ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL SPECIALIST 1/2/3 Job Listing at Louisiana Department of State Civil Service in Statewide, LA
Job Title: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL SPECIALIST 1/2/3
Agency: DEQ-Major Department
Opening Date: Tue. 01/01/13
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
State Salary Range: $18.83 - $37.48 hourly
$1,506.46 - $2,998.62 biweekly
$3,264.00 - $6,497.00 monthly
$39,168.00 - $77,964.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Statewide, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
A baccalaureate degree in chemical or mechanical engineering.
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL SPECIALIST 1/2/3
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Environmental Chemical Specialist 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Environmental Chemical Specialist 3 is $89,253. 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.
NO CIVIL SERVICE SCORE OR ELIGIBILITY IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
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.
Only one application must be submitted for consideration as an Environmental Chemical Specialist in all offices within DEQ. Your application will be made available to hiring managers in the Office of Environmental Compliance, the Office of Environmental Services, the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Management and Finance.
The qualified applicant pool generated from this continuous announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies across the agency. The job location is listed as Statewide because vacancies may be filled in any of the following locations: Headquarters - Baton Rouge, Acadiana Regional Office - Lafayette, Bayou Lafourche Regional Office - Lockport, Kisatchie Central Regional Office - Pineville, Northeast Regional Office - West Monroe, Northwest Regional Office - Shreveport, Southeast Regional Office - Harahan, or the Southwest Regional Office - Lake Charles. Work location preferences will be indicated on the application and applicants will only be considered for employment in those selected locations.
Please refer to the “Application Status” section of your LA Careers account in order to track your application. When your status shows “Eligible for Consideration”, this means you have met all necessary qualifications and your application will be made available for employment consideration as vacancies occur. Applications will be kept active for six months.
Applicants may apply 90 days prior to receipt of the required baccalaureate/masters degree.
Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
This position may be filled as a new hire or by the promotion/transfer of a permanent, classified State employee.
Resumes (or attachments of any kind) will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and/or education sections are not complete.
TheStandard Form 10 (SF-10) is no longer acceptedwhen applying for a classified job in the State of Louisiana. The official form is the online application form in the LA Careers Application and Tracking system or the paper equivalent form which can be located on the job seeker portal of Civil Service’s website here.
Please reference job ECS2013 if a paper application is submitted. All supplemental questions should be answered and submitted with the application. Any applications that do not contain this information may be rejected.
Equal Opportunity Employer
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LA Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Function of Work:
To provide engineering support to the environmental programs which require knowledge of the chemical process industry and/or varied chemical processes.
Level of Work:
Close from a licensed engineer.
Location of Work:
Department of Environmental Quality.
Differs from Environmental Chemical Specialist 2 by lack of responsibility for basic level scientific projects.
Examples of Work:
Assists in performing inspections and engineering evaluation of industrial facilities for compliance with air quality regulations and permit limitations.
Assists in performing technical review of permit applications requiring knowledge of varied chemical processes, chemical reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, mass transfer operations and air pollution control technology to determine pollutant emission rates and their effect on the air.
Assists in recommending enforcement actions regarding items of non-compliance determined through inspections and engineering analyses and calculations.
Assists in performing detailed engineering review of processes and/or emission control technology.
Assists in evaluating new federal regulations relating to air emission abatement.
Assists in development of state regulations and revisions to state implementation plans.
Assists in performing engineering assessments; makes recommendations concerning alternative treatment methods, control strategies and test procedures.
Assists in evaluating reports on engineering aspects of controls on processes used in storage or processing of hazardous waste, methods of recycling hazardous waste and methods to react substances or make them non-hazardous.
Assists in evaluating chemical analyses programs required at permitted facilities.
Assists in reviewing engineering drawings, structural specifications, anti-pollution measures and pollution control devices.
Assists in performing technical analysis of engineering proposals for detoxification and destruction of hazardous waste and new techniques associated with this process.
Assists in reviewing plans and specifications for proposed treatment systems.
Assists in evaluating design and process data for existing treatment systems to determine effectiveness in treatment.
Assists in evaluating treatment systems to support or modify effluent guidelines.
Assists in developing new effluent guidelines.
Assists in development of water quality models, a series of mathematical equations that represent chemical reactions, biological reactions, and physical transport actions that pollutants undergo in the receiving water body.
May represent section in meetings and seminars.
May participate in public hearings.
Assists in answering questions on environmental matters from the general public, environmental groups and the regulated community.
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