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Job Specification



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.

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 
oriented programming.

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  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 
environmental engineering.

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 
work methods.

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 
program areas.

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:
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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.