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TCEQ - Environmental Investigator II (LTO Natural Resource Specialist III - IV)

Fort Worth, Texas, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

TCEQ Mission

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect our state's public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.

Office of Compliance and Enforcement

The Office of Compliance and Enforcement is dedicated to protecting human health and the environment by ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. The office seeks to promote voluntary compliance through a comprehensive program of regional investigations, technical assistance and outreach, environmental monitoring, and appropriate enforcement. Through our homeland security efforts, we are dedicated to preventing, protect, respond to and recover from natural and manmade disasters. Programs within OCE take swift action that is fair, sensible, and responsive to the needs of the citizens of Texas.

General Description

Conducts inspections and related technical work in the field of environmental pollution for the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Office of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Conducts technical inspections, surveys, and follow-up investigations; prepares reports which document field activities and observed conditions. Conducts environmental monitoring; and prepares technical papers regarding studies involving environmental subjects. Provides technical assistance to the public, regulated community, and other interested groups regarding the application of appropriate regulations. Assists with collecting and analyzing environmental samples.

NOTE: This position is also available as a lateral transfer opportunity (LTO) to TCEQ employees within the Natural Resource Specialist III - IV state classification. The selected candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of the corresponding job in the Environmental Investigator II series.

Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS)

72D, 8831, 8E000, 9S100

Special Requirements
  • Moving up to 35 pounds of equipment / samples.
  • Traveling up to 50% of the time for activities such as site visits, delivering mail, auditing records, inspecting facilities, or other activities requiring frequent travel under normal conditions. Able to assist with emergency response efforts.
  • The agency will review the applicant's driving history in connection with the use of a vehicle in the performance of the job.

This position offers an opportunity for a hybrid work schedule with a minimum 2-day work in office.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a major in a natural or physical science, engineering, environmental studies, or related field generally preferred, but not required.


Four years of full-time experience in the field of environmental activities directly related to the examples of work performed.

Transcripts / College hours or course work: See instructions on how to attach documents. A copy of your official college transcript or evaluation of foreign credentials in CAPPS is required if needed to meet the minimum qualification requirements outlined above.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in environmental activities
  • Experience interpreting rules, regulations, policies, and/or procedures.
  • Experience writing technical or research papers.
Condition of Employment:

TCEQ will verify Selective Service registration for males born on or after January 1, 1960. If exempt from Selective Service registration selected candidate must provide proof of exemption on first day of employment.

Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work for the TCEQ.

TCEQ will conduct a criminal history records search on candidates selected for posted vacancies. Only applicants who are interviewed will receive written non-select notification.

In compliance with ADA, if you need any special accommodations during the employment process, please contact HRSS for assistance at (512) 239-0102.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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