Environmental Resource Specialist I (Kanawha County, WV)

Job Name: 
Environmental Resource Specialist I (Kanawha County, WV)
Job Description: 

This position is Classified Exempt; therefore is available to any applicant who meets the minimum requirements and/or special requirements. Employee will be assigned to the Division of Air Quality, Air Monitoring Section and perform beginning professional work in a specialized area of Environmental Air Monitoring.

Will be responsible for hte operation and maintenance of a multi-site ambient air monitoring network. Will read and utilize technical instruments operating manuals, specification sheets and flow diagrams. Position requires troubleshooting and repair.maintenance of air monitoring instruments with analog and digital electrical circuitry in a field setting. Will review data outputs in determining instrument behavior; performs complex calibration of technically sophisticated, advanced air monitoring instruments and ancillary equipment in accordance with U.S. EPA rules and guidance. Employee should be knowledgeable in the application of basic scientific principles and quality assurance procedures and be able to sue a variety of electronic test/audit equipment in performance of duties. Will draft and review standard operating procedures (SOP) and other documents for air monitoring activities for incorporation into the quality assurance procedures project plans. Will perform monitoring site assessments in accordance with U.S. EPA siting guidance. Employee will write reports, maintain records, chain of custody, log books and inventories of air monitoring instrumentation. Will be responsible for maintenance of the monitoring site and acquisition monitoring of needed parts and supplies. Will prepare, ship and receive samples to/from various locations. Will possess PC-based computer skills, consult on equipment replacement, and make recommendations for parts and instruments purchased. Employee will perform other duties as assigned and/or required.  

Special Requirements: Employee must be able to work independently; will acquire appropriate training in the utilization of a state purchasing card; requires handling, hookup and manual lifting of high compression gas cylinders, air monitoring devices, repair equipment and related equipment; requires climbing ladders, accessing rooftops, lifting and occasionally carrying equipment weighing as much as 90 lbs. over rugged terrain and in inclement weather. Will be required to drive lang distances. Applicant's must have a valid driver's license. 

NOTE: The recommended candidate will be subject to a search of his or her motor vehicle record (MVR) prior to being hired.

NOTE: Regular attendance is an essential part of this position.


  • Training - Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in chemistry, physics, geography, geology, biology, economics, engineering, environmental studies, natural science or archeology.
  • Substitution - Full-time or equivalent part-time paid technical or paraprofessional experience in the acquisition, preservation, protection and enhancement of environmental/natural resources may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. 

Salary: Pay Grade 014 - $29,400 - $54,396

To Apply: Send Division of Personnel Application to Department of Environmental Protection, Human Resources, 601 57th Street, Charleston, WV 25304. Please include posting number DEP1500139. 

Deadline: November 25, 2015.