Environmental Scientist & Specialist – Advanced (NMENV/DOE-OB #12123)

Website New Mexico Environment Department

Job ID 119645
Location Albuquerque
Posting End Date 10/27/2021
Agency Department of Environment
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Sponsored Term
Job Posting Type Standard Requisition
For more Job Requirements & Classification Description:


$20.54 – $35.74 Hourly

$42,719 – $74,331 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 75

Purpose of Position

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?

This position identifies, implements, and manages environmental surveillance and monitoring projects for the DOE Oversight Bureau (DOE-OB) at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The DOE-OB performs non-regulatory activities that provides scientifically valid results of environmental surveillance and monitoring activities at DOE facilities in New Mexico. This position contributes to sampling and analysis plans, work plans, standard operating procedures, and technical reports for submittal to the DOE. This position performs environmental multi-media sampling, data analysis, and other quality assurance / quality control functions related to environmental monitoring and data generation. This position will serve as the primary lead for the Sandia Oversight Section (SOS) stormwater program.

How does it get done?

The incumbent in this position implements multi-media environmental monitoring programs approved under the federal grant statement of work between the U.S. DOE and the State of New Mexico, and conducts environmental sampling and data analysis activities.

Who are the customers?

The Bureau provides technical analysis of data, reports, and other documents to inform the public about DOE activities in New Mexico and to assure the public that those activities are protective of public health and the environment.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

– Planning and conducting multi-media (including air, water, biota, vegetation and sediment/soils) environmental sampling and data analysis with an emphasis on stormwater;
– Performing data review and analysis to compose technical reports for submittal to the DOE;
– Implementing quality assurance / quality control measures and documentation; and
– Facilitating public awareness and understanding of environmental issues by presenting complex technical data and information to a non-technical audience.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in Physical, Natural, or Environmental Science, Soil Science, or Engineering and five (5) years of experience in public/environmental health, environmental science, Air Quality Management, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geology, Hazardous Waste Management, Wildlife Management, and/or Water Resources. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education Experience Education Experience
1 High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience OR High School Diploma or Equivalent AND 9 years of experience
2 Associate’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 7 years of experience Associate’s degree or higher in any field AND 9 years of experience
3 Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 5 years of experience  
4 Master’s degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 3 years of experience  
5 PhD degree in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 1 year of experience  

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions

Executive Order 2021-046 requires all employees with the State of New Mexico to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a COVID-19 viral test every week.

The Public Health Order (on Vaccination) dated August 17, 2021, requires Congregate Care Facility Workers and Hospital Workers to be fully vaccinated.

If you have questions about whether these requirements apply to this specific position, contact the agency contact listed on this advertisement.

Links to the referenced Executive Order and Public Health Order can be found on the State Personnel Office website homepage: www.spo.state.nm.us

Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Beau Masse, (505) 331-3665 or Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.


Bargaining Unit Position

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

For more information, please contact beau.masse@state.nm.us