Environmental Specialist 2

Environmental Protection Agency


Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Columbus, OH
Contract type: Full time
Environmental Protection Agency
About Us:

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans.

Ohio EPA\'s goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws and demonstrating leadership in environmental stewardship.

What You\'ll Do:
  • Review and evaluate permit to install, permit to install and operate, Title V, and FEPTIO permit applications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Prepare all types of permits which includes determining rule applicability, emissions limitations and writing terms and conditions for monitoring, record keeping, reporting and testing requirements.
  • Respond to citizen’s complaints and inquiries.
  • Provide technical assistance to the general public and regulated facilities.
  • Assist public officials, industries, consultants, developers, and others in understanding environmental regulations.
  • Prepare written correspondence, summaries and enforcement action requests.
  • Conduct compliance evaluation inspections.
  • Witness and review emissions performance tests.
  • Review Title V compliance reports, emissions fee reports, and other reports.
What’s In It For You:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our ! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage
  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance
  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed
. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance
  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave
Employee Development Funds
  • The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the
for more information.

Deferred Compensation
  • The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the
for more information.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

Qualifications
  • 12 mos. exp. as Environmental Specialist 1, 85861.
  • OR 4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in position involving engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, geology or hydrogeology &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics which included responsibility for conducting compliance monitoring surveys &/or inspections/reviews or investigations, or review of permit applications relative to oil & gas well operations or injection, annular disposal & saltwater injection wells & enhanced recovery projects or coal mining, or solid/hazardous waste sites or industrial & municipal wastewater dischargers, or collecting, compiling & preparing various environmental assessments, evaluations, reports & related documents. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
  • OR baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology or other comparable physical or health science fields, with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned.

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