ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SPECIALIST 1/2/3

State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Commission
Supplemental Information

Job 19-89B EPS TW
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SPECIALIST
OES/PERMIT SUPPORT/PERMIT APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW

This position is in the Public Participation and Permit Supports Services Division within the Office of Environmental Services.

This position is domiciled in Baton Rouge, LA.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Environmental Project Specialist 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Environmental Project Specialist 3 is $68,640. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

Testing exemptions may be granted according to Civil Service Rule 22.8. It is the applicant's responsibility to indicate their eligibility on the application and provide all necessary documentation prior to the closing date of the job posting.

Applicants may apply 90 days prior to receipt of the required baccalaureate/masters degree.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application if possible (PDF format preferred). The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

You must submit an equivalency evaluation statement for any international degree(s) by the closing of this announcement.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for individuals with disabilities.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Theresa Warren
Human Resources
LA Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Theresa.Warren@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Subprofessional experience in data management, environmental science, computer science, accounting, engineering, or clerical experience gained in an environmental regulatory enforcement program or a natural resources regulatory enforcement program will substitute for the required college on the basis of 30 semester hours for one year of experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To develop, manage, and implement projects pertaining to the State's environment and to assist in the regulation of environmental effects of industrial, commercial, governmental and construction activities.

Level of Work:
Entry.

Supervision Received:
Close from an Environmental Project Specialist 3 or other higher level position.

Supervision Exercised:
None.

Location of Work:
Department of Environmental Quality.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Environmental Project Specialist 2 by the assignment of beginning level environmental project work and by the lack of assigned experienced level responsibilities.

Examples of Work

Reviews water, waste, and air permit applications for administrative completeness and ensure all required documentation has been received for each.

Reviews expedited permit requests and notice of ownership changes.

Completes necessary data entry in the Department's database, Advantage RM.

Creates documents using MS Word.

Maintains tracking systems by entering data and running queries.

Communicates with public and other Departmental employees to obtain and provide information.

Reviews and processes reports received by the Department. Assigns these reports to the appropriate permitting supervisor.

Creates transmittal sheets and sends documents to the Department's Electronic Document Management System.