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Environment Science and Protection Technician, Including Health

Aliases: Assistant Environmental Engineer

Industry/Sector(s): Environmental Science


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Environment Science Protection Technician, Including Health is expected to perform include:

  • Collecting samples of gases, soil, water, industrial wastewater and asbestos products to conduct tests and find out the pollutant levels and also identify sources of pollution
  • Recording data, preparing reports, charts and summaries that interpret tests results
  • Investigating hazardous conditions like spills, outbreak of diseases and food poisoning by collecting samples and analysing the same
  • Responding to investigations 
  • Providing information, technical and programme assistance to government representatives, employers and the general public on issues of public health, environmental protection or workplace safety 
  • Calibrating microscopes and test instruments
  • Making recommendations to control or eliminate unsafe conditions at workplace or public facilities
  • Inspecting public sanitary conditions at public facilities
  • Preparing samples or photomicrographs for testing and analysis
  • Initiating the procedures for closing down the establishments that violate environmental and/or health regulations or initiating penalty in some cases
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a field and laboratory job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Travelling is part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available​
  • Overtime may be required​​​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), people with One Arm (OA), One Arm and Leg (OAL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Proficient in choosing the places to gather the required samples and information
  • In depth knowledge of how to conduct required tests and experiments
  • Proficient in​ using technology to produce work products
  • In depth knowledge related to the various diseases and harmful effects of pollutants
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present the results to the concerned audience
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness or performance of procedures, interventions and programmes
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Decision-making skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Colleges offering environment engineering across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/btech-environmental-engineering.html​

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Environment Science and Protection Technician, Including Health → Environmental Science Engineer → Environmental Science Health and Safety Officer → Environment Compliance Inspector  Project Officer → Scientist, Professor, Researcher​

The progression is indicative​

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For new entrants - Rs 17,000 to Rs 33,690 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Central Pollution Control Board (State Government)
  • Testing laboratories
  • Scientific and technical consulting services
  • Petrochemical industries
  • Hydro-chemical​ industries
  • NGOs working for health and safety of public
  • Organizations involved in research and innovation
KEYWORDS 
  • Environmental Science Technician 
  • Environment Engineers
  • Environment Assistant/Technician
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3257.0300 Environment Science and Protection Technician, Including Health
ISCO 2008 3257 Environmental and Occupational Health Inspectors and Associates
NIC 2008 39000 Remediation activities and other waste management services
QP Reference Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
REFERENCES 
1 National Classification of Occupation Division 3
2 http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/ ​
3 https://www.dgt.gov.in/
4 http://megspcb.gov.in/Form/Advertisement%20002.jpg​
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