JOB TITLE: Environmental Specialist II
The Environmental Specialist II is responsible for coordination of air quality monitoring programs. This individual will use data processing, math and writing skills, and basic electronic trouble shooting skills combined with specific knowledge of the air quality monitoring regulations, methods and procedures to produce and report results from the air quality monitoring program.
- Must have a good understanding of field data acquisition principles and the ability to program data acquisition systems.
- General electro-mechanical skills for calibration and repair of environmental monitoring instrumentation (Meteorological, Particulate, and Air Chemistry) preferred.
- Must be willing and able to perform field work related air monitoring activities on both a routine schedule and emergency repair basis. Field trips range from local daily activities to multiple overnight trips requiring transportation by motor vehicle and air travel.
- Must have good data processing and computing skills including operation of personal computers (PCs), standard PC application software, specific air quality reduction software, and some knowledge of computer programming.
- Must have the ability to work independently on assigned projects.
- Must have good listening, observational, and problem-solving skills.
- Must be an effective verbal and written communicator.
- Familiarity with basic technical and/or regulatory goals of the air monitoring\environmental sampling programs which follow specified Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) or Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP).
- Must have good math skills and basic understanding of mathematical procedures used to collect, analyze and report air chemistry and meteorological data.
- Must have enough knowledge of basic laboratory skills to operate general measurement instruments such as analytical balances.
- Must be a willing participant in continuing education through technical announcements, workshops, conferences, trade associations, etc.
The individual working in this position performs the services related to ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring under the direct supervision of the Project Manager.
- Maintain all documentation (e.g., station logs, calibration logs, instrument repair logs, personal notes, data validation records)
- Catalogue and track all data media as received from the field (e.g., storage modules, particulate filters, field logs)
- Print and review all raw data immediately upon receipt from the field and pass on to project management/supervisor
- Create back‑up/archive copies of all magnetic media
- Enter raw data into data validation/reporting software system
- Produce monthly engineering units and math summaries
- Document all data validation activities (e.g., deletions, edits, calibration factors, instrument repair, audits)
- Produce quarterly and annual summaries reports for all monitoring programs and parameters
- Process particulate filters (pre- and post-exposure) according to EPA protocols
- Submit data reports to Project Manager for review prior to finalizing