Environmental Services Trainee

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
  • Chester, New Jersey
  • Mar 10, 2017
Part time Biology/Ecology Environmental Science/Engineering GIS Watershed/Stormwater Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodplains

Job Description


Under close supervision of a supervisory official, in an Environmental Services Program, learns to conduct routine surveys, studies, inspections, and/or investigations relating to the improvement and/or monitoring of environmental conditions, and/or the enforcement of environmental laws/regulations; does other related duties.


The primary responsibilities of the Bureau of Coastal and Land Use Enforcement are to ensure compliance with the department’s requirements for freshwater wetlands, floodplains, coastal area and highlands area. Appointees to this position will benefit from a knowledge of soils, plant identification, the ability to read site plans and the ability to use or learn Geographic Information Systems and other remote sensing tools. This appointment requires field work which includes the extraction of soil samples for visual inspection with a hand auger, inventorying the vegetative community, taking general field measurements and maintaining a field log. Appointees must have good interpersonal and communication skills as they will meet with property owners and professional consultants. Field work is 50% of work responsibility.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Planning, Physical Geography or in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bio-resource Engineering.

NOTE: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must already be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Closes March 17

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$43,094.21 (Non-negotiable)