This is entry level environmental engineering work involving routine application of professional engineering principles in the implementation of federal, regional, and statewide programs for the control of environmental activities such as water pollution, air pollution, and waste management. The work affords some opportunity for use of independent judgment in planning work details and making minor technical decisions. The work involves some contact with federal, state, county, and municipal officials, consulting engineers, industrial officials, developers, water and sanitary system operators, and the general public. The work is performed under supervision.
Examples of Work: Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conducts on-site inspections of public water supply systems, pollution abatement facilities, systems under construction, discharge points, complaint sites and sampling points.
Conducts field tests to determine environmental quality of air, water, and soil.
Provides limited technical assistance to Commission of Environmental Quality, local government officials, industrial officials, consulting engineers, developers, and system operators on water systems and air and waste pollution control systems.
Answers questions concerning environmental matters, water, air, and waste pollution systems, standards, and regulations.
Prepares work progress reports.
Participates in compliance assurance activities.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing , identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Bachelor's Degree in an engineering curriculum from a school or college approved by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as of satisfactory standing, preferably with courses in environmental engineering;
A Master's Degree in an engineering curriculum from a school or college wherein that same engineering curriculum at the undergraduate level is approved by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors as of satisfactory standing, preferably with courses in environmental engineering;
A Bachelor's Degree in engineering, engineering technology, or related science curriculum of four (4) scholastic years from a school or college other than those approved by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, preferably with courses in environmental engineering.
Incumbent must possess a valid Driver's License from Mississippi or a contiguous state.
Essential Functions: Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Ensures the proper handling and treatment of hazardous waste, solid waste, and the proper operation of air, water, waste water treatment systems, and underground storage tanks.
2. Provides information and assistance to government and industrial employees, developers, and the public concerning environmental issues.
3. Monitors programs and projects that impact the environment.