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Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
District Of Columbia

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Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.

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Currently Employed: 1,874

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $42.81 - $65.45

Typical Annual Salary: $89,000 - $136,100

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Provide scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public.
  • Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements.
  • Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological or mineralogical information, or soil or water samples.
  • Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
  • Communicate scientific or technical information to the public, organizations, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, training sessions, or public hearings.
  • Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders, or consent decrees.
  • Provide advice on proper standards and regulations or the development of policies, strategies, or codes of practice for environmental management.
  • Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.
  • Evaluate violations or problems discovered during inspections to determine appropriate regulatory actions or to provide advice on the development and prosecution of regulatory cases.
  • Conduct environmental audits or inspections or investigations of violations.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Air samplers or collectors
  • Radiation detectors
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Water analyzers
  • Water samplers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Compliance software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software

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