Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1-2-3 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1-2-3
$2,489.00 - $4,957.00 Monthly
$14.36 - $28.60 Hourly
$2,489.00 - $4,957.00 Monthly
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Department of Environmental Quality
10/24/2016 11:59 PM Central
Job Number 16-72-ES GR
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 1/2/3
This position is located in the Enforcement/Waste /Multi Media Division within the Office of Environmental Compliance.
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.
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.
This position may be filled as a probational (new hire, open to all qualified applicants) or promotional (open to all permanent classified employees) appointment.
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.
The Standard Form 10 (SF-10) is no longer accepted when applying for a classified job in the State of Louisiana. The official form is the online application form in the LA Careers Application and Tracking system or the paper equivalent form which can be located on the job seeker portal of Civil Service's website here.
Please reference job #16-72 ES 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.