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Job Title:   Environmental Associate

County:   Shawnee

Req. No:   188379

Agency Name:   Dept of Health & Environment

Posting Type:   External  --> Click here for Definition of Posting Type

Applications accepted through:    DEC 17, 2017

Job Description:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document upon hire. KDHE participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Environmental Associate (K0233549) in the Bureau of Environmental Remediation

This position provides technical support for field investigations including the preparation of supplies, equipment, and vehicles for mobilization; operation of vehicles and equipment; disposal of waste; and decontamination of sampling equipment.  Operates or assists in operation of KDHE’s Geoprobe direct-push sampling units, drill rig, and other technical sampling equipment. Collects groundwater, surface water, soil, and waste samples with proper chain-of-custody and transports samples to the laboratory as specified. Reviews, understands, and follows all site specific workplans, QAPPs, field sampling plans, and health and safety plans and adheres to the QMP, SOPs, and other bureau, section, and program guidance.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:
Two years of relevant technical experience in an environmental field and/or program. Education may be substituted by the agency as necessary.

Necessary Special Requirements:
Within six months of hire, incumbent must pass a physical which certifies the individual can work in the necessary protective gear.  Must obtain 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification within three months of hire.

Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Criteria: 
• Operation of drilling, probing equipment, and field equipment
• Mechanical aptitude for operation/maintenance of hydrualic equipment
• Knowledge of field soil/groundwater sampling
• Ability to review and interpret technical data, and good communication skills
• Experience compiling data into tables and figures
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail

Salary:
$18.26 hourly; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY:
The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data)
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

STEP 3:  Email these additional documents to recruiter@ks.gov Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Copies of Official transcripts if a degree is required or preferred
• Copy of Professional License or Certification if required or preferred
• Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:
KDHE – Office of Personnel Services
ATTN: Recruiter
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 580
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-4486
Fax: 785-559-4271
Email: recruiter@ks.gov

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position. 

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KDHE encourages applications from all persons. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 785-296-1539 if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing and any other aspect of the employment process.  EOE

The mission of KDHE is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.



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