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7/19/2024 (8:00 PM EDT...


Environmental Scientist III

Pay Grade 15


$4,050.94 - $5,600.40 Monthly

Employment Type


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Hiring Agency

Energy & Environment Cabinet | Dept for Environmental Protection


130 Eagles Nest Drive

Paducah, KY 42003 USA

The agency may authorize the selected candidate to telecommute. The agency may terminate or modify the telecommuting arrangement at any time.


The 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 as an Environmental Scientist III in McCracken County, you will have the opportunity to learn regulations applicable to the programs we regulate, provide technical assistance to the regulated community and respond to citizen complaints.

Holders of the Environmental Scientist III position will complete tasks such as:
• Conduct inspections at regulated facilities
• Sample streams and wells
• Prepare reports and enforcement actions

Desired candidates possess the following requisite skills or experience applicable to the position:
• Ability to work independently
• Effective communication skills
• Organizational and documentation skills
• Proficient knowledge and use of information technology

EEC provides opportunities for development and upward movement. There is room to grow your skill set 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: Three years 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 snakes and insects, water-borne pathogens, broken glass, rusty metal in streams, and hazards common to operation of electro-fishing equipment, which require the following of safety procedures.

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 Shannon McLeary at shannon.mcleary@ky.gov or 502.782.5880.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
Paducah KY United States


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