Environmental Investigator V

Website Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

State Title: Natural Resources Specialist V
Functional Title: Environmental Investigator V
Job Posting: L19120 (Re-Opened)
Monthly Salary: $4598.66 – $4713.00
Salary Group: B23
Posting Date: 04/12/2019
Close Date: 04/29/2019
Section/Division: Environmental Crimes Section/Legal-Litigation Division
Work Location: 5425 Polk St, Ste H, Houston, TX 77023-1452
Openings: One
Position #(s): 1208
Applicants who previously applied will still be considered and do not have to
re-apply

Job Description:
Conduct highly complex criminal investigations involving environmental programs
such as hazardous waste, water pollution, petroleum storage tanks, municipal solid
waste, and TCEQ program fraud. Evaluates, analyzes, and summarizes evidence and
investigative findings and recommends actions. Evaluates and screens alleged
violations of laws, rules, and regulations. Conducts interviews to obtain facts and
secure evidence. Participates or assists in conducting surveillance of illegal waste
handling operations. Prepares and presents evidence, testimony, and witnesses to
prosecutor. Prepares search warrant affidavits for review and edit by attorneys.
Prepares and presents evidence and testimony in formal hearings and court
proceedings. Coordinates investigations with law enforcement personnel.

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Codes:
72D, 8831, 8E000, and 9S100

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in a
natural or physical science, engineering, environmental studies, or related field (COPY
OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION), plus six years of full-time
experience in environmental activities.
One year of full-time experience in the field of environmental activities may be
substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education.
OR A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the degrees listed
above, or related fields (COPY OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH
APPLICATION), plus five years of the required experience.
OR A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in engineering,
science, environmental science or related fields (COPY OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION), plus four years of the required experience.
OR Two years of full-time experience as a Natural Resources Specialist IV at the
TCEQ.

Preferred Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in
engineering, basic or natural science, or environmental studies.
Experience conducting inspections and/or investigations.

Special Requirements:
Moving up to 50 pounds of boxed documents and equipment.
Traveling up to 50% of the time.
Using vision enhancement equipment (binoculars, FLIR sensor, video equipment) for
obtaining evidence.
Working overtime as need to complete assignments.
The agency will review the applicant’s driving history in connection with the use of a
vehicle in the performance of the job.

Condition of Employment:
TCEQ will verify Selective Service registration for males born on or after January 1,
1960. If exempt from Selective Service registration selected candidate must provide
proof of exemption on first day of employment. Offers of employment are contingent
on the candidate having legal authorization to work for the TCEQ. TCEQ will conduct
a criminal history records search on candidates selected for posted vacancies. Only
applicants who are interviewed will receive written non-selection notification.

To Apply:
Email a State of Texas application to jobs@tceq.texas.gov; or mail to TCEQ Human
Resources & Staff Services, P.O. Box 13087, MC-116 Austin, TX 78711-3087; or
submit in person, at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Bldg. A, Austin, Texas 78753 by the close
date. An electronically signed copy is acceptable.
In compliance with ADA, if you need any special accommodations during the
employment process, please contact HRSS for assistance at (512) 239-0102.

For more information, please contact jobs@tceq.texas.gov

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