Environmental Consultant

  • Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Nov 03, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology Sustainability

Job Description

Job Overview

Summary: Under direction, serves as an Environmental Consultant dealing with issues of unusual difficulty within a division. Performs scientific and technical work of unusual difficulty associated with or related to technical oversight, planning, reviewing, negotiating, coordinating, program and process development and performs related work as required. 

Distinguishing Features: This is the third level technical consultant in the TDEC Environmental Consultant sub-series. An employee in this class performs professional environmental consultant duties in environmental regulatory, radiological health, natural areas and/or sustainability programs by serving as an Environmental Consultant and technical or regulatory expert addressing complex issues. An incumbent in this classification functions as a technical consultant working within a division dealing with issues of unusual difficulty, and may train or lead a large or complex process or project team or function as a technical expert for a regional or statewide program. This classification differs from TDEC Environmental Consultant 4 in that an incumbent of the latter function or lead two or more large and complex project or process teams or regional or statewide programs.   The TDEC Environmental Consultant 3 differs from TDEC Environmental Consultant 2 in that an incumbent of the latter serves as a technical expert and may train or lead two small work units or project teams.

Minimum Qualifications


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 five years 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 two years (24 semester hours is equivalent to one year). 

Substitution of a Specific Bachelor's Degree for Experience: A bachelor's degree in health physics or nuclear engineering may substitute for one year of the required experience in the Division of Radiological Health.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must: 

  1. Applicants for this class must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions. 

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

Competencies (KSA's)


  1. Decision Quality
  2. Functional/Technical Competency
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Listening
  5. Written Communications
  6. Technical Learning
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Organizing
  9. Planning
  10. Time Management
  11. Presentation Skills


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


  1. Judgment & Decision Making
  2. Complex Problem Solving
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Science
  5. Writing
  6. Active Listening
  7. Active Learning
  8. Speaking
  9. Time Management
  10. Trouble Shooting


  1. Written Comprehension
  2. Written Expression
  3. Oral Comprehension
  4. Deductive Reasoning
  5. Inductive Reasoning
  6. Oral Expression

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Government- State/Provincial


$56,832.00 Annually