Environmental Scientist II

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Frankfort, KY, USA 🇺🇸

Advertisement Closes: 8/15/2022 (8:00 PM EDT)
22-06840: Environmental Scientist II
Pay Grade: 13
Salary: $3,158.48 – $4,272.46 Monthly
Hiring Agency: Energy & Environment Cabinet | Dept for Environmental Protection
Location: 300 Sower Blvd Frankfort KY 40601 USA

The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The candidate may need to report to the office as needed. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.DescriptionThe mission of the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet (EEC) is to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians by protecting our land, air, and water resources by utilizing our natural resources in an environmentally conscientious manner. We do this by helping families connect with nature and preserving the Commonwealth’s natural heritage; and by supporting innovative, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions that together bring economic benefit to the commonwealth.

If you are looking for a positive work environment and a career where you can make a difference in the environment we live in, then EEC is the cabinet for you. For more information on what our cabinet has to offer, check out our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWSuC43XqlHchYeQ66tP7tg and our Careers page https://eec.ky.gov/Pages/careers.aspx

By joining the Division of Water, Watershed Management Branch, Nonpoint Source and Basin Team Section as an Environmental Scientist II in Franklin county, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the protecting the waters of Kentucky in a fast paced, exciting, and collaborative environment. The Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water’s mission is to manage, protect and enhance the quality and quantity of the Commonwealth’s water resources for present and future generations through voluntary, regulatory and educational programs.

Holders of the Environmental Scientist II position will complete tasks such as:

  • Provide technical assistance to active Watershed Planning projects and partners on the 319(h) grant program
  • Provide technical assistance to active Watershed Planning projects and partners on nonpoint source pollution best management practices
  • Provide oversight on project budgeting, invoicing, data management, and required reporting elements for active projects
  • Assist in the efficient compilation and utilization of Basin Management Unit Data for Basin Assessments, Tracking and Presentations.
  • Assist in creating, evaluating and interpreting scientific Watershed Plans for the Commonwealth in order to manage, improve and protect water resources.

Desired candidates possess the following requisite skills or experience applicable to the position:

  • Stong communication and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skill
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • GIS and ESRI experience

Additional position information: (travel required, standing/stooping/bending/lifting, sitting at a desk, etc.) Some travel will be required. Candidates must maintain a current Driver’s License. Frequently communicate in person or by other means of technology. Spends a major portion of the time using a computer. Work overtime or alternate work schedules.

EEC provides opportunities for development and upward movement. There is room to grow your skillset as you build your career. Come join our team and make an impact in the future of Kentucky. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a natural, biological or physical science OR Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 20 semester hours in a natural, biological or physical science.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: One year of experience in natural resources, environmental control, or a related area.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate study in a natural, biological, or physical science will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in natural resources, environmental control, engineering, or a related area will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Working Conditions

Work is typically performed in an office setting. Incumbents in this class may perform work in the field with frequent travel on a statewide basis. An incumbent in the position may be subject to adverse weather conditions, exposure to snake and insect bites, water-borne pathogens, broken glass, and rusty metal in streams. Electrocution from electro-fishing equipment is possible.

Probationary Period

This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact Joanna Ashford at [email protected] or 502.782.2198.An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D