Environmental Technician Assistant

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:  Environmental Technician Assistant




Responsible for moderately complex technical, analytical and sub-professional engineering work involving inspections and reviews of industrial pre-treatment systems, wastewater discharge sources, storm water and other environmental compliance concerns; and performs related work as required.



  • Performs environmental inspections in commercial and industrial facilities, and field locations.
  • Reviews compliance requirements.
  • Performs technical sampling and flow rate investigations; provides required legal documentation and maintains legal chain-of-custody of samples.
  • Conducts field investigations or other operational work activities.
  • Assists in the enforcement of Federal, State and local environmental requirements.
  • Provides information to commercial and industrial facilities concerning discharge problems.
  • Maintains computerized database information.
  • Acts as liaison or assists other agencies as directed in relation to department objectives.
  • Performs technical calculations and lab analysis duties as required and deals with other environmental issues that may affect the City’s operation.
  • Operates office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, and phone systems, and uses computers for spreadsheet, word processing, database management, and other applications; learns to operate new office technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Environmental Technician Assistant reports directly to the Environmental Technician. 


The Environmental Technician Assistant does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.




Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Completion of two years of advanced course work in environmental science and three years of progressively responsible and varied sub professional environmental engineering work experience; or, an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:  Good knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental engineering, chemistry, and hydraulics; good knowledge of tests utilized specialized equipment; ability to read and interpret the sewer atlas, plans, maps and specifications; ability to keep accurate records and statistical data; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.  Knowledge of the operation of a personal computer.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a key board and telephone.  Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent walking and twisting.  Occasional lifting and carrying of objects up to fifty (50) pounds.  Occasional reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, handling and repetitive movements.  Vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.     Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class D driver’s license is required.  Ability to obtain a Class C wastewater plant operators license within nine months of appointment.


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work in this classification is both indoors in an office environment and outside in a field setting.  Will travel to other City locations as required. 


STARTING PAY:  $15.81/hr. - $20.38/hr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee Public Works Department, Pollution Control Division, 4908 East Hancock, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  http://www.cityofmuskogee.com.  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  jkennedy@muskogeeonline.org.  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled