Local recruitment: Environmental Specialist 2- Ground Water Specialist

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Columbus, OH, USA 🇺🇸

Most positions offer the flexibility of a hybrid schedule that combines working from home with regular in-office and/or field work.  In-person work requirements may change for training, meetings, and other operational needs. 

Geologist Preferred:

What we need:
Environmental Specialist 2- Ground Water Specialist

What we do:
At the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, our primary goal is to protect the environment and public 
health. We do this by ensuring compliance with federal and state environmental laws.

What we need you to do:
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency wants you to join our team as a ground water specialist with
the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW) at our Central Office in Franklin County.

Let’s get you in the flow of things.
As a ground water specialist, you’ll use your hydrogeological expertise to create ground water flow 
models and train and assist DDAGW staff with developing models for source water assessments. You’ll 
apply your hydrogeological and ground water flow modeling expertise to evaluate water reuse 
proposals. 

You’ll research, review, and participate in DDAGW’s water reuse planning, including evaluating aquifer 
storage and recovery and managed aquifer recharge solutions. Additionally, you’ll research and assist
with source water sustainability and future water use planning for public water systems.

To ensure protection of area ground water resources, you’ll evaluate Class V injection well applications 
and conduct field inspections of well sites. You’ll create and update technical guidance, fact sheets, and 
other educational materials related to ground water flow modeling and assist public water systems, local 
and state officials, and facility owners on water reuse and Class V wells.

Let’s flush out those key tasks.

• Train and assist staff with developing ground water flow models for source water assessments.
• Use modeling expertise when evaluating water reuse proposals. 
• Research, review, and participate in DDAGW’s water reuse planning.
• Review hydrogeologic reports, permit applications, design plans, well abandonment plans and
monitoring programs for UIC Class V injection wells. 
• Create and provide subject technical resources and outreach to industry professionals and local 
and state officials.

This opportunity is ‘hydro-logical’ for you! Apply today!

What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

  • Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans. 

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

  • Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave 
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

  • The  State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

  • OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees.  The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement.  The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary.  Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

Qualifications

4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in position involving geology or hydrology, engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science &/or other comparable physical or health science field, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, &/or mathematics. 

-Or baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology or other comparable physical or health science field or mathematics. 

 Note: New employees in EPA’s solid waste program, excluding those in the solid waste planning unit, must obtain a sanitarian-in-training certificate during their probationary period.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Environmental Specialist 1, 85861.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Job Skills: Environmental Services Professional Skills: Customer Focus, Analyzation ADA Statement

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a model employer of individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. Drug-Free Workplace

The State of Ohio is a drug-free workplace which prohibits the use of marijuana (recreational marijuana/non-medical cannabis). Please note, this position may be subject to additional restrictions pursuant to the State of Ohio Drug-Free Workplace Policy (HR-39), and as outlined in the posting.  Knowledge of engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics &/or history &/or archaeology &/or public or business administration, public relations, budgeting or accounting; applicable state &/or federal laws, rules, regulations & standards relative to environmental control &/or public health area assigned*; inspection & investigation techniques & procedures; computer simulations & predictive modeling. Skill in operation & basic maintenance of sampling &/or surveying equipment; operation of video display terminal. Ability to understand technical field of study & analyze & interpret &/or compile scientific/ technical data; prepare & maintain correspondence & detailed, comprehensive reports; cooperate with co-workers & establish & maintain favorable public relations with government officials, public &/or facility operations.


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