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Environmental Services Trainee

Title: Environmental Services Trainee

Posting Number: AEMS-2022-3

Workweek: NE (35-hour) Workweek

Salary: (P95) $48,531.07 (Non-Negotiable)

Opening Date: January 3, 2023

Closing Date: February 3, 2023

Existing Vacancies: One (1)


Department of Environmental Protection
Air, Energy and Materials Sustainability
Division of Air Quality
Bureau of Evaluation and Planning
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Scope of Eligibility: Open to applicants who meet the requirements below.

Description : Under close supervision of a supervisory official, in an Environmental Services Program, learns to conduct routine surveys, studies, inspections, and/or investigations relating to the improvement and/or monitoring of environmental conditions, and/or the enforcement of environmental laws/regulations; does other related duties.

Specific to the Position: Assist and learn to conduct the yearly analysis of USEPA’s Air Toxics Screening Assessment data. Learn to evaluate and update toxicity values related to hazardous air pollutants. Learn to develop the Division of Air Quality’s environmental justice online mapping tool, and communicate information to the public related to the health risks from hazardous air pollutants, PFAS, and other emerging pollutants of concern. Learn to coordinate with the Bureau of Stationary Sources, the USEPA, and other NJDEP programs including Enforcement, Solid Waste, and the Division of Science and Research.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Planning, Physical Geography or in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bio-resource Engineering.

NOTE: All U.S. degrees and transcripts must be from an accredited college or university. All foreign degrees and transcripts must be evaluated for accreditation by a recognized evaluation service by the closing date of this posting. Failure to provide documentation may result in ineligibility.

License: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act".

Authorization to Work: Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States per the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorship for citizenship to the United States.

Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. Please do not submit proof of vaccination at this time; instructions will be provided if an offer of employment results from this NOV.

Veteran's Preference: To qualify for New Jersey Veteran's Preference/status, you must establish Veteran's Preference through the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs. Please submit proof of your Veteran's Preference along with your resume as indicated below. For more information, please visit Civil Service Preference for Veterans (

Posting Authorized By:
Phiroza Stoneback, Manager
Division of Human Resources

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Accommodations under ADA will be provided upon request.