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Environmental Protection Technician

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Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk

Division Name
Risk Management & Safety

Position Title
Environmental Protection Technician

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length
1 year

Job Summary

The Division of Risk Management and Safety has an opening for an Environmental Protection Technician to support the AU Partnership with Fort Moore! This is an exciting opportunity to help support the Fort Moore environmental compliance program. The successful candidate will work alongside professionals in both Auburn University’s Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Ft. Moore Department of Public Works to assist with Ft. Moore’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ( NPDES ). This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of environmental health and safety while working with a dynamic team. This position will also perform spill response duties as part of the Fort Moore Spill Response Team.

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University?
  • Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years.
  • Competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity.
  • Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.
It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Assist with planning, preparing, coordinating and facilitating implementation of the Fort Moore Phase II NPDES Stormwater Permit and Surface Mining Permit.
  • Perform on-going inspections and provide technical assistance for the erosion and sedimentation control practices used at Fort Moore construction sites and borrow areas.
  • Assist with and participate in planning and organizing community outreach and engagement.
  • Conduct field surveys to assess the condition of stormwater infrastructure.
  • Utilize GIS software to map and analyze data.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of MS4 compliance strategies.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports database management and presentations.
  • Participate in team meetings and project discussions.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Level I- High school diploma or equivalent.

Level II-
High school diploma or equivalent plus 1 year of experience in managing environmental compliance programs such as hazardous waste, clean water, clean air, or storage tank management.

Substitutions allowed for Experience: Degrees accepted in lieu of experience for advanced levels, at a rate of one year of relevant education per year of required experience

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Performs a limited variety of simple, repetitive tasks.
Minimum Technology Skills
  • Knowledge and/or skill to perform a limited variety of simple, repetitive tasks related to
Minimum License and Certifications
  • Valid Drivers License
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Geography or related field (or currently enrolled in one of these programs).
  • Experience with surveying equipment and GIS software is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with environmental regulations and compliance is a plus.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

Job Category
Risk Management

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Ability to life 50 lbs. Employee must be capable of walking in wooded and hilly natural terrains, and climbing ladders.

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Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position located on Ft. Moore.

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  2. Cover Letter
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