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Environmental Programs Specialist

Recruitment #121120-R20A-14


This position is located in the Air Quality Division, Air Monitoring Section.  Travel required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  This position requires walking long distances and a variety of terrain, climbing ladders or stairs, working in extreme weather conditions, must have a limited fear of heights, able to carry up to 70 lbs. of equipment, and spend long hours driving in an automobile.

Working cooperatively with other section members to perform operation and maintenance of ambient monitoring sites and equipment.  Become knowledgeable of federal and state laws, rules, and guidance relevant to the DEQ’s air monitoring program.  Successfully complete classroom, self-instruction, and on-the-job training related to air pollution monitoring.  Use word processing programs, databases, spreadsheets, and other applicable computer software programs to prepare documents, reports and analyze air quality data.  Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers concerning air quality data in a timely and accurate manner.  Prepare standard operating procedures for the operation of numerous types of sampling and weather related equipment.  Research air monitoring studies and provide written and verbal summaries of findings in a timely manner.  


STATE EMPLOYEE INFORMATION: Current permanent classified employees of the State of Oklahoma or former employees who are eligible for reinstatement to Oklahoma's classified service wishing to be considered for this position must submit one (1) complete set of the OPM-4B with cover letter specifying the title of position as shown above. Please include employee ID, email and mailing address, daytime phone number, current job classification, and class code. Submit by email:; fax: 405-702-0121; or by mail: PO Box 1677, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677. This information must be received no later than the closing date listed on this announcement. For more information about DEQ visit


Positions in this family are responsible for planning, supervising and performing technical and professional work in an environmental quality, environmental management or environmental health protection program. This includes performing inspections, surveys, and investigations, reviewing and approving federal grants, providing consultative services, and ensuring compliance with environmental laws.  Specialty areas may include biology, health, geology, hydrology, and environmental science. 


The Environmental Programs Specialist job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.  

Level I:
This is the basic level of this job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities in a training status to build their skills in conducting investigations, performing basic professional analysis, and interpreting state and federal laws.  In this role they will perform tasks involved in the evaluation of inspection and survey data, preparing technical records and reports, and assisting in making recommendations concerning remedial actions to correct environmental or water problems. 


Level I:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in a physical, natural, or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological or chemical engineering.


The Department of Environmental Quality has been authorized to utilize a Selective Qualification when interviewing applicants for this position. 

"Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in one fo the following areas: physical, natural or biological science, chemistry, geology, hydrology, physical geography, epidemiology, environmental science, environmental health or civil, agricultural, environmental, geological, or chemical engineering."

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Written Test

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