Environmental Consultant I

  • Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation
  • Davidson County, TN, USA
  • May 15, 2019
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications


https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/environment/job-announcements-/preferred-service/00104180TDECENVCNSDWRNEFO.pdf (Download PDF reader)

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 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.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision, serves as an Environmental Consultant dealing with issues of average difficulty within a division. Performs complex scientific and technical work of average 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 first 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. This classification performs scientific and technical environmental consultant duties by serving as a subject matter or process expert, may assist in training others, and performs technical tasks of average difficulty in a small work unit or project team. This classification differs from TDEC Environmental Consultant 2 in that an incumbent of the latter functions as a technical consultant working on issues of considerable difficulty and/or trains or coordinates two or more small project or process teams.

Competencies (KSA's)


  1. Functional/Technical Competency
  2. Listening
  3. Decision Quality
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Technical Learning
  6. Written Communications
  7. Customer Focus
  8. Time Management
  9. Self-Development
  10. Building Effective Teams
  11. Presentation Skills


  1. Law & Government
  2. Mathematics
  3. Engineering & Technology
  4. Physics
  5. Chemistry
  6. Geology


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


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

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Job Level



Government- State/Provincial


$49,092.00 Annually