LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, FLEMING TRAINING CENTER, RUTHERFORD 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 three 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 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.
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 or 36 quarter hours is equivalent to one year).
Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying fulltime environmental, sustainability, or natural resource conservation program experience may substitute for the required education, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years. OR Three years 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.
Summary: Under general supervision, may be responsible for professional environmental, natural resources and/or similar science related program work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: *This is the advanced working and/or lead level in the TDEC Environmental Scientist subseries. An employee in this class will perform a full range of complex environmental compliance inspection, monitoring, problem identification, corrective action and enforcement duties in an environmental regulatory or assistance division. An employee in this class may perform natural resource management and/or inventory duties in conservation or other non-regulatory programs.
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