Environmental Services Specialist
35.00
12516
$40,000
Job Description and Requirements:
  • PURPOSE:
    Under close supervision of a supervisory official, in an Environmental Services Program, learns to conduct routine surveys, studies, inspections, and/or investigations relating to the improvement and/or monitoring of environmental conditions, and/or the enforcement of environmental laws/regulations; does other related duties.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Perform emergency or non-emergency medial actions requiring expertise in management of hazardous/non-hazardous substances or wastes.
    • Participate in sampling, assessments, investigations, cleanup plans, closure, and post-closure procedures to determine presence and/or degree of impacts damage caused to the environment or public health by improper hazardous/non-hazardous substance or waste disposal methods.
    • Collect, prepare, and transport environmental or waste samples containing hazardous/toxic substance or waste in accordance with applicable safety procedures/regulations.
    • Review and evaluate laboratory and field reports/assessments, third party contractor plans for handling and transporting hazardous/non-hazardous substances or wastes to approved disposal sites, remedial investigation work plans and reports, technical documents, sampling plans, health and safety plans, contract documents or change orders, waste characterization plans, or emergency contingency plans, and makes recommendations as required.
    • Assists in the development, review, and issuance of permits applicable to assigned element.
    • Collect data to prepare clear reports of investigative findings, inspections, and surveys containing recommendations and solutions.
    • Review plans, specifications, and environmental impact documents.
    • Prepare correspondence, enforcement directives, administrative orders, and case referrals to the Office of the Attorney General involving enforcement of any of the regulatory laws, rules, regulations, and procedures of various programs.
    • Participate in meetings relative to assigned activity, and in public information activities relative to assigned element.
    • Prepare evidence and comprehensive reports for use in court actions/hearings, and may be called on to appear in court and testify as to the methodology used and accuracy thereof.
    • Conduct field tests/investigations.
    • Learn to review and analyze Environmental Impact Statements to include physical, natural, and/or human environments submitted by other government agencies and private sector applicants.
    • May assist in examining plans, specifications, aerial photographs, and maps relevant to the Environmental impact statements under review.
    • Conduct technical and scientific work associated with assigned research study or evaluation.
    • Conduct field tests and/or collect samples for study.
    • Maintain essential reports, records, and files.
    • Prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and factual reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
    • Take and maintain personal field notes.
    • Investigate complaints.
    • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE AND/LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Planning, Physical Geography or in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bio-resource Engineering.
    • Valid New Jersey Driver’s License
    • Selected individual will be required to pass a detailed pre-employment HAZMAT physical
    • Selected individual will be required to live in County or within ten road miles of County border
    • Selected individual will be required to carry a device to be contacted for on-call duty

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
    • Ability to work overtime after hours and weekends
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally in public and individually.
    • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.


    ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.


How to apply:
  • Individuals will only be considered if they possess the minimum requirements listed above.
  • All applicants: In order to be considered for a job opening, an Application for Employment must be completed for each position. Resumes may be attached but are not considered as substitution for a fully completed job application form. mc-humanresources@co.monmouth.nj.us
  • Mail: Completed applications referencing the job title code on the application to: County of Monmouth, Human Resources Department, 1 East Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • Phone: To request a Job Application be mailed to you, call 732-431-7300
  • In Person: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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