Environmental Services, #59030
Occupational Family: Natural Resources and Applied Science
Pay Band Range: 4 - 7

 

Concept of Work

This Career Group provides career tracks for environmental specialists, environmental analyst, environmental planners, environmental inspectors and environmental scientists who enforce or promote regulatory compliance and/or perform pro-active planning and/or, technical program support managing and/or protecting the quality of public health and safety, natural resources or managing associated programs and/or staff. Employees perform duties ranging from entry level professional to management.

Roles Comprising This Group

These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Environmental Services Career Group. The roles define the typical career paths for employees who pursue careers such as environmental specialists, environmental analysts, environmental scientists, environmental inspectors, and environmental planners.

Although all of these occupations are environmental specialists, each warrants a separate career track. Each of these career paths requires different knowledge, skills, and abilities and would not naturally lead to the other for career progression. However, a role for each of these occupations represents different levels of work, or career progression. Career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in these Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups.

 

PAY BAND

PRACTITIONER ROLES

ROLE

CODE

MANAGEMENT ROLES

ROLE
CODE

4

Environmental
Specialist I

59031

   

5

Environmental
Specialist II

59032

Environmental Manager I

59033

6

   

Environmental Manager II

59034

7

   

Environmental Manager III

59035

 

Role Descriptions

These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile.

 

Environmental Specialist I

Code: 59031

Pay Band: 4

SOC: 19-2041*

The Environmental Specialist I role provides career tracks for environmental specialists, environmental analysts or environmental inspectors who are responsible for conducting projects or components of programs related to environmental program analysis and management public health and safety and/or consumer protection. Responsibilities range from entry-level specialist to supervising specialized inspection activities to include planning and development for the assigned program or territory. Environmental analysis may be performed in support of technical program delivery.
COMPLEXITY
  • Applies knowledge of planning, technical, scientific investigative principles, practices, and procedures, highway construction methods to a particular environmental discipline transportation/technical program or public health/consumer protection program.
  • Applies knowledge of federal or state laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to assigned projects or components of programs.
  • May apply basic knowledge of the principals and practices of supervision.
  • May conduct data monitoring and analysis in the completion of varied assignments and duties under established procedures and guidelines.
  • Duties may include: inspection, assessment, project/program analysis, enforcement, compliance, public education, licensing and certification, product registration, sanitation, food safety, contract management, impact assessments, transportation/technical studies, permit applications, mediations and
  • acquisitions, project development, erosion and sediment control, environmental documents, pesticide management, natural area management, vegetation management, classification and inventory of species, sample and evidence collection, data collection, maintenance, technical assistance or regulation activities having an impact on the public health and the environment.
  • Frequent contact with federal, state and local agencies, industry representatives, private organizations and consumers to investigate complaints, review, apply and explain program policies, laws and regulations.
RESULTS
  • Effective consultation with customers and industry regarding compliance with law and regulatory requirements prevents or reduces the risk of harm to humans, plant life, animals and the environment.
  • Effective decisions and compliance with federal and state environmental laws prevents or reduces negative impact on the environment, public health and citizen safety.
  • Input and guidance may be used to develop effective solutions to potential environmental hazards.
  • Decision-making affects public confidence and credibility of regulatory programs.
  • Avoid, minimize and compensate impacts of projects on the environment and public health and safety, and comply with all federal and state environmental laws and regulations.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • May receive instruction with respect to detail of assignments and receive guidance and direction from higher level positions.
  • May make decisions on compliance, certification and licensing and environmental issues and exercises judgment with minimum supervision.
  • May have the authority to plan, schedule, and direct work of others and/or oversee program functions for an assigned location, facility, territory, or work unit.
  • May supervise specialized unit(s) where comprehensive knowledge of the program is required such as food inspections or on-site soil evaluations.
  • May recommend penalties or appropriate course of action for violation of laws and regulations.
 
These two roles provide a dual career track for the environmental specialists.
 

Environmental Specialist II

Code: 59032

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 19-2041*

Environmental Manager I

Code: 59033

Pay Band: 5

SOC: 11-9199*

Environmental Specialist II

The Environmental Specialist II role provides career tracks for environmental specialists or analysts who perform advanced-level responsibilities focusing on intermediate to long-range environmental management, public health and safety, and/or consumer protection activities, transportation program technical support and decision making or have supervisory and/or program coordination responsibilities.
COMPLEXITY
  • Applies knowledge of program specific concepts to a wide range of environmental transportation or public health programs.
  • May apply knowledge of complex mathematical formulas and theories, scientific and industrial processes, transportation principles, highway construction plans and specifications
  • May apply knowledge of ecological principals, conservation practices and research methods.
  • May apply knowledge of the principals and practices of supervision.
  • May oversee regulatory compliance activities, coordinate program activities involving law violations, and quality control standards for the assigned program.
  • May coordinate/conduct water quality field studies and surveys, biological impact studies, and wetlands delineations.
  • May develop strategies to minimize impacts of hazardous waste/pollutants.
  • Responsibilities include: conducting inspections and investigations; surveys; analysis and evaluation of data, records and reports; drafting environmental documents; enforcement; mediating/negotiating agreements during the permitting process; approving or denying permit applications; assembling design for and preparing and acquiring state and federal environmental permits; analyzing and evaluating water quality impacts; interpreting, reviewing, and summarizing environmental studies conducted by consultants; legislative issues, project review/development, delineation and mitigation, vegetation management; erosion and sediment, compliance determinations; environmental contract management; document and evidence preparation; grants administration; educational or technical services; regulating or conducting program and resource planning; natural and recreational area management; ecological assessments; restoration activities; or audit activities to support public health, safety, and environmental protection.
  • Frequent contact with federal, state, and local government officials and agencies, businesses, professional associations and public interest groups and the general public to provide technical assistance and disseminate information, and research environmental or public health complaints.
RESULTS
  • Significant impact on the environment, water quality, public health and safety of citizens in terms of quality and financial costs.
  • Proper implementation of quality control procedures ensures appropriate delivery of inspection and regulatory services.
  • Technical guidance, inspection, and support provided in the planning, construction and/or maintenance of programs improves project delivery and decision making, promotes regulatory compliance, and reduces potential liability.
  • Effective actions and decisions prevent or reduce negative impact on the environment, public health and citizen safety and directly impact public confidence, consumer satisfaction and overall program success.
  • Supervisory actions and decisions impact the work teamís ability to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Avoid, minimize, and compensate impacts of projects on the environment and public health and safety while being fiscally responsible in order to complete projects within prescribed timeframes.
  • Proper management and implementation of grants in accordance with appropriate state and or federal requirements.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Makes technical decisions independently, provides guidance and recommendations to resolve technical problems.
  • Researches, analyzes, and investigates complex environmental quality, public health, or transportation related problems/trends, promotes solutions and recommends appropriate actions for non-compliance.
  • Exercises independent judgment within scope of authority such as to determine penalties and appropriate actions for regulatory non-compliance.
  • May supervise technical support staff.
  • May have the authority to plan, schedule, and direct work of others and/or oversee program functions for an assigned location, facility, territory, or work unit.

Environmental Manager I

The Environmental Manager I role provides career tracks for managers of an environmental program(s) and staff within a geographic or other designated area. The assigned programs impact the environment, transportation program effectiveness and/or public safety and health. Responsibilities include planning, administering, and generating policies, specifications and standards to promote program goals and objectives.
COMPLEXITY
  • Applies technical knowledge, and scientific practices and procedures as they apply to the particular environmental, transportation or public health discipline.
  • Applies knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to the environment or public health discipline.
  • Applies high level of technical expertise to manage staff in multiple programs/projects and accomplish environmental or public health objectives and goals.
  • May apply knowledge of complex scientific or industrial theory, ecological principles, conservation practices, and research methods.
  • May apply complex environmental standards and principles in conducting analyses in support of technical projects, plans and specifications.
  • Oversees interpretation application and/or enforcement of policies, procedures, laws, and/or regulations.
  • Duties include inspections, program analysis, compliance, enforcement, conservation, analysis and identification, water quality and vegetation management; legislative review, impact assessments; project development; contract management, delineation and mitigation, public education, document preparation, technical services or control activities.
  • May make recommendations for policy or legislative development and advise higher level management on industry trends.
  • Frequent contacts with federal, state or local government officials or agencies, businesses, private sector organizations, special interest groups and the general public to review, explain and/or enforce laws and regulations.
RESULTS
  • Significant impact on the environment, public health and safety of citizens on a daily and long-term basis.
  • Actions and decisions directly impact public confidence, consumer satisfaction and overall program success.
  • Effective planning and administration to promote or ensure compliance with federal and state environmental laws and prevents or reduces negative impact on the environment, public health and citizen safety.
  • Technical environmental guidance provided to support the planning, construction and maintenance of programs improves project delivery, promotes regulatory compliance and reduces potential liability.
  • Avoid, minimize, and compensate impacts of projects on the environment and public health and safety while being fiscallyresponsible in order to complete projects within prescribed timeframes.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Makes technical and administrative decisions independently.
  • Authority to plan, schedule, and direct work of supervisors and other subordinate staff and oversee program functions.
  • May allocate staff, funding and equipment resources.
  • Exercises independent judgment within scope of authority , such as assessment of penalties and appropriate actions for regulatory non-compliance.
 

Environmental Manager II

Code: 59033

Pay Band: 6

SOC: 11-9199*

The Environmental Manager II role provides career tracks for mid-level managers, district managers or statewide program directors responsible for managing environmental program areas and staff. Employees manage a major agency program directly tied to the mission of the agency or multiple programs. Oversight of operational activities include: inspections, compliance, enforcement, conservation, analysis, licensing and certification, and public education, technical services or control activities having an impact on public health and the environment, or transportation program implementation.
COMPLEXITY
  • Applies knowledge of environmental programs, program planning and research.
  • Applies knowledge of management practices and principals, legislative processes, budget development and monitoring.
  • Applies knowledge of federal and state regulatory programs, industrial processes, or transportation principles and practices for the program area.
  • Develops and Implements goals, objectives, strategic plans, and operating procedures; evaluates program effectiveness; and recommends legislative changes.
  • Manages multiple and/or diverse programs.
  • Directs emergency response efforts for natural or man-made disasters, product recalls, or epidemiological incidents.
  • May serve as senior technical advisors in legal proceedings.
  • Frequent contacts with Federal, State officials, industry, regulated businesses, professional associations, special interest groups, agency staff and the general public, to review industry compliance with laws and regulations, provide or receive technical assistance, and exchange information, and assess the need for legislative changes.
RESULTS
  • Decisions and actions have major and direct affects on the environmental risks to the public and to the environment.
  • Effective program implementation impacts the success, and fiscal responsibility of programs, staffing and customer service.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Designs and manages assigned programs independently.
  • Appropriate allocation of funds, staff and equipment.
  • Identifies and implements strategies, initiatives, and procedures that support program mission and compliance/enforcement goals for the general welfare and safety of the public and the environment.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates work of others through effective leadership skills, communication, and conflict resolution skills.
 

Environmental Manager III

Code: 59035

Pay Band: 7

SOC: 11-9199*

The Environmental Manager III role provides career tracks for executive managers having responsibilities ranging from managing a geographic region of an agency, or, statewide responsibility for directing multiple programs within a discipline to responsible for all environmental management programs statewide.
COMPLEXITY
  • Applies knowledge of federal, state, local laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to a comprehensive statewide environmental program.
  • Applies knowledge of management practices and principals, legislative processes, budget development and monitoring.
  • Directs strategic planning and management, financial planning and budget development, policy analysis, and program implementation.
  • Frequent contacts with federal, state or local officials, high level ranking government contacts to discuss and review policy, regulations, and major environmental program issues.
RESULTS
  • Directs programs, applies regulations, policies and procedures and delivers services that have substantial impact on the environment and transportation project delivery.
  • Successful program implementation minimizes risks and potential liability to the Commonwealth.
ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Provides agency-wide leadership and direction for delivery of services encompassed by a comprehensive environmental program.
  • Identifies and resolves critical issues that affect the well being and safety of the general public.
  • Plans, directs and evaluates work of others through effective leadership skills, communication, and conflict resolution skills.
 

*Statistical Reporting

 
This Career Group includes, but is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications:
 
11-9199 Managers, All Others
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
19-4091 Environmental Science & Protection Technicians
 

History

 
Previous class titles (listed by new role title).
 

Environmental Specialist I

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

41222

Environmental Health Specialist

9

83411

Environmental Specialist Field

9

83441

Environmental Program Specialist

9

41223

Environmental Health Specialist Senior

10

83095

Environmental Quality Enforcement/Compliance Specialist

11

83412

Environmental Specialist Senior - Field

11

41241

Environmental Health Supervisor

11

83432

Environmental Inspector Senior

11

83442

Environmental Program Analyst

11

 

Environmental Specialist II

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

41232

Environmental Health Specialist Consultant

12

83433

Environmental Inspector Supervisor

12

83094

Environmental Quality Enforcement/Compliance Specialist Senior

12

83443

Environmental Program Planner

13

41233

Environmental Health Coordinator

14

 

Environmental Manager I

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

41242

Environmental Health Manager

12

41243

Environmental Health Manager Senior

13

83444

Environmental Program Manager

14

83421

Environmental Manager - Field

14

 

Environmental Manager II

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

41251

Environmental Health Assistant Director

15

52017

Environmental Technical Services Administrator

15

83017

Environmental Quality Assistant Division Director

16

21079

Environmental Quality Division Director

17

 

Environmental Manager III

CLASS CODE

CLASS TITLE

GRADE

83016

Regional Director of Environmental Quality

18

83133

Environmental Director Operations

18

83018

Environmental Quality Program Director

20

 

Revised 4/29/2011