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Job Specification



   Under direction, conducts investigations, inspections, and
   gathers data for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, 
   preventing, and eliminating environmental health hazards; 
   May perform mosquito inspection and extermination; 
   does related work as required.

   NOTE:  The definition and examples of work for this title are 
   for illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this 
   title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
   Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

   NOTE:  In some jurisdictions, appointees may be required to 
   perform mosquito extermination duties.


   Conducts tests and field investigations to obtain data for use
   in determining sources and methods of controlling pollutants 
   in air, water, and soil.

   Conducts chemical and physical laboratory and field tests
   according to prescribed standards to determine characteristics 
   or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials and 
   substances using pH meter, chemicals, autoclave, centrifuge, 
   spectrophotometer, microscope, analytical instrumentation, 
   and other chemical laboratory equipment.

   Collects samples of gases from smokestacks and collects 
   other air samples and meteorological data to assist in 
   evaluation of atmospheric pollutants.

   Collects water samples from streams and lakes or raw,
   Semi-processed, or processed water, industrial waste water, 
   or water from other sources to assess pollution problem.

   Collects soil, silt, or mud to determine chemical composition
   and nature of pollutants.

   Prepares samples for testing, records data, and prepares
   summaries and charts for review.

   Sets monitoring equipment to provide flow of information.

   Installs, operates, and performs routine maintenance on gas 
   and fluid flow systems, chemical reaction systems, mechanical 
   equipment, and other test instrumentation.

   May operate fixed or mobile monitoring or data collection

   May perform mosquito inspection and extermination.

   May conduct bacteriological or other tests related to research
   in environmental or pollution control activity.

   May collect and analyze engine exhaust emissions to determine
   type and amount of pollutants.

   Collects and analyzes data derived from pollution emission
   measurements, atmospheric monitoring, and soil and water 

   Prepares graphs, charts, and statistical data from information

   Analyzes data to assess pollution problems and/or compliance
   with established standards, and recommends approaches to 
   control of pollutants.
   Investigates known or potential environmental problems
   including collection of data, identification of statistical
   parameters, analysis and review of empirical findings, and writes
   technical reports covering inferences of the results obtained.

   Conducts specific phases of an investigation involving air,
   hazardous substances, noise, solid waste, and/or water pollution

   May conduct all phases of investigation and study of a specific
   course of pollution; for example, air, hazardous substances, noise,
   solid waste, and/or water including recommendation of abatement
   action, and if necessary initiation and completion of legal action
   including preparation of legal documentation and testimony in court.

   Serves as public information source providing information
   concerning environmental health issues.

   Lectures and writes on matters pertaining to advancement of
   environmental health.

   Maintains equipment and takes and interprets readings
   associated with meteorological systems.

   May perform all phases of work in the development and
   dissemination of publications relevant to environmental health.

   Utilizes photographic and audiovisual supplies and equipment 
   in the discharge of prescribed responsibilities.

   Makes recommendations on purchases of equipment and 
   supplies for program operations.

   May supervise nonprofessional employees as assigned.

   Confers with municipal and county environmental health officials 
   and public and industry personnel to promote understanding
   of and compliance with environmental health rules and regulations.

   Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
   and/or manual recording and computerized information systems 
   used by the agency, office, or related units.


   Graduation from an accredited college or university with 
   a Bachelor's degree in Physical, Chemical, Biological, 
   Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or
   Public Health with a concentration in environmental health.


   One (1) year of experience in environmental control work
   involving field surveys, investigations, inspections, and 
   preparation of reports on the environment, the 
   preparation/review of environmental impact statements, 
   and/or the prevention or elimination of one or more 
   environmental health hazards.

   NOTE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university 
   with a Master's degree in Physical, Chemical, Biological, 
   or Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering 
   may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.


   Appointees may be required to obtain certification as a Commercial 
   Pesticide Applicator, in the appropriate category, or licensing as 
   a Pesticide Operator, issued  by the New Jersey Department of 
   Environmental Protection.

   Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license 
   valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather 
   than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential 
   duties of the position.

   Knowledge of principles, theory, and techniques involved
   in the broad field of environmental sciences and of federal, 
   state, and local laws, regulations, and policies pertaining 
   to environmental pollution.

   Ability to conduct environmental impact studies,
   investigations, and inspections.

   Ability to analyze and evaluate data collected and to draw
   sound conclusions thereof.

   Ability to collect samples or perform tests in the field
   and make evaluations and analyses.

   Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports
   containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

   Ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, and
   regulations on matters having impact on the environment.

   Ability to obtain certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, 
   in the appropriate category, or licensing as a Pesticide Operator, 
   issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
   may be required.

   Ability to cooperate with the county, community, and individual 
   citizens on matters affecting the environment, and to organize 
   assigned field and technical work and develop effective work 

   Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
   manual recording and information systems used by the 
   agency, office, or related units.

   Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in 
   English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. 
   American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered 
   as acceptable forms of communication.

   Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
   as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
   reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
   made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
   such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
07528LC N/A23-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.