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Classification

LE95 - Natural Resource Technician III

Band 4
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$25,627$36,520$47,413

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs advanced technical duties in environmental health and sanitation programs, environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class may also be used for employees who are performing entry-level professional duties in environmental health and sanitation or environmental quality control programs.

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.)

Inspects sites and facilities to assess compliance with public health laws and regulations.
Provides advanced technical support in studies, surveys, inspections and research projects designed to prevent pollution and develop solutions to existing environmental problems.
Assists in collecting, evaluating, interpreting and reporting biological, chemical and engineering data.
Performs chemical or biological tests and evaluates and interprets results.
Responds to environmental emergencies, as directed.
Performs or supervises subordinate employees in the performance of the following duties: collection of various flora and/or fauna for identification and evaluation; propagation, raising and distribution of fish; operation and maintenance of field equipment; maintenance and repair of fish hatchery buildings, grounds and equipment; trapping and restocking of game; and sowing, fertilizing, trimming or mowing of food plantings.
Provides technical information and assistance to the public and the regulated community.
Investigates complaints related to unsatisfactory environmental conditions.
Maintains accurate records on all activities and prepares reports as required.
Trains or serves as a lead worker to lower-level staff; supervises lower-level staff on a project-by-project basis.

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 environmental and/or sanitation principles, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of inspection and investigation techniques.
Knowledge of standardized laboratory procedures.
Knowledge of methods and techniques for performing wildlife population surveys or wildlife habitat surveys.
Knowledge of wildlife hatching and rearing 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.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and related experience in environmental health programs, environmental quality control programs or wildlife/fisheries management programs. A bachelor's 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 four years related experience in environmental heatlh programs, environmental control programs or wildlife//fisheries management programs. An bachelor's degree in a related technical area may be substituted for two years of the required work experience. Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs, with loads up to 30 lbs. (Frequent)
Ability to climb ladders, with loads up to 30 lbs. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work below ground. (Frequent)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to crawl while performing job functions. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and recognize other ambient sounds. (Continuous)
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Frequent)
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work odd shifts as required.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

 

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