Environmental Scientist Supervisor

  • City of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Aug 24, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description

This is professional work at the working supervisor level in conducting and monitoring special studies, projects and programs to assess the natural environment and to determine sources of and methods for controlling pollutants in air, water and soil. The work requires knowledge of environmental science and engineering principles, practices, methods, techniques and procedures used to assess the natural environment and to determine sources of and methods for controlling air, water and soil pollutants which is gained through a combination of education, training and experience. Schedules, assigns, monitors, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff. Contacts require skills in understanding and influencing others, which are important in monitoring studies and projects, resolving complaints and enforcing regulations. The work is covered by clearly defined policies and principles and involves a variety of differing situations requiring use of judgment. The work is performed in an office and field environment where there are some risks and hazards associated with inspecting and assessing environmental impact, but they are generally known, predictable and mostly controllable. Operates motor vehicles, field sampling and testing equipment, personal computers and other standard office equipment. The physical demands are moderate and include walking and climbing and lifting or moving objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The work is performed under limited supervision where the work assignments are subject to standard practices and procedures, the worker plans and organizes the work and the work is reviewed in terms of quality, volume, timeliness and adherence to established methods, standards and policies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of environmental science and engineering principles, practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of chemical properties and potential reactions that may result in potential environmental harm or could pose health and safety risk depending on assignment to Emergency Response Operations.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws, rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and practices.
  • Ability to conduct and monitor special studies, projects and programs.
  • Ability to plan, organize, train, assign, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to collect, compile, review, analyze and interpret field and sampling data.
  • Ability to develop procedures, correspondence, technical reports and summaries.
  • Ability to develop and use data processing applications involving modeling, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to perform calculations to determine pollution discharges.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and technical manuals.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including personal computer using word, spreadsheet, database and related software and field sampling and testing equipment.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicle.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to develop and conduct educational and certification programs for large groups. 

Open Requirements/Supplemental Information

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution in a science, engineering, or environmental. (A copy of your college transcript is required with your application.)
  • At least 2 years of experience in pollution control or a related environmental field.
  • At least one year of experience must be at a lead worker or supervisory level. 

Required to have 16 semester hours of chemistry (or the equivalent quarter hours) depending on assignment to Emergency Response Operations.  

  • FL Class E Driver's License is required prior to appointment and must be maintained. 
  • City of Jacksonville Public Driver Certification must qualify for prior to appointment, obtain and maintain during employment.


  • The probationary period for this class is twelve months. 
  • Depending on assignment specialized certifications may be required such as but not limited to asbestos, OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER, Stormwater Management Inspector, Noise and smoke school.
  • If assignment to Emergency Response Operations must have successful completion of sixteen (16) semester hours of college level chemistry (or the equivalent quarter hours).   
  • Depending on assignment, this classification performs safety-sensitive functions and is subject to pre-employment, random and other drug/alcohol testing programs as set forth in the City of Jacksonville's Drug Free Workplace Policy (0401).

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Government- Local/Regional


$39,196.46 - $45,334.80 Annually