Environmental Scientist – DERR

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description


The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking 2 Environmental Scientists to work in their Division of Environmental Response and Remediation. These positions may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.

Principle Duties
As the Environmental Scientist you will typically perform:

Public outreach and training on Petroleum Storage Tank Rules and Regulations.
Installation, operational, and closure inspections at Petroleum Storage Tank facilities.
Compliance and enforcement follow up.
Data management, validation and tracking
Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:Knowledge of environmental rules and regulations.
Knowledge of industry practices and codes.
Knowledge of scientific and engineering principles and equipment.
An understanding of safety principles.
Organizational and time management skills.
Problem solving abilities.
Skills in the use of technology including general office software, databases, inspection application.
Oral and written communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
The ability to conduct field work in all weather conditions and physical settings found within the state of Utah.
Job Series
The selected candidate for this position may be brought in as an Environmental Scientist I with a salary range of $22.79 – $34.23 per hour with the potential to move to an Environmental Scientist II with a salary range of $26.82 – $40.29 per hour, and then with the potential to move up to an Environmental Scientist III with a salary range of $31.56 – $47.42 per hour. This position will typically be filled at the level one or two, depending on experience.

Preference may be given to those with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a Physical or Life Science (including environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, or physics) or in Chemical, Civil, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering
from an accredited university.

Preference may also be given to those with Utah certifications: UST Inspector, Environmental Media Sampler, UST Installer, or UST Remover

HAZWOPER 40-hour trained (current with 8-hour refreshers)

Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division Environmental Response and Remediation, click here.

Supplemental Information

Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.

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