Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Cooperation * Self Control * Adaptability/Flexibility * Achievement/Effort * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Discuss test results and analyses with customers. * Record test data and prepare reports, summaries, or charts that interpret test results. * Provide information or technical or program assistance to government representatives, employers, or the general public on the issues of public health, environmental protection, or workplace safety.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

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