Local recruitment: Water Quality Trainee (Environmental Trainee)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Norristown, PA, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $41,917.00 – $63,179.00 Annually
Location: Montgomery County, PA
Job Type: Civil Service Permanent Full-Time
Department: Department of Environmental Protection
Job Number: R-2022-40191-75400
Closing: 1/5/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Code: 75400
Position Number: 00051036
Bargaining Unit: B4
Pay Group: ST06
Bureau/Division Code: 00354160
Bureau/Division: Southeast Regional Office, Clean Water
Worksite Address: 2 East Main Street
City: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 19401
Contact Name: OA, CE Section Intake Division
Contact Email: Ra-OACEINTAKESEC@pa.gov


Looking to start an exciting career in the field of environmental protection? We are seeking environmentally friendly and energetic individuals who are committed to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania’s resources through the regulation of air, water, waste, mining, radiation sources, and oil and gas.


If the position is filled as an Environmental Trainee, the incumbent will participate in a one-year formal and on-the-job training program to learn the duties of a Water Quality Specialist. The work products produced; i.e., memos, reports, letters, etc. are reviewed by the supervisor before being issued or released. The Environmental Trainee will have direct supervision and within the training plan Environmental Trainee will perform the following job duties.

Additional information can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information: 

  • Full-time employment. 
  • Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with a 30-minute lunch. 
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, on a schedule that aligns with your supervisor’s in-office days. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Norristown. 
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. 
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices. 



  • You must have successfully examined and have a current score on file.  If you have not already done so, you must first apply to the ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINEE (ONLINE EXAM) posting and follow the directions provided.  
  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

 The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Agency: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


613 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website: http://www.employment.pa.gov




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