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Environmental Scientist III

State of Utah Division of Drinking Water
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States (hybrid)
2 days ago


Job Description

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The Department of Environmental Quality is looking to fill an Environmental Scientist position in the Division of Drinking Water. This position may be filled at any of the advertised levels listed below. Salary depends on the job level offered within the series.
Principal Duties

  • Perform reviews, as related to drinking water source protection issues, in an effective and efficient manner with a focus on adding value to the quality of the project and providing services to water systems and consultants.
  • Follow up and follow through on assigned projects.
  • Complete assigned sanitary surveys before the end of October of the year assigned.
  • Assist with the management of the Division’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workflows and tasks.  

Job Series
The selected candidate for this position may be brought in as an Environmental Scientist I with a salary range of $22.79 - $34.23 Environmental Scientist II with a salary range of $26.82 - $40.29 per hour or an Environmental Scientist III with a salary range of $31.56 - $47.42 per hour.
Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.
 The Agency 
 For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Drinking Water, click here.
 Supplemental Information

  • Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.


Ideal Candidate

  • Incumbents in this job are fully competent geologists who utilize advanced training, experience, and independent judgment to perform a wide range of technically complex source protection assignments and/or major multifaceted projects with minimal supervision.
  • Depth of experience allows incumbents to organize, administer and resolve source protection problems and regulation conflicts.
  • Assesses feasibility of proposed complex engineering plans, projects, systems, or equipment for compliance to state and federal environmental rules and regulations.
  • Maintains liaison with water systems and design engineers and coordinates the environmental rules and regulations.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Degree in Geology/Engineering (Civil preferred) or other related degree
  • Current Utah Professional Geologist/Engineer license (or ability to obtain through reciprocity upon hire)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67881337
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Company Name For Job: State of Utah Division of Drinking Water
  • Position Title: Environmental Scientist III
  • Job Function: Other Water Related
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $31.56 - $47.42 (Hourly Wage)
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