Public Health Environmental Specialist

General summary

This is a seasoned professional responsible for inspecting and investigating complex environmental sources; controlling facilities or problems involving multiple waste streams (e.g., air, water, and solid waste), wastes, or emissions having significant potential public health or environmental impact if uncontrolled;  enforcing environmental rules and permit conditions; and performing complex assignments often requiring the development of solutions to difficult environmental problems. Employees review and evaluate (including analysis of potential impact) complex pollution control facility plans, reports, tax credit applications, variance requests, and proposed compliance strategies or other proposals; negotiate conditions; and recommend approval or disapproval. Employees have project/program responsibility with assisting in determining project objectives to contribute to the development of a comprehensive program, contributing to successful project completion by participating in the resolution of issues such as conflicting technical objectives, unsuitability of standard procedures, and difficult coordination requirements; and coordinating project or program development activities with other state agencies, advisory committees, and industry or special interest groups.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of environmental public health and regulatory processes. Ability to interpret, apply, and enforce environmental public health laws, regulations, requirements, and policies.   

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.) 

Pay grade