Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Meadville, PA, USA
Oct 16, 2019Full time
THE POSITION Looking to start an exciting career in the field of environmental protection? Want to put your bachelor's degree in a physical, biological or engineering field to good use? Don't want to be tied to a desk? Look no further than to Environmental Trainee opportunities with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)! DEP has immediate openings for college graduates with no professional environmental protection experience required! We are seeking environmentally friendly and energetic individuals who are committed to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's resources through the regulation of air, water, waste, mining, radiation sources, and oil and gas. Environmental Trainees are hired into a 12-month training program, which consists of on-the-job training to learn the duties of an environmental inspector in a specific environmental field. Employees in the trainee job will learn applicable regulations and policies, and assist more experienced employees in performing inspections of assigned facilities. Trainees may become Safe Drinking Water inspectors, Storage Tanks inspectors, Wastewater Treatment Plant inspectors, Air Quality inspectors, among others. Travel is required for these positions, but does not typically include overnight stays. Applicants must possess a valid driver's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. DEP vehicles can be signed out to facilitate travel to and from inspection sites. Inspections may require employees to negotiate uneven or rough terrain, sometimes while carrying test equipment. Employees who complete the Environmental Trainee year often move on to higher-level specialist and supervisory job titles in the future. Work hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Mon-Fri). DESCRIPTION OF WORK http://www.occup.state.pa.us/OrgChart/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=00128158 REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible for this position you must: Have successfully examined and have a current score on file. If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided. Meet Pennsylvania residency requirements Be able to perform essential job functions A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an attachment during the application process. Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !