CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 1
( Air Management )
This is environmental engineering work at the intermediate level, conducting studies and evaluating methods to improve the effectiveness of water quality and treatment or the management of air hazards. Employees in the Sanitary specialty are responsible for researching and evaluating the efficiency of water or wastewater treatment methods, the effects of urbanization on receiving streams, or the impact of the stormwater and combined sewer discharges on receiving water bodies. Employees in the Air Management speciality investigate and evaluate environmental health hazards such as air or noise pollution sources, sources of radiation and other pollutant emissions. Employees in this class are given progressively more difficult assignments and are expected to use progressively more independent judgment when making technical recommendations. Work is performed under the supervision of a technical superior.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Air Management Specialty
- Performs assigned research; prepares reports on observations and evaluation of findings; estimates extent of problems; presents research results to supervisors for their evaluation; reviews technical literature; determines the feasibility of introducing new techniques into existing programs or processes; evaluates laboratory test results; meets with external agencies and community groups to advise them of departmental programs and policies.
- Performs related work as required.
- Investigates environmental hazards to determine extent of problems; reviews permit applications, blueprints and designs of plant layout and equipment to assure compliance with standards and regulations; sets up, calibrates and maintains a variety of physical and chemical testing equipment; takes readings and makes calculations to evaluate results.
- Recommends changes in treatment processes based on results of laboratory tests; evaluates effects of industrial wastes on water and wastewater treatment operations; visits industrial installations to inspect their processes and evaluate wastes; assesses need for waste pretreatment; assesses impact of urbanization on receiving streams and stormwater and sewer discharge impact on receiving water bodies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- engineering theory, principles and practices as applied to the area of specialization
- laws and regulations as applied to the area of specialization
- engineering mathematics and mathematical tables used in the area of specialization
- chemistry and biology as related to environmental hazards in the area of specialization
- the principles and proper usage of testing, measuring and control devices used in the area of specialization
- treatment plant design principles and maintenance practices and procedures for the Sanitary specialty
- hydraulics and hydrology for the Sanitary specialty
- equipment and related appurtenances used in the area of specialization
- water and wastewater conveyance and storage systems for the Sanitary specialty
- analyze equipment and plant processes as applied to the area of specialization
- evaluate findings and make cogent and technically sound recommendations
- prepare concise and comprehensive reports
- communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 01/05.)
- Completion of a bachelorís degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental, chemical, civil or environmental engineering.
- One year of engineering experience in the area of specialization.
- Completion of a one-year, structured engineering internship will be considered equivalent to six months of engineering experience.
- A masterís degree in one of the engineering specialties listed above may be substituted for one year of engineering experience.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP17
Class Established: 1/53
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 10/04 , Ad Board: 01/05
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3B61