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Environmental Specialist 2

Company: Ohio Department of Commerce
Location: Groveport
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Us:

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Ohio EPA's goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship.

What You'll Do:

  • Assists in the selection, evaluation, and procurement of ambient air monitoring equipment and ancillary equipment (analyzers, chart recorders, data loggers, modems, etc.) used in Ohio's air monitoring network. Evaluates and recommends changes in the equipment and operating parameters to improve the quality of data collected and procedures used in the collection of data.
  • Assists in the receipt, assembly, and testing of monitors and equipment to prepare for installation in the field. Performs field installations and calibrations. Evaluates on-going performance of monitors and related support equipment. Performs on-site and in-lab repairs, maintenance, and calibrations on monitors and equipment (e.g., lab and portable calibration and audit systems). Prepares all paperwork and documentation of certifications and calibrations and follows distribution procedures.
  • Provides training, guidance and support to Ohio EPA district offices and local air agencies in site selection, start-up and operation of air monitoring equipment and ancillary equipment, including scheduled and unscheduled system maintenance, when necessary.
  • Identifies, tracks, and maintains minimum inventory of monitors, support equipment, and parts. Procures and maintains dedicated traceable standards for certification, calibration gases and other standards. Uses division established inventory tracking mechanisms and follows all procedures for checking equipment in and out of the inventory.
  • Assists in performing field operation activities in the central Ohio air monitoring network, including maintaining instruments and sample collection.
  • Develops and maintains SOPs for activities performed. Performs other duties as required.

    What's in it for you:

    At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website ! Our benefits package includes:

    Medical Coverage
    • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan. Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
      • Dental, vision and basic life insurance premiums are free after one year of continuous service. Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
        • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
        • 11 paid holidays per year
        • Childbirth/Adoption leave Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
          • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information. Deferred Compensation
            • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information. Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

              12 mos. exp. as Environmental Specialist 1, 85861.

              OR 4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in position involving engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, geology or hydrogeology &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics which included responsibility for conducting compliance monitoring surveys &/or inspections/reviews or investigations, or review of permit applications relative to oil & gas well operations or injection, annular disposal & saltwater injection wells & enhanced recovery projects or coal mining, or solid/hazardous waste sites or industrial & municipal wastewater dischargers, or collecting, compiling & preparing various environmental assessments, evaluations, reports & related documents. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned.

              OR baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology or other comparable physical or health science fields, with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned.

Keywords: Ohio Department of Commerce, Columbus , Environmental Specialist 2, Other , Groveport, Ohio

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