STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B18

Class No. 2652

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST II

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) environmental or public health and safety work. Work involves conducting inspections surveys, assessments, or investigations to ensure compliance with environmental laws; evaluating environmental impact; and identifying health and safety hazards and other issues that can affect the health of the environment or population. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates and monitors environmental and/or public health programs, issues, and mitigation.

Evaluates the environmental or public health impact of activities in one or more of the following areas: noise pollution, air and water quality, wetlands, hazardous materials, socioeconomic areas, biological resources, geological areas, or cultural or historic resources.

Evaluates radiological, environmental, or public and consumer health and safety impact of facilities or products.

Prepares correspondence, responses to requests for environmental or public health assessments, technical reports, impact statements, or programmatic assessments.

Reviews and analyzes documents or conducts inspections, field surveys, assessments, or investigations to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal environmental or public health laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Reviews applications and conducts technical reviews of permits and licenses to ensure compliance with applicable environmental or public health laws and regulations.

Reviews, evaluates, and monitors consultant work, research projects, or special studies.

Assists with developing guidelines, policies, and procedures.

May coordinate and conduct surveys, tests, or inventories for project clearance and to determine cultural resource significance and effect.

May coordinate and schedule public involvement activities.

May conduct environmental audits of facilities, and may perform air or noise modeling and analysis.

May represent the department regarding environmental or public health issues.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in environmental or public health and safety work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental or natural sciences, environmental engineering, public health, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations, and of relevant safety practices and techniques.

Skill in the use of photographic, laboratory, and field testing equipment; in the use of a computer and applicable software; and in research techniques.

Ability to interpret laws and regulations, to apply scientific principles, to detect and evaluate environmental or public health hazards, to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require registration, certification, or licensure in a specialty area.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15