Energy and Sustainability Policy
Program Office

Environmental Resource Specialist

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Division of Personnel, West Virginia

Location:  WV (Statewide)

Work involves the application of scientific principles, laws and regulations and program planning techniques in the specialty area. Areas include grants and contract administration, environmental/natural resources, program development and evaluation, education, or environmental monitoring and compliance. Typically, positions are involved in a state-wide specialty program. Travel over difficult terrain and in inclement weather may be required.

This announcement is not for a specific vacancy. It is used to build an applicant pool for expected future hiring needs. Positions are located throughout the state. If you qualify and need more information about specific vacancies or hiring plans, please contact the Department of Environmental Protection,  Kim Akers at 304-926-0499 extension 1557 or email kimberly.a.akers@wv.gov.   The Division of Natural Resources and the Division of Highways occasionally have vacancies in this job classification as well. 

Examples of Work
  • Collects and reviews technical/scientific data related to environmental/natural resources quality; assists in preparing detailed statistical/narrative reports.
  • Conducts field inspections to identify pollution sources, monitor contract activities and to assess environmental/natural resources quality impact.
  • Collects, analyzes and evaluates data in the area of assignment.
  • Presents findings of studies and explains proposed plans to state and local officials and the general public.
  • Collates data, composes and compiles statistical and narrative reports relating to operational and comprehensive plans.
  • Consults on the technical development of grants, grant proposals and programs relating to the area of assignments.
  • Implements and monitors programs supported by planning agency grants.
  • Conducts testing of plans developed by lower level planners.
  • Composes correspondence and memos. Visits project sites to monitor projects, collect samples or to take photographs.
  • Develops and presents a variety of solutions to problems uncovered by data collection.
  • May supervise subordinate specialist and/or clerical staff.
  • Verifies ownership and property rights from county court records; conducts negotiations with landowners.

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