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Class Code:X5435

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN

NATURE OF WORK

This is a sub-professional environmental scientific and technical work.

Work involves the application of the principals of the physical, chemical and biological sciences to environmental projects on land, in coastal areas and on the ocean floor. Work requires the exercise of independent judgement in planning and carrying out assignments. Employees in this class may supervise the work and activities of technical subordinates. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of work in progress.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs hydrological, terrestrial, chemical and marine physical and biological sampling, sample preparation, and analysis.

Assists in the planning and design of physical and biological data gathering programs to accomplish specific objectives.

Supervises and reviews the work and activities of subordinate technical personnel.

Operates, maintains and calibrates technical, scientific and marine equipment utilized for the accomplishment of technical tasks.

Prepares technical specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment used in diversified projects.

Conducts and supervises scientific and technical sampling, data gathering and reconnaissance tasks in the field under adverse conditions, or in emergency situations.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of various environmental, hydrological and/or terrestrial physical and scientific sampling and reconnaissance techniques.

Thorough knowledge of safety protocols, procedures and operations relative to a specific task or objective.

Ability to adapt to adverse or changing field conditions in the conduct of tasks.

Ability to perform maintenance, calibration or modification of diverse marine, technical or scientific equipment to meet the needs of specific tasks.

Ability to make independent investigations of, and recommendations regarding, environmental problems.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by college level course work in environmental technology, land and hydrographic surveying, environmental science, physics, chemistry or marine biology; six (6) years progressively responsible experience in sub-professional environmental technical work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of SCUBA Certification from a nationally recognized agency and recent documentable experience in open water diving.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Natural Resource Protection

Class Spec Estab./Revised: E5/94 R12/99

 


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