Environmental Control Technician I (#MGCC01)
$25,837.50 Yearly Min / $32,085.00 Yearly Mid / $38,502.00 Yearly Max

Environmental Control Technician II (#MGCC02)
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$30,928.00 Yearly Min / $38,660.00 Yearly Mid / $46,392.00 Yearly Max

Environmental Control Technician III (#MGCC03)
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$32,910.00 Yearly Min / $41,138.00 Yearly Mid / $49,366.00 Yearly Max

Environmental Control Supervisor (#MGCC04)
$39,654.00 Yearly Min / $49,567.00 Yearly Mid / $59,480.00 Yearly Max

Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses four levels in the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Sciences occupational group, Natural Resources occupational series and describes technical support work applying environmental or ecological principles and practices to support various environmental or public health initiatives. The focus of environmental technician services is to assist management and administrative staff in the implementation of natural resources management initiatives and programs. Work involves making evaluations and assessments in one or more of the following areas such as conformance review of site evaluations, engineering plans, deeds and zoning regulations, related permit applications for installation, modification or repair of water wells, on-site waste water treatment systems, safe drinking water, and air emission control facilities; biological surveying, controlled sampling and monitoring of upland, wetland and subaqueous flora, fauna and habitat.

Note: This career ladder series incorporates levels I, II and III.  The I level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels.  Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with minimum qualifications and promotional standards. Promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, sets forth the criteria that defines and describes the requirements that must be met at each level.  Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency's/department's operational needs and distribution of work. 

The Environmental Control Supervisor, although not part of the career ladder, provides competitive opportunity for movement of employees. 

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Provides technical support in studies, surveys, inspections and research projects.
  • Collects field samples and data.
  • Provides technical information and assistance to the public and the regulated community.
  • Interprets rules and regulations for assigned area.
  • Reviews permit applications and supplemental paperwork for approval or recommendation for disapproval.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles, boats and sampling equipment.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports.
  • May assist in processing biological samples.

Levels of Work

Environmental Control Technician I

This is the first level in the technician series. Positions at this level apply established techniques, procedures, practices, and methods to less complex technician assignments while assisting other staff members with managing the quality of natural resources.

  • Reports to a professional or administrative superior.
  • Work is performed within well-defined guidelines.
  • Conducts basic field samples and collection of data related to assigned areas and/or reviewing basic permit applications for completeness and under close guidance assist applicants with application process.
  • May complete activity reports related to sampling site conditions or assisting with on-site inspections (drilling or construction).

Environmental Control Technician II

This is the full performance level providing field (e.g., controlled sampling) and/or laboratory support to professional staff involved in research or program development for managing the quality of natural resources.

  • Work requires evaluative thought due to a variety of soil, air, water and habitat conditions.
  • Assignments are varied in nature and may require the application, operation and maintenance of various scientific instruments, boats and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Conducts complex fieldwork to collect samples and survey data.
  • Inspects installations, modifications and repairs to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Participates in preparation of technical reports under guidance of supervisor.
  • May review and recommend approval/denial of permit applications.
  • May process biological samples.
  • May direct the work of seasonal staff.
  • Contacts are with the general public, contractors and vendors.

Environmental Control Technician III

This is the lead level or is responsible for implementing rules and regulations associated with managing the quality of natural resources.

  • As a lead worker, responsible for the day-to-day coordination of assignments of technical staff and resources.
  • Participates in planning environmental or ecological monitoring activities.
  • Assists in providing field training for less experienced Environmental Technicians.
  • May conduct field inspections to ensure compliance and inspect failed systems to assess remediation possibilities.
  • Analyzes and interprets samples and data to ensure quality control.
  • Recommends modifications and procedures for corrective action.
  • Recommends permit approval/denial of complex projects.
  • Approves basic permits or recommends denial to superiors.
  • Develops and maintains databases.
  • Contacts are with landowners, developers, drilling/construction contractors and the general public.

Environmental Control Supervisor

This is the supervisory level responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing the implementation of a permitting or survey/sampling program segment for managing the quality of natural resources.

  • Reports to an Environmental Program Administrator/Manager.
  • Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per Merit Rule 5.1460. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.
  • Plans, coordinates, assigns, reviews and assesses unit workflow, ensuring unit goals and operations are in compliance with department and federal/state rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Recommends and drafts new or revises existing rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for program assessment, planning and implementation of rules and regulations associated with assigned area. Analyzes budget needs, drafts budget proposals and/or grant applications and may monitor current budgetary expenditures.
  • Approves/denies permit/license applications or other processes specific to program area; issues warnings to violators of regulations and/or permit conditions.
  • Conducts a variety of reviews specific to assigned areas (e.g., remediation possibilities, site evaluations, permit applications).
  • Serves on task forces/committees and represents the department on boards/commissions and to the general public.
  • Prepares statistical and unit evaluation reports.
    Contacts are with other agencies, community representatives and contractors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and regulations applicable to assigned area.
  • Knowledge of survey/sampling techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles/boats and traverse rough terrain.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Environmental Control Technician II requires:

  • Knowledge of environmental or ecological principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of controlled sampling and monitoring methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of data assembly and compilation methods.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of environmental sampling instruments.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction specifications.
  • Ability to collect samples under adverse weather conditions.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Environmental Control Technician III requires:

  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of various environmental sampling instruments and land and water craft.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating problems and recommending solutions.
  • Skill in navigational practices including operation of electronic instruments and interpreting navigational charts.
  • Ability to coordinate, monitor and train subordinates.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the Environmental Control Supervisor requires:

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state and federal fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Skill in the interpretation of construction specifications.
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in developing subordinate personnel to their fullest potential.
  • Ability to plan, delegate, train and review the work of others to achieve program goals.
  • Ability to evaluate issues, explain rules and regulations.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Control Technician III 
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: 

  1. Six months experience in conducting field work to collect environmental or ecological samples and survey data.
  2. Six months experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
  3. Six months experience in math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, or decimals.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  5. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  6. Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
  7. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).