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Environmental Scientist III

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The mission of the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet (EEC) is to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians by protecting our land, air, and water resources by utilizing our natural resources in an environmentally conscientious manner.

If you are looking for a positive work environment and a career where you can make a difference in the environment we live in, then EEC is the cabinet for you. For more information on what our cabinet has to offer, check out our YouTube page and our Careers page

By joining the Division of Water, Water Quality Branch as an Environmental Scientist III, you will work with a team of other scientists that determine where waterways are not meeting standards for uses such as recreation and aquatic life. You will conduct detailed analyses to determine sources of pollutants and develop Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports and other similar plans that outline steps to curb those sources and restore the waterway's uses.

Holders of the Environmental Scientist III position will complete tasks such as:

  • Assist with data compilation, review, and analysis related to impaired waters and development of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) reports
  • Assist with development and application of water quality models
  • Provide technical assistance related to TMDLs and other types of water quality restoration plans
  • Assist with upkeep of and enhancements to the Kentucky Water Health Portal and other applications that manage and share data related to impaired waters and TMDLs

Desired candidates possess the following requisite skills or experience applicable to the position:

  • Experience and skill managing and analyzing environmental data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of chemical, physical, and biological properties and dynamics of rivers, streams, lakes, and their watersheds
  • Skill with geographic information systems and data communication
  • Experience with water quality and watershed models

EEC provides opportunities for development and upward movement. There is room to grow your skill set as you build your career. Come join our team and make an impact in the future of Kentucky. We look forward to reviewing your application.


JOB TITLE:Environmental Scientist III



EMPLOYMENT TYPE:Full Time, Eligible for Overtime Pay|18A|37.5hr/wk

HIRING AGENCY:Energy & Environment Cabinet - Dept for Environmental Protection

LOCATION:300 Sower Blvd

Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

United States



EDUCATION: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a natural, biological or physical science OR Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 20 semester hours in a natural, biological or physical science.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Three years of experience in natural resources, environmental control, or a related area.

Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: Graduate study in a natural, biological, or physical science will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: Experience in natural resources, environmental control, engineering, or a related area will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


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