Environmental Program Specialist II

Recruitment #220628-R20B-14


The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is a state agency responsible for overseeing the complex mission of managing, monitoring, planning for and financing the state's water resources and infrastructure towards reliable future supplies that support strong communities, commerce, and the environment. The agency is seeking a full-time Environmental Program Specialist to join our family of professionals in deliver exceptional services and expertise to Oklahomans.

Position: Environmental Program Specialist II (R20B)
Division: Water Quality
Section: Ground Water
Salary:  $47,500 Annually; comprehensive benefits package includes a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents and more.
Location of Work: 3800 Classen Boulevard; Oklahoma City, OK  73118
Trial Period: 12 months in accordance with (OAC) 260:130-19-30
Travel: Extensive field work, training & conference attendance with extended day and overnight travel is required.

Typical Job Functions:
• Gathers, organizes, and processes groundwater quality and quantity data.
• Operates field trucks, pumps, and other field equipment.
• Performs aquifer tests.
• Performs validations on groundwater quality and quantity data or other types of data.
• Performs routine chemical tests of samples.
• Prepares, or reviews data summary reports of investigations, sampling, chemical analysis, or other related tasks.
• Maintain and calibrate various types of electronic and non-electronic equipment.
• Enters data and manipulates spreadsheets from a variety of investigations and projects.
• Ensures that data is collected and analyzed in a scientifically defensible manner.
• Works with various Project Managers on project planning and implementation.
• Perform/assist with varied complex environmental data analysis.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Strong communications skills and knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental quality and sanitation; of biological, microbiological, radiological and chemical analysis; of environmental problems; of sample collection; of laboratory methodologies; of complaint investigations; of the survey and inspection of environmental and sanitary conditions; of consumer protection; of epidemiology; of water and air quality regulations; of hydrological and geological survey methods; of the principles of ground and surface water geology and hydrology; and of the preparation, coordination and review of environmental program applications and of laboratory procedures. Ability is required to operate and maintain monitoring and detection equipment; to establish and maintain professional working relationships with others; to write technical reports; to collect samples; to apply research methodologies; to read and interpret plans and specifications of proposed facilities; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to think analytically and make sound decisions; and to read engineering and architectural plans and specifications. Experience with GPS equipment and ArcGIS is preferred but not required. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

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Equal Opportunity Employer


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 plus one year of professional experience in one of the areas listed; or a master’s degree in a qualifying area.


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