Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana was established in 1825 and was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, commemorating his role in purchasing the Louisiana territory from France in 1803. The Parish originally extended from present day Felicity Street in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the St. Charles Parish line. As Orleans Parish grew, it annexed from Jefferson Parish such established areas as the Garden District, Lafayette, Jefferson, and Carrollton. The present boundary was set in 1874, and in 1884 the seat of Parish government was transferred to the West Bank, Gretna, where it has remained. 

Truly a sportsman's paradise, JP abounds with recreational and nature watching opportunities; Just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. You'll find some of Louisiana's most picturesque wetlands and a true slice of Cajun life. 

Jefferson Parish Gretna, Louisiana 70053, USA
Aug 11, 2018
Full time
Purpose of Announcement EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO ESTABLISH AN EMPLOYMENT LIST TO FILL ONE (1) CURRENT EAST JEFFERSON VACANCY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND FUTURE VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR. Kind of Work Under general supervision, this position is professional environmental work involving the enforcement of environmental pollution control laws and implementing programs and policy. Employee applies the techniques and principles of the appropriate science or engineering guidance to specialized environmental professional and technical work. Duties include moderate supervision of environmental quality technicians in implementation of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Employee inspects, monitors, and documents all processes related to wastewater discharges and pretreatment methodologies at industrial, commercial and Parish facilities, reporting on conditions of equipment, operations and grounds. Collects samples of various media (surface water, sanitary and or storm drainage wastewater, soil, solid waste, ground water, air, gas, leachate or other) and gathers other necessary field data or research data. Evaluates laboratory analysis to determine compliance or corrective action and coordinates inspection and monitoring activities with facility management. Position requires driving of a Parish vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record will be given preference. Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination Possession of a Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Physics, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, Forestry, or a closely related degree.ORPossession of a Bachelor's degree in any of the major fields listed above; plus, significant, satisfactory work experience involving the enforcement of environmental regulations or the implementation of environmental programs.   Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities; proof of education must be submitted within one week of final filing date. Remember to say you found this opportunity at