Environmental Engineering Specialist

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania | Luzerne County, PA

Posted Date 8/07/2019
Description Would you like a rewarding career that can make a positive difference in the lives of others? The Department of Environmental Protection's Environmental Cleanup and Brownfield Program and Facilities Section of the Waste Management Program is in immediate need of a professional engineer to be responsible for providing scientific assistance as an engineering expert to associates by independently analyzing and resolving engineering situations, including unique technical pollution problems. Apply today for this career opportunity and experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying professional career growth!

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
  • Full-time employment
  • Work Hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday with a 30 minute lunch
This is an Environmental Engineer Specialist position in the Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Cleanup and Brownfield Program and Facilities Section of the Waste Management Program. The employee in this class is responsible for providing scientific assistance as an engineering expert to associates by independently analyzing and resolving engineering situations, including unique technical pollution problems; reviewing and analyzing technical engineering information associated with the two programs activities delegated to the regional Environmental Cleanup and Brownfield Program and the Waste Management Program.
The employee in this position performs a variety of duties in the Hazardous Site Cleanup Program involving the investigation and cleanup of hazardous sites to ensure compliance with federal and state rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing the identification, investigation and cleanup of hazardous sites under the Federal superfund and State Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act. The employee reviews general as well as detailed technical engineering aspects of soil and groundwater cleanups, including water and air discharges from those cleanups and other related activities.

 The Facilities Section is responsible for reviewing permit applications for Municipal, Residual and Hazardous Waste Management. Typical projects include landfills, transfer facilities, waste processing facilities, oil and gas residual waste storage and processing facilities, hazardous waste storage or treatment facilities, and hazardous waste recycling facilities.
 Qualifications:
  • PA residency requirement currently waived for this title
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - Successful completion of the training program for Environmental Engineering Trainee; OR one year of professional experience in environmental engineering, and a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering or in any engineering field that includes or is supplemented by 9 credits in environmental engineering; OR two years of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by or acceptable to the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; OR one year of professional experience in environmental engineering, and possession of a valid Professional Engineer license issued by the Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.  Graduate study in environmental engineering or in a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis
  • CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Position requires possession of a valid driver's license.
  • A resume needs to be submitted with your application. You may upload your document as an Attachment during the application process. You must still complete the application and answer the supplemental questions.
  • Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education,  you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided
Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058
Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107
Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
Internethttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx

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