Environmental Program Specialist

General summary

This is a seasoned professional environmental/natural resources position that requires deep technical knowledge of an area or thorough knowledge of multiple areas. Positions will be expected to broadly interpret the principles, theories, and concepts of a scientific specialty and its regulatory requirements. Employees are usually considered statewide experts in their area(s), known outside the boundaries of state government, and influence standards at the agency, state, and national level. Work involves preparing/reviewing technical documents to ensure regulatory compliance, recommending/drafting legislation and rules, and providing expert testimony when needed. At this level, employees serve as technical leadership and will develop/implement strategies and procedures for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of environmental and natural resources data/information, designing research and forecasting models, and reviewing technical work of others.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Ability to apply relevant statistical methods to the interpretation and utilization of gathered data. Ability to discern when legal assistance is required in conducting inspections and investigations.  

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade