Environmental Specialist 3 (20043565)

State of Ohio Jobs - Franklin County, OH (30+ days ago)3.9

Acts as lead worker and coordinator of agency sustainability programs and integrates those activities into agency compliance assistance functions. Key roles include coordinating the implementation of statewide source reduction, recycling, recycling market development, litter prevention, scrap tire, and related grant program operations. Assists unit supervisor by coordinating the preparation of grant applications, compliance handbooks, contracts, and grant program reports. Leads the review of grant applications and makes funding recommendations for unit supervisor review. Provides technical assistance and consultation to internal and external clients.

Assists in the management, organization, and direction of sustainable materials management assistance to businesses and other organizations, coordinating how other types of environmental assistance are provided for these and other sustainability-related inquiries (e.g., green building, green chemistry, environmentally preferable purchasing, environmental stewardship, etc.); assists in coordinating the Ohio Materials Marketplace and related activities; and provides direction, guidance and oversight of sustainability-related outreach and education efforts to businesses and other organizations. Acts as backup when needed for DEFA’s compliance assistance functions and coordinates those efforts with sustainability-related assistance efforts.

Acts as a lead work in managing the development and maintenance of printed and electronic outreach products for the Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention, such as fact sheets, mass mailings, newsletters, assistance surveys, presentations and website content. Coordinates with the Office of Outreach and Customer Support, Office of Financial Assistance and the Public Interest Center in the development of written publications, website and outreach events. Prepares sustainability-related and compliance assistance information and provides this information to Agency divisions and district officers, local environmental control agencies, the business community, consultants and the public.

Acts as a leader worker in coordination and management of Agency environmental stewardship recognition programs (e.g., Encouraging Environmental Excellence, etc.) for businesses and other organizations. Coordinates the development of related guidance documents and evaluation criteria. Supervises review processes and recommends candidates for recognition. Assists other parts of OCAPP with onsite evaluations, recognition events and evaluation of compliance related information in conjunction with Agency’s Director of organizations recommended for recognition.

Develops and implements online tutorials using Oracle Process Automation (OPA) and other software for sustainability-related and compliance assistance topics. Coordinates and manages work groups with Agency divisions and districts to develop online assistance tools for other environmental assistance efforts. Aligns online assistance applications with printed and web-based publications and related information.

Coordinates outreach activities of OCAPP staff through public advisory groups, trade organizations, communities and businesses. Acts as lead worker in developing and implementing statewide and regional outreach events such as conferences, presentations and educational seminars. Represents Agency in national and regional conferences, technical committees, seminars, hearings and/or public meetings. Provides technical assistance and support to outside groups, local governments, private entities and consultants. Prepares and presents speeches and/or presentations before local, state and/or Federal groups.
Completion of undergraduate core coursework in environmentally-related discipline; 3 yrs. relevant programmatic exp.

-Or 2 yrs. relevant programmatic experience as Environmental Supervisor, 85865.

-Or 7 yrs. relevant programmatic exp.

-Or combination of education in environmentally focused discipline or other job-related discipline & specific programmatic experience equaling 7 yrs. Knowledge of engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, geology, hydrogeology &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics; employee training & development*; supervisory principles/techniques*; applicable state &/or federal laws, rules, regulations & standards relative to environmental control &/or public health area assigned*; environmental inspection & investigation techniques & procedures; computer simulations & predictive modeling. Skill in operation of laboratory sampling &/or surveying equipment; operation of video display terminal or personal computer. Ability to understand technical field of study & research, analyze & interpret &/or compile complex scientific/ technical data; prepare & maintain detailed, comprehensive reports & documents; cooperative with/lead co-workers & establish & maintain favorable public relations with government & academic institution officials, public, legislators, industry representatives & private citizens. (*)Developed after employment. LOCATION:

50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio


Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance - Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention

Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript if selected for an interview. Failure to provide the transcript at the time of the interview will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.

Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. Ohio EPA reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree.

All external applicants that are selected for an interview will be required to provide at least three professional references at the time of the interview.
Background Check Information The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.