Environmental Scientist 2

  • Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Aug 09, 2018
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Job Overview

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  1. Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions;
  2. Applicants not flexing from the TDEC Environmental Scientist 1* or Health Physicist 1* who are working in the Division of Radiological Health must successfully complete the training courses offered by the Division of Radiological Health. Failure to do so may result in termination;
  3. TDEC Environmental Scientist's 2* performing geologic duties the major portion of their time must: Either a.) have completed the required college course work at the time of appointment to be eligible to take the licensing examination offered by Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance's Board of Professional Geologists, or b.) hold and maintain a current Geologic license from the State of Tennessee during employment or hold a current Geologic license from another State that Tennessee has evaluated and granted reciprocal licensing rights;
  4. Some TDEC Environmental Scientist 2* positions assigned to function as Biologists must meet the specific educational requirements for Biologists, as follows: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, including at least 36 quarter hours (or 24 semester hours) in biology, in one of the following areas: (1) biology or biological sciences, (2) botanical sciences, (3) environmental or conservation sciences, (4) zoological sciences, or (5) aquatic, terrestrial, or wetland biology or ecology or other acceptable biological science related field. 

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Competencies (KSA's)

Competencies:

  1. Written Communication
  2. Decision Quality
  3. Functional/Technical Competency
  4. Technical Learning
  5. Time Management
  6. Problem Solving
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Listening
  9. Planning
  10. Learning on the Fly
  11. Self-Development

Knowledge:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Geology
  4. Physics
  5. Law & Government
  6. Mathematics
  7. Customer & Personal Service

Skills:

  1. Science
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Judgment & Decision Making
  4. Active Listening
  5. Active Learning
  6. Time Management
  7. Complex Problem Solving
  8. Quality Control Analysis
  9. Equipment Selection

Abilities:

  1. Written Comprehension
  2. Written Expression
  3. Oral Comprehension
  4. Oral Expression
  5. Deductive Reasoning
  6. Inductive Reasoning
  7. Gross Body Coordination
  8. Stamina
  9. Static Strength

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$42,396.00 Annually