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Reference # : 18-00225 Title : Environmental Protection Specialist
Location : Portland, OR
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 04/09/2018 / 04/13/2019  
Description
Environmental Protection Specialist

Please see supplemental document (if attached) for specific requirements and specialized education requirements for the applicable job posting.

SCA Crosswalk: Environmental Technician

Summary: Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Utilizing knowledge of various scientific disciplines may collect, synthesize, study, report, and take action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological and mineralogical information, and soil or water samples
? Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance, and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects
? May provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public
? Process and review environmental permits, licenses, and related materials
? May review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements
? Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data

Skills:
? Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure and properties of substances (Required)
? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application (Required)
? Knowledge of plant and animal organisms and interactions with each other and the environment (Required)
? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, and government regulations related to the environment (Required)

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings ? Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Processing Information ? Compile, code, categorize, calculate, audit, or verifying information or data
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information ? Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? English Language ? Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
? Chemistry ? Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Biology ? Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
? Law and Government ? Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Geography ? Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
? Physics ? Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce sensible answers
? Oral/Written Comprehension ? The ability to listen/read and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and in writing.
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Category Flexibility ? The ability to generate different rules for combining/grouping things in different ways.
? Oral/Written Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor?s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or a related field or equivalent education/experience (Required)
? 2-4 years experience for Level 1, 4-9 years for Level 2, 10+ for Level 3 (Required)

Work Styles
? Dependability ? Position requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Cooperation ? Position requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured attitude.
? Integrity ? Position requires being honest and ethical.
? Attention to Detail ? Position requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Analytical Thinking ? Position requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues
? Independence ? Position requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
? Achievement/Effort ? Position requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
? Initiative ? Position requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Leadership ? Position requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
? Persistence ? Position requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

SCA Crosswalk: Environmental Technician