant must be able to walk long distances or spend long hours on their feet.
Applicant must be able to walk over a variety of terrain such as loose gravel, slopes, excavated areas, and construction sites.
Applicant must be able to climb ladders or stairs.
Applicant must be able to carry equipment or supplies up to 50 pounds.
Applicant must be able to handle extremes of heat or cold and inclement weather.
Applicant may occasionally be exposed to strong odors and possibly short-term exposure to pollutants such as air borne toxics.

Required Job Skills:
Must meet educational requirements
Must have advanced computer skills
Must have good communications skills
Must have good people skills
Must be self-motivated
Must be able to work in a team environment
Must have good writing and comprehension skills
Must have good customer service skills
Must have good organizational skills
Must be willing and able to follow instructions from Manager or designated representatives

An EEO Employer


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