TMD - Environmental Protection Specialist II (Environmental Trainer) (2023)

Job Description


APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS:Applicants may submit applications through Work In Texas (WIT), however applicants must complete the supplemental questions in CAPPS Recruit to be considered for the position. In order to complete the supplemental questions, please register and/or login to CAPPS Recruit and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: )

Your job application must be complete and thorough including responding to all the supplemental questions. Your application must contain complete job histories, which includes job titles, dates of employment, name of employer and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.


TMD State Employees support the Texas Military Forces by delivering critical services that enable the agency to meet its strategic goals.

Military membership is not required for this position.


Our Agency: The is commanded by The Adjutant General of Texas, the state#39;s senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (State & Federal Civilian Employees), the , the andthe .

Our Vision: Americarsquo;s premier state military organization comprised of professional mission-ready forces, fully engaged with our communities, and relevant through the 21st century.

Our Mission: Provide the Governor and the President with ready forces in support of state and federal authorities at home and abroad.


The Environmental Trainer performs complex (journey-level) environmental training work or public health and safety work. Work involves developing, coordinating, organizing and promoting environmental education and training programs. May coordinate work of contractors as needed. The Environmental Trainer is an employee of the Environmental Branch in the Construction and Facilities Manage Office (CFMO). The Environmental Trainer resides at Camp Mabry (Austin, TX) and reports directly to the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste Manager. The Environmental Trainer works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Plans and develops environmental training for Natural Resources, Cultural Resources and Compliance Sections.
  • Assists with curricula, course outlines, instructional aides, manuals and other educational materials for environmental awareness, environmental multimedia, and staff development.
  • Delivers training at various sites for agency personnel and tenants.
  • Performs on-site assessments of environmental compliance training needs and provides on-the-job training as needed for handling hazardous materials, hazardous waste, universal waste, special waste (i.e. used oil), municipal solid waste, recycling, spill plans and storm water.
  • Prepares content for in-house environmental publications and promotional materials.
  • Assists with development of project scopes of work, schedules and cost estimates for training for compliance projects.
  • Researches, develops, reviews, reports and assesses training programs and materials and recommends modifications as appropriate.
  • Assists with training and record keeping requirements in conjunction with the Environmental Performance Assessment System (EPAS).
  • Assists with reporting and record keeping requirements in order to comply with environmental laws, regulations, policies and procedures as part of the Army National Guard Bureau EPAS Program.
  • Coordinates with local, state and federal regulatory agencies on environmental program areas.
  • Assist with formulating environmental policies andprocedures; andrevisingtraining, Standard Operating Procedures, and programs.
  • Assists with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting (TIER II and TRI) as needed.
  • Assists with ordering and tracking of training tools and supplies as needed.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency state employee policies & procedureshandbook.
  • May be required to perform duty in support of national emergencies, disasters, and other missions, to include holidays and weekends.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college/universityis required.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in environmental sciences, engineering, or a related science field.


  • Graduation from accredited two-year college with major coursework in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or public health may be substituted for the required education.


  • Two years of experience in environmental regulatory compliance field work (involving hazardous materials, hazardous waste, universal waste, special waste, used oil, municipal solid waste, recycling, and spill response) is required.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (such as Outlook, Word, or Excel) is required.


  • Experience working in a military environment is preferred.
  • Graphic design and use of graphic design software (i.e., Adobe Acrobat/InDesign) is preferred.
  • Experience with Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), Hazardous Waste Management Plans (HWMPs), or their equivalents is preferred.


  • Additional full-time experience conducting seminars orpresenting at conferences in a field related to the positionand training ONSITE personnel, preferably to ensure environmental compliance, may substitute for the required experience and education on a year per year basis.


  • Valid driverrsquo;s license is required. *If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driverrsquo;s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. A satisfactory driving record is required for operating state or personal vehicles to conduct agency business.
  • Certification as an EPA Outreach Trainer is preferred.
  • Certification as a Specialist in Environmental Regulations (SER), Environmental Regulatory Professional (ERP), Environmental Management Professional (EMP) or equivalent is preferred.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification is preferred.


Knowledge of:

  • Federal and state environmental laws and regulation, with emphasis on Hazardous Waste, Special Waste and Universal Waste; and associated training requirements
  • Project management practices to continually evaluate priorities and resources to meet deliverables and milestones
  • Adult training practices, techniques and methodologies to support the learning process
  • Hazardous Waste, Special Waste and Universal Waste, as well as other environmental media documents and recordkeeping regulatory requirements

Skill at:

  • Preparing and providing presentations to individuals and large groups of people
  • Conducting environmental training needs assessments and preparing training plans
  • Developing educational materials, writing and editing newsletter articles
  • Managing and organizing training aids
  • Handling various requests and assignments simultaneously

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse populations and audiences
  • Promote environmental awareness to military stakeholders with diverse backgrounds
  • Research and stay current with relevant environmental laws and regulations
  • Train others in a clear and concise manner
  • Measure effectiveness of training
  • Interpret environmental policies, procedures and regulations, as well as communicate them effectively to non-environmental personnel and soldiers.
  • Apply scientific principles to detect and evaluate risk potential related to environmental compliance and conservation systems
  • Work in a team environment to motivate others and engage team members


Work is performed both inside and outside. Normal office temperatures and noise are expected most of the work time. Exposure to seasonal inclement weather can be expected for a percentage of time spent overseeing and monitoring storm water plans and for other duties as assigned. Outside work requires bending, reaching, stretching, climbing and crouching. The incumbent must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds and often puts forth similar effort in pushing, pulling, turning and positioning parts, assemblies, equipment and tools. Often lifts and moves heavier items with the assistance of other workers and with lifting devices. Requires approximately 55 - 60% travel.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCEIf you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation at the time of applying. Documentation must be provided before a Veteran Employment Preference can be granted.

Currently Serving U.S. Military Member - Statement of Service Memo;

Veteran ndash; DD Form 214 (or Equivalent) or;

Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried - Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or;

Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty ndash; Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300

Disabled Veteran - VA Civil Service Preference Letter


Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs. Go to to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications, and skill sets.

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the following fields or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply:

United States Army: 92W Water Treatment Specialist

United States Navy: AG Aerographer#39;s Mate, 180X RL- Special Duty Officer

United States Coast Guard: MST Marine Science Technician, MSSR Marine Safety Specialist Response

United States Marine Corps: 8056 Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste

United States Air Force: 1S0X1 Safety, 43EX Bioenvironmental Engineer

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

Contact TMDrsquo;s Veteran#39;s Liaison,Paul Loveif you have questions at (512)782-3836 or

The Texas Military Department does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or status as an individual with a disability or protected veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

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