PAY RANGE: EP17**
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 1
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)
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.
AIR MANAGEMENT SPECIALTY
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
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.
NOTE: Does not apply to Career Advancement or In-Position Promotions.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
††††††††††† Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
CSC - 10/04; Ad. Board - 01/05
Ad Board- 10/15