CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Environmental Scientists, Including Health

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
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. Conduct environmental audits and inspections, and investigations of violations.
 
Evaluate violations or problems discovered during inspections to determine appropriate regulatory actions or to provide advice on the development and prosecution of regulatory cases.
 
Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements.
 
Provide advice on proper standards and regulations or the development of policies, strategies, and codes of practice for environmental management.
 
Analyze data to determine validity, quality, and scientific significance, and to interpret correlations between human activities and environmental effects.
 
Determine data collection methods to be employed in research projects and surveys.
 
Prepare charts or graphs from data samples, providing summary information on the environmental relevance of the data.
 
Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders, or consent decrees.
 
Investigate and report on accidents affecting the environment.
 
Monitor environmental impacts of development activities.
 
Develop programs designed to obtain the most productive, non-damaging use of land.
 
Research sources of pollution to determine their effects on the environment and to develop theories or methods of pollution abatement or control.
 
Monitor effects of pollution and land degradation, and recommend means of prevention or control.
 
Design and direct studies to obtain technical environmental information about planned projects.
 
Develop methods to minimize the impact of production processes on the environment, based on the study and assessment of industrial production, environmental legislation, and physical, biological, and social environments.
 
Plan and develop research models, using knowledge of mathematical and statistical concepts.
 
Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological and mineralogical information, and soil or water samples.
 
Communicate scientific and technical information to the public, organizations, or internal audiences through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, conferences, training sessions, or public hearings.
 
Provide scientific and technical guidance, support, coordination, and oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public.
 
Process and review environmental permits, licenses, and related materials.
 
Supervise or train students, environmental technologists, technicians, or other related staff.
 
Conduct applied research on environmental topics, such as waste control and treatment and pollution abatement methods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ADMS pollution modeling software Analytical or scientific software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Autodesk AutoCAD software Computer aided design CAD software
 
Bentley MicroStation Computer aided design CAD software
 
C++ Object or component oriented development software
 
CAP88-PC software Analytical or scientific software
 
CERC EMIT Analytical or scientific software
 
Chemical management tracking software Data base user interface and query software
 
Chemicals and Irrigation CANDI software Analytical or scientific software
 
Compass software Analytical or scientific software
 
Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite Graphics or photo imaging software
 
DQO ELIPGRID-PC Analytical or scientific software
 
DataPipe software Data base user interface and query software
 
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
ESRI ArcInfo Map creation software
 
ESRI ArcView Map creation software
 
EarthSoft EQuIS Geology Data base user interface and query software
 
EarthWon software Data base user interface and query software
 
Ecotech WinAQMS Compliance software
 
Ecotech WinCollect Analytical or scientific software
 
Emissions tracking software Compliance software
 
FacTS software Data base user interface and query software
 
Geographic information system GIS software Map creation software
 
Geomechanical design analysis GDA software Map creation software
 
Golden Software Surfer Map creation software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Hotspot Analytical or scientific software
 
Laboratory information management system LIMS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Lakes Environmental EcoRisk View Analytical or scientific software
 
Lakes Environmental Emissions View Data base user interface and query software
 
Lakes Environmental ISC-AERMOD View Analytical or scientific software
 
Lakes Environmental SLAB View Analytical or scientific software
 
Link Microtek software Analytical or scientific software
 
MIRS Compliance Compliance software
 
Mapping software Map creation software
 
Material safety data sheet MSDS software Compliance software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Project Project management software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic Development environment software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Oracle software Data base user interface and query software
 
RSA RadCalc Analytical or scientific software
 
Rad Pro Calculator software Analytical or scientific software
 
RockWare ArcMap Map creation software
 
SPSS software Analytical or scientific software
 
Smart Data Solutions RS Solutions Data base user interface and query software
 
SoundPlan software Analytical or scientific software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Statistical software Analytical or scientific software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
Sun Microsystems Java Object or component oriented development software
 
TANKS Analytical or scientific software
 
Tucows ChemBase Data base user interface and query software
 
Waters eLab Notebook Data base user interface and query software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Wolfel IMMI Analytical or scientific software
 
Aerosol spectrometers Spectrometers
 
Air quality dataloggers Air samplers or collectors
 
Air/soil temperature sensors Temperature transmitters
 
Airboats Recreational motorboats
 
All terrain vehicles ATV All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
 
Ambient air quality monitoring systems Air samplers or collectors
 
Ammonia meters Single gas monitors
 
Analog survey meters Radiation detectors
 
Anemometers Anemometers
 
Atmospheric deposition collectors Air samplers or collectors
 
Automatic samplers Water samplers
 
Bailers Laboratory bailers
 
Bomb samplers Sample preparation bombs
 
Bottom dredge samplers Soil core sampling apparatus
 
Carbon monoxide meters Single gas monitors
 
Chlorine dioxide meters Multi gas monitors
 
Chlorine meters Single gas monitors
 
Closed pipe Doppler water flow meters Flow sensors
 
Coliform testing systems Water analyzers
 
Colorimetric devices Colorimeters
 
Combustible gas monitors Multi gas monitors
 
Comparator water test kits Water analyzers
 
Core samplers Soil core sampling apparatus
 
Dataloggers Portable data input terminals
 
Depth meters Logging instruments for water wells
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Digital survey meters Radiation detectors
 
Dosimeters Dosimeters
 
Drop count industrial water test kits Water analyzers
 
Electromagnetic field EMF meters Electromagnetic field meters
 
Evaporation gauge sensors Precipitation or evaporation recorders
 
Explosimeters Explosimeters
 
Fiberglass metering manholes Flowmeters
 
Field radiological measuring devices Radiation detectors
 
Fuel temperature sensors Temperature transmitters
 
Gas chromatographs GC Gas chromatographs
 
Gas spillage detectors Multi gas monitors
 
Geiger-Mueller meters Radiation detectors
 
Global positioning system GPS devices Global positioning system receivers
 
Groundwater monitoring systems Water samplers
 
HNu photoionization detectors PID Ion analyzers
 
Hand held augers Soil core sampling apparatus
 
Heat stress monitors Heat stress monitors
 
Ionization chambers Ionization chambers
 
Lead air sampling kits Air samplers or collectors
 
Lead water sampling kits Water samplers
 
Liquid samplers Coliwasas
 
Mainframe computers Mainframe computers
 
Manometers Manometers
 
Mass spectrometers Mass spectrometers
 
Mercury monitors Air samplers or collectors
 
Moisture meters Moisture meters
 
Multichannel analyzers Spectrometers
 
Multiparameter water quality instruments Water analyzers
 
Nephelometers Nephelometers
 
Noise dosimeters Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Oil water interface meters Oil content monitors analyzers
 
Ozone meters Ozone analyzers
 
Particulate samplers Air samplers or collectors
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Photoionization detectors PID Ion analyzers
 
Pocket personal computers PC Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Psychrometers Psychrometers
 
Radon monitors Radon detectors
 
Rain water samplers Water samplers
 
Scintillation counters Liquid scintillation counters
 
Scintillation probes Radiation detectors
 
Smoke generators Leak testing equipment
 
Soil analysis kits Soil testing kits
 
Soil gas sampling systems Soil testing kits
 
Soil probes Soil core sampling apparatus
 
Sound level meters Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
 
Spectrophotometers Spectrophotometers
 
Stormwater samplers Water samplers
 
Submersible water data loggers Logging instruments for water wells
 
Toxic mold test kits Toxicology test kits or supplies
 
Turbidimeters Turbidimeters
 
Viscosity meters Viscosimeters
 
Water quality testing photometers Photometers
 
Water velocity flow meters Open stream current meters
 
pH meters pH meters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Analyst
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Clinical Researcher
Coastal Planner
Compliance Control Chemist
Compliance Coordinator
Ecological Modeler
Ecological Risk Assessor
Emissions Evaluator
Environmental Affairs Specialist
Environmental Analyst
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Designer
Environmental Health Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Environmental Manager
Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Safety Specialist
Environmental Scientist
Environmental Specialist
Environmental Systems Coordinator
Environmentalist
Geologist
Hazardous Substances Scientist
Health Environmentalist
Human Health Risk Assessor
Hydrogeologist
Limnologist
Marine Scientist
Pollution Control Chemist
Radiation Safety Specialist
Regulatory Analyst
Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Research Environmental Scientist
Water Pollution Scientist
Water Pollution Specialist
Water Quality Analyst
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Scientist
Benchmark Title: Environmental Scientists, Including Health
 
 
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