Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here. * Conducts field studies or inspections and evaluations for compliance with permit and regulatory requirements; observes, collects, analyzes, reviews and interprets data from standard field studies, compliance inspections, various regulatory submissions or literature and makes recommendations. * Performs statistical analysis of data. * Conducts technical reviews and makes recommendations on permit applications or other various regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations. * Prepares permits, technical reports and/or enforcement case documents. * Responds to technical/regulatory inquiries from other state, local and federal agencies as well as public and private organizations or individuals. Job Requirement Series JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist III Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: * Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field. * Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met. * Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data. * Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. * Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data. * Six months experience in technical report writing. JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Scientist IV Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: * Possession of a Masters degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline OR Bachelors degree or higher in an environmentally related scientific discipline and current professional certification. * Possession of scientific prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal. * Three years experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met. * Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data. * Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. Additional Posting Information As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by September 30, 2021; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis starting on September 30, 2021; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to health or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices by September 30, 2021. If hired after September 30, 2021, these certifications or requests must be completed during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here. Conditions of Hire Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources. DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship. Benefits To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/ Selection Process The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements. Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the "My Applications" tab at Delaware State Jobs. Accommodations Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.