Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health


Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.
Also called: Environmental Specialist, Environmental Technician, Laboratory Specialist, Sanitarian

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • FishXing
  • Flood modeling software
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcView
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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