TCEQ – Environmental Investigator II (LTO Natural Resources Specialist III – IV) (00019820) 

Website Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


Primary Location: Texas-Fort Worth

Work Locations:

Dallas Ft Wth Reg 4

2309 Gravel Dr

 Fort Worth 76118-6951

Job: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

State Job Code: 2683

Salary Admin Plan: B

Grade: 17

Salary (Pay Basis): 3,558.50 – 3,558.50 (Monthly)

Number of Openings: 1

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Posting: Jan 6, 2022, 11:00:00 PM

Closing Date: Jan 24, 2022, 10:59:00 PM


This position is also available as a lateral transfer opportunity to employees within the Natural Resources Specialist state classification. The selected candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of the corresponding job in the Natural Resources Specialist III – IV series.

Performs technical work in the field of emergency response for the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Responds to spill and emergency response incidents, conducts investigations, makes recommendations for restoration of affected environments, and conducts follow-up investigations. Prepares, completes, and reviews reports related to spill/emergency response work and remediation plans; makes recommendations regarding cleanup findings performed by third-parties. Provides routine technical assistance to the public, regulated community, responsible parties, agency staff, and other interested groups; assists in developing emergency response procedures; participates in response meetings and drills; and prepares technical papers for presentations. Operates, maintains, and calibrates various monitoring instruments; conducts sampling activities and evaluates analytical results for compliance with applicable regulations. Assists in the development of training procedures and with training environmental investigators. Assesses and screens emergency response incidents for potential Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) action.

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

Special Requirements:

Moving up to 35 pounds of equipment/samples.

Traveling up to 50% of the time for activities such as site visits and inspecting facilities. Assist with emergency response efforts.

Climb to heights of 40 feet without acrophobia.

This position requires the wearing of an air purifying respirator when necessary.

The agency will review the applicant’s driving history in connection with the use of a vehicle in the performance of the job.


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 generally preferred, but not required. (COPY OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION)


Four years of full-time experience in the field of environmental activities directly related to the examples of work performed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience coordinating responses to emergency incidents and natural disasters.

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-select notification.

In compliance with ADA, if you need any special accommodations during the employment process, please contact HRSS for assistance at (512) 239-0102.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.