LE90 - Natural Resource Technician II
General Nature of Work:
Provides paraprofessional technical support for environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbents of environmental quality control positions collect samples and assist in monitoring facilities to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Incumbents of wildlife/fisheries management positions perform entry-level technical duties under direct supervision.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Conducts routine and "as needed" inspections of facilities during construction/operation to detect problems and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and permit restrictions; prepares necessary documentation.
Performs site investigations to identify sources of pollution or contamination.
Measures stream and facility discharge flow and calculates flow measurements.
Collects samples using appropriate sampling equipment and techniques.
Performs moderately complex tests, including BOD and bacteriological examinations.
Responds to environmental emergencies, as directed.
Constructs and maintains wildlife habitat improvements and structures for equipment and supply storage.
Captures wildlife for surveys, censuses, relocation, marking and propagation.
Collects field data for biological investigations.
Provides technical information and assistance to the public and the regulated community.
Maintains accurate records on all activities and prepares reports as required.
Supervises aides or laborers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of applied environmental science principles and techniques.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of inspection and investigation techniques.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for performing wildlife population surveys or wildlife habitat surveys.
Ability to perform moderately complex field procedures.
Ability to perform physical tasks of moderate difficulty in varying climactic conditions and during irregular hours.
Ability to plan, schedule and direct the work of subordinates.
Ability to keep accurate records.
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public and the regulated community.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and related experience in environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs. An associate degree in a related technical area may be substituted for the required work experience.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and two years related experience in environmental quality management control programs or wildlife//fisheries management programs. An associate's degree in a related technical area may be substituted for one year of the required work experience. Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.