Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for performing a wide variety of professional environmental, health physicist, natural resources, sustainability, laboratory, geological, and/or similar science related program work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the working-level in the TDEC Environmental Scientist sub-series. An employee in this class may perform a full range of environmental compliance activities, including inspections, monitoring, problem identification, sample collection, report writing, corrective action, emergency response, surveying, lab work, and enforcement duties in environmental regulatory, radiological health, natural resources, or sustainable practices program areas. An employee in this class may perform natural resource management and other non-regulatory duties. This class is flexibly staffed with and differs from the TDEC Environmental Scientist 1* in that an incumbent of the latter functions at the entry-training level. This class differs from TDEC Environmental Scientist 3 in that an incumbent of the latter functions at an advanced level and may lead other staff.
LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, WATER RESOURCES DIVISION, MEMPHIS ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD OFFICE-CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PERMITTING, SHELBY COUNTY
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology), ecology, sustainability or applied science in sustainability, life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology, health physics or biophysics), environmental health, pre-medicine, engineering or other acceptable science or natural resource related field and one year of full-time professional environmental program, natural resource conservation work or full-time professional work that involved ensuring compliance with radiation safety standards and/or regulations.
Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework in environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, physics, ecology, sustainability, applied science in sustainability, or other acceptable science or natural resource related field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of one year (24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours is equivalent to one year).
OR One year of fulltime professional environmental, sustainability, or natural resource conservation program work with the State of Tennessee.
Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:
Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.
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