Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1-3 in Other, Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1-3
$2,489.00 - $4,957.00 Monthly
$14.36 - $28.60 Hourly
$2,489.00 - $4,957.00 Monthly
Department of Environmental Quality
16-81 ESERO GR
10/27/2016 11:59 PM Central
Job Number #16-81 ESERO GR
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1-3
This position is located within the Office of Environmental Compliance /Inspection Division in the Bayou Lafourche Office located in Lockport.
This section serves Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, and Washington Parishes
Applicants must apply in response to this announcement in order to be considered for all Environmental Scientist vacancies. If you have applied to another Environmental Scientist posting in the past, you must re-apply to this announcement.
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty OR a Classified WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Environmental Scientist 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant.
The maximum salary for the Environmental Scientist 3 is $72,862. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
NO CIVIL SERVICE SCORE OR ELIGIBILITY IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
This position will be filled under the generic option.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application if possible (PDF format preferred). Candidates may apply 90 days prior to receipt of the qualifying degree; however, the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to the graduation date.
Resumes (or attachments of any kind) will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application at (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title (environmental scientist 1-3) and job number (16-81 ESERO GR) on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting.
NOTE: When submitting a paper application, you MUST use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service Application here. *Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application.
Responsibilities and/or Preferences
Incumbents of this position perform inspections, collect environmental samples, including ambient water sites, conduct environmental monitoring and respond to complaints and environmental incidents in the surrounding parishes in which the regional office service. Incumbents assist with preparation and participate in the inspections of major and minor facilities and/or sources within an assigned region for one or more of the following media: air, water, hazardous and solid waste, waste tire generators and processors, asbestos and lead. Incumbents will perform environmental monitoring to collect ambient air and water data. Incumbents will participate in special inspections or sampling projects on a statewide basis. Incumbents receive training appropriate to their positions. Lower level staff obtains necessary experience and skills to perform inspections and collect environmental data related to compliance issues within a region with guidance from senior Environmental Scientists (mentors), Supervisors and ES Staff. Basic knowledge of computers is required to learn the use of the primary DEQ information systems, to access work assignments and information relative to facilities, response activities and sampling data in the region. Safety water vessel training, defensive driving, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 series and HAZWOPER training are required. Full range of motion is required of all field staff. Use of a state vehicle is required to perform duties. Participate in rotating weekend emergency response duty. Perform maintenance on assigned state property/equipment.
Please reference job #16-81 ESERO GR if a paper application is submitted. All supplemental questions should be answered and submitted with the application. Any applications that do not contain this information may be rejected.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
Equal Opportunity Employer
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LA Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
A baccalaureate degree with a major in one of the following scientific fields: agronomy, animal science, atmospheric sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, forestry, geosciences, health physics, health sciences, medical physics, nuclear science, physical geography, physics, soil sciences, statistics and quantitative methods, toxicology, or wildlife and fisheries sciences.
A master's degree or Ph.D. in any of the qualifying fields will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The transcript must state that the applicant's major is in one of the specified fields. Baccalaureate degrees with majors in a field not listed above which included a heavy concentration in science courses will not be considered qualifying.
Some specific scientific fields that are not qualifying are agriculture, architecture, computer science, food science, horticulture, mathematics, and science education.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To regulate environmental effects of industrial, commercial, governmental and construction activities through performance of permitting, certification, investigation, inspection, enforcement, emergency response, data collection and assessment, quality assurance, facility classification, laboratory analysis, and/or environmental assessment tasks.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Direct from an Environmental Scientist Supervisor or equivalent level technical supervisor. May be supervised by higher level personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Environmental Quality.
Differs from Environmental Scientist 2 by the absence of independent responsibility for basic level scientific projects.
The primary function of this level is to receive the necessary training and experience to prepare for the responsibility of higher levels. The focus is on formal and on-the-job training in the multi medias of air/water/waste or environmental laboratory analysis.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST/ GENERIC OPTION:
Assists in review of permit applications for minor sources of pollution or minor modifications to major sources of pollution.
May draft permits under close supervision.
Assists in routine inspection and complaint investigations.
Participates in emergency response activities.
Participates and/or assists in enforcement actions.
Assists in the operations of monitoring equipment and collection of monitoring data.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST/ LABORATORY OPTION:
Perform routine "wet-chemistry" analyses of water and wastewater samples for various chemical and physical parameters using titrimetric, gravimetric, and volumetric procedures.
Performs basic potentiometric analyses of water and wastewater samples.
Develops skills and assists in the analyses of various environmental samples (air water, wastewater, soils, sediments and aquatic organisms) using various instrumental procedures including atomic absorption spectrophotometry, automated colorimetry, ion chromatography, gas chromatography infrared spectrometry, mass spectroscopy, polarized light microscopy, or scanning electron microscopy.
Develops skills and assists in the required distillation/extraction of environmental samples prior to instrumental analysis, or the preparation and calibration of sampling devises used to collect ambient air samples.
Develops skills and assists in the preparation of necessary standard solutions and reagents required for laboratory operations.
Assist in the acquisition, formatting, reporting, and quality control of analytical data.
Assist in the calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.