ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 1
Under close supervision of a supervisory official in a state department,
agency, or local government agency, assists in performing professional
engineering work including but not limited to water management, air pollution
control/management, noise pollution control/management, coastal resource
management, hazardous/non-hazardous waste control/management; also
assists in review of engineering plans, making determinations and/or
recommendations on plans; field visits, inspections, investigations/surveys;
gathers data, researches and analyzes information as it relates to
environmental control work; and/or the enforcement of environmental laws
and/or regulations; works with Environmental Impact Statements; does related
work as required.
NOTE: The 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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
May conduct engineering studies for proposed or completed projects.
Provide interpretation of department rules, regulations, and policies within
the scope of assigned activities.
Prepare engineering data for the design used during and after construction
of department projects.
Use, maintain, and repair equipment used in studies.
Review and interpret plans and specifications, and participate in drafting
Devise sampling plans using engineering procedures.
Prepare and interpret computer data related to individual engineering projects.
May assist in the development of and/or develops in-house engineering
May assist in review of engineering plans.
May assist in the development, review, and issuance of permits applicable
to assigned element.
Utilize computer applications in engineering problem solving.
Collect data and prepare or participate in preparing reports on the findings
of investigations, inspections, surveys, or tests.
May prepare evidence for use in court actions and hearings and give
testimony under oath.
Maintain essential records, reports, and files.
Prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and factual reports containing
findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
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.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree in Civil,
Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental, Ocean, Coastal, Bio-Resource,
Sanitary, Industrial, Agricultural or Mining Engineering, or other field of
engineering related to the environment.
NOTE: A valid Professional Engineer's license issued by the New Jersey
State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors may be substituted
for the Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
One (1) year of professional experience in environmental engineering work.
NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the fields specified above may
be substituted for one (1) year of the above experience.
Appointee 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 essential duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of practices and principles involved in the field of environmental
engineering and the application of engineering principles to assess and
mitigate the effect of various projects.
Knowledge of responsibilities, programs, standards, policies, and procedures
relating to environmental engineering.
Knowledge of methods and procedures of laboratory testing related to
Knowledge of capabilities and applications of computers in engineering
situations and projects.
Knowledge of methods and procedures used in indicating samples, preparing
them for testing, and ensuring proper degree of accuracy in making tests.
Knowledge of varied types and proper use and maintenance of field and
laboratory apparatus and equipment used in testing of samples.
Knowledge of problems which arise when tests are made in the field and of
precautions taken to prevent breakage, deterioration, and waste of testing
equipment, materials, and supplies.
Knowledge of computer applications and programs.
Ability to organize assigned field and office work and develop effective
Ability to comprehend and apply state and federal rules and regulations
relating to environmental engineering.
Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and factual reports
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to maintain records, reports, and files.
Ability to make required field surveys, studies, and investigations
and prepare reports.
Ability to make necessary contacts with the public and other government
Ability to read, interpret, and apply knowledge of laws and rules, regulations,
and codes of the Department of Environmental Protection relative to the
Ability to follow closely prescribed testing procedures and to use good
judgment in making minor deviations when circumstances warrant.
Ability to plan and undertake the collection and analysis of engineering
data for computer processing and to read and interpret the results.
Ability 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, and 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
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.