Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

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.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Dependability * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence * Achievement/Effort * Stress Tolerance

Representative Tasks * Collect, synthesize, analyze, manage, and report environmental data, such as pollution emission measurements, atmospheric monitoring measurements, meteorological or mineralogical information, or soil or water samples. * Provide scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to governmental agencies, environmental programs, industry, or the public. * Review and implement environmental technical standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations that meet all appropriate requirements.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Air Analyst, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Researcher, Compliance Coordinator, Ecological Modeler, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Designer, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Environmental Planner, Environmental Programs Specialist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Safety Specialist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Services Assistant, Environmental Services Director, Environmental Services Manager, Environmental Specialist, Environmental Systems Coordinator, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Marine Scientist, Pollution Control Chemist, Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), Regulatory Analyst, Research Environmental Scientist, Senior Environmental Scientist, Water Pollution Scientist, Water Pollution Specialist.