Environmental Scientist Job Description
- Work to regulate, decrease, and prevent air, water, and land pollution.
- Conduct research to identify and uncover the cause of air, land, and water pollutants.
- Create plans and proposals to eliminate pollution, taking into account the economic needs of a city and its workers.
- Specialize in land conservation, hazardous or toxic waste removal and disposal, groundwater contamination, acid rain, or wildlife preservation.
- Design pollution monitoring systems.
- Work with political leaders to solve or decrease environmental problems.
- Attend public hearings in favor of eliminating environmental pollutants.
- Create environmental impact studies.
- Identify and collect samples of gases, soils, water, industrial wastewater, and asbestos products to conduct tests on pollutant levels and identify sources of pollution.
- Record test data into databases and compare with historical data.
- Prepare reports using data and create summaries, charts, and test results.
- Work under the supervision of environmental scientists.
- Write reports describing the effects of pollution to assist with compliance regulations.
- Help with clean-up at polluted sites.
- Maintain hazardous waste databases.
- Write diagrams describing equipment locations.
- Using chemical usage data create databases.
- Collect pollutants at manufacturing plants, streams, rivers, forests, smoke stacks, or beside mechanical equipment.
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