ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN                                                   1210

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class performs technical work in collecting data and analyzing information about a wide range of concerns affecting the quality of the environment in a town or local jurisdiction.  The incumbent monitors diverse forms of pollution and assesses environmental resources in the jurisdiction.  Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed by a technical supervisor through direct observation, reports and conferences.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Compiles inventories of environmental resources in a town or locality, such as wetlands, waterways, important ecosystems, hydrology, flora and fauna;

            Identifies and assesses changes in plant and animal species;

            May operate a small craft during marine water samplings and assist in sampling duties;

            Tabulates and compiles data and makes simple calculations;

            Writes reports and recommendations resulting from field work or special projects;

            Consults with other governmental agencies, public interest groups and educational institutions involved in the study and protection of the environment;

            Responds to citizen and town complaints about conditions which affect the wetlands and the bay;

            Assists in investigating violations of ordinances and regulations regarding environmental protection;

            May assist in the monitoring of beach erosion, in dune stabilization programs and in wetlands permit reviews.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of compiling, organizing, and interpreting data to determine the impact of changes in the environment; good knowledge of the current principles and techniques used to manage and preserve the environment; good knowledge of the natural and biological sciences in relation to the analysis of environmental conditions; ability to write and present comprehensive reports on environmental quality and the impact of govern­mental actions and decisions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, professionals in the scientific community, representatives of community groups and the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics, one of the natural or physical sciences, environmental studies or a related field.

 

R1/25/01

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive

RR1/28/03