CS-214E 1. Position Number
State of Michigan
Department of Civil Service
Classification and Selection Operations Bureau
A portion of this information Is AUTHORITY: In accordance with
protected by federal privacy laws Article XI, Section 5,
and/or state confidentiality POSITION DESCRIPTION Michigan Constitution of 1963 and
requirements. Public Act 431 of 1984.
This form is to be completed by the person that occupies the position being described, and reviewed by the
supervisor and appointing authority to ensure its accuracy. It is important that each party sign and date the
form. If the position is vacant, the supervisor and appointing authority should complete the form.
This form will serve as the official classification document of record for this position. Please take the time to
complete this form as accurately as you can since the information in this form is used to determine the
proper classification of the position.
THIS PAGE SHOULD BE FILLED OUT BY SUPERVISOR/APPROVING AUTHORITY.
2. Name of Incumbent (Last, First, M.I.) 8. Department/Agency
Department of Environmental Quality
3. Social Security Number 9. Bureau (Institution, Board, or Commission)
4. Civil Service Classification of Position 10. Division
Resource Management Division
5. Working Title of Position (What the Agency Titles the 11. Section
District Hydrogeologist Field Operations
6. Name and Classification of Immediate Supervisor 12. Unit
Philip R Roycraft,
Environmental Quality Manager 14 Cadillac District Office
7. Name and Classification of Next Higher Level 13. Work Location (City and Address)/Hours of Work
Lonnie Lee 2100 W. M-32, Gaylord, or
Environmental Manager 15 120 W. Chapin Street, Cadillac
14. General Summary of Function/Purpose of Position
This position is an entry level hydrogeologist. The duties of the position include the review of
groundwater studies and monitoring programs submitted with waste disposal facility construction
permit and license applications, and the remediation of contamination associated with these facilities.
Duties also include review of waste disposal facility compliance by evaluating analytical and statistical
data and collecting groundwater, leachate, wastewater, and soil samples when necessary. The
position must also conduct compliance/complaint inspections of waste disposal facilities.
For Civil Service Use Only
15. Please describe your assigned duties, percent of time spent performing the duty, and
explain what is done to complete the duty.
List duties in order of importance from most important to least important.
General Summary of Duty 1 30% of Time
Independently conduct reviews of hydrogeological studies, monitoring plans and remedial action plans
associated with waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities regulated under state and federal
Individual tasks related to the duty.
1. Review hydrogeological studies and monitoring plans submitted as part of construction permit
applications for solid waste disposal facilities regulated under Michigan's Solid Waste
Management Act (Part 115), Michigan Environmental Response Act (Part 201), and federal
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Provide hydrogeological recommendations
and technical support to Department Director's Office, Division Chief's Office, District Supervisor,
District staff, and general public.
2. Review remedial action plans pertaining to facilities regulated under Part 115 and Part 201.
Prepare technical summaries/responses related to aforementioned technical reviews. Conduct
reviews relating to the proposed corrective remedial action(s).
3. Utilize computer skills with various geologic software packages (e.g., statistical assessment,
geochemical evaluation, groundwater flow modeling, trend analysis, pump-test) to conduct proper
permit/license reviews, presentations, and to assess compliance of regulated facilities.
4. Attend public hearings, and prepare written summaries, when appropriate, that relate to the
hydrogeologic comments and concerns at the regulated facility.
5. Maintain proficiency and familiarity with federal and state public policy, acts, rules, and
Departmental operational memos.
General Summary of Duty 2 30% of Time
Conduct compliance inspections and investigations of treatment, storage and disposal facilities to
determine compliance of the facility with respect to Part 115 of the NREPA and perform necessary
compliance follow-up to these inspections and investigations.
Individual tasks related to the duty.
1. Complete inspection checklists and draft compliance letters to regulated facilities.
2. Draft letters of warning, as necessary and track compliance in the WDS database.
3. Provide technical support to the Division's Compliance and Enforcement Section staff, and the
Office of Attorney General on matters pertaining to hydrogeologic compliance and enforcement.
As directed, participate in contested case hearings and provide expert testimony.
4. Track regulated facility compliance in relation to issued consent orders and judgements relative
to the hydrogeological issues. If violations are evident, participate in drafting the notice of
violation and penalty calculation, if appropriate.
General Summary of Duty 3 20% of Time
Independently review, evaluate and provide recommendations on Part 115 groundwater monitoring
programs and analytical data collected from these programs.
Individual tasks related to the duty.
1. Review facility groundwater sampling programs and statistical monitoring plans; evaluate the
analytical and statistical data submitted.
2. Perform independent groundwater, leachate, wastewater, and sediment sampling to evaluate a
regulated facility's compliance.
3. Provide guidance to Part 115 facilities on proper sampling, handling, and chain of custody
4. Utilize proper field health and safety techniques and maintain certifications in basic first-aid, CPR
skills, and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; receive annual physical
health screening as required by MIOSHA.
General Summary of Duty 4 20% of Time
Perform other duties as required by the District Supervisor or Division management.
Individual tasks related to the duty
1. Attend training sessions, as needed or assigned.
2. Respond to complaints, correspondence or inquiries from the public.
3. Perform other duties required by the District supervisor related to compliance with the NREPA.
16. Describe the types of decisions you make independently in your position and tell who and/or
what is affected by those decisions. Use the attached additional sheets, if necessary.
Technical, site-specific decisions, pertaining to: design of groundwater monitoring systems,
groundwater/soil remedial investigations, adequacy of statistical monitoring plans, applicability of
groundwater remediation design, sampling program adequacy, and interpretations of complex
geotechnical and geochemical data at regulated facilities. Decisions by this position directly affect the
approval, or denial of permit/license applications, and remedial action work plans. Final decisions rest
with upper management, but state and federal law requires that, prior to issuance, a qualified geologist
must give approval.
17. Describe the types of decisions that require your supervisor's review.
Decisions pertaining to current Department Policy, and priority of matters.
18. What kind of physical effort do you use to perform your job? What environmental conditions are
you physically exposed to on your job? Indicate the amount of time and intensity of each
condition. Refer to instructions on page 2.
Routine sitting at a desk. Quarterly facility inspections at regulated facilities which may involve the
following: standing for long periods, climbing and walking long distances (few miles as a daily average)
on uneven hilly terrain, exposure to known carcinogens, transporting heavy testing equipment
(approximately 40 lbs. at a time), exposure to all types of weather conditions (extreme cold, wet,
extreme heat), dusty working conditions, exposure to odors from wastewater treatment plants and
landfills; sampling inspections requires sometimes to stoop, maintain balance, reaching, kneeling and
crouching. Sampling inspections have the potential for periodic exposure to contaminated water, air,
soil, wastewater, and leachate.
19. List the names and class titles of classified employees whom you immediately supervise or
oversee on a full-time, ongoing basis (if more than 10, list only class titles and number of employees in
NAME CLASS TITLE NAME CLASS TITLE
20. My responsibility for the above-listed employees includes the following (check as many as apply):
Complete and sign service ratings Assign work
Provide formal written counseling Approve work
Approve sick and annual leave requests Review work
Sign time card Provide guidance on work methods
Orally reprimand Train employees in the work
21. I CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE ANSWERS ARE MY OWN AND ARE ACCURATE AND COMPLETE.
NOTE: Make a copy of this form for your records.
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22. Do you agree with the responses from the employee for items 1 through 18? If not, which items do you
disagree with and why.
23. WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THIS POSITION?
To review various issues relating to geology, hydrogeology, and other groundwater issues in the District for compliance with
applicable statutes and regulations. The position is also responsible for inspecting facilities for compliance with
environmental regulations and pursuing enforcement actions against facilities in violation of environmental regulations.
Respond to citizen complaints regarding environmental concerns.
The ability to use personal protective equipment in accordance with federal law is an essential function of this position. At
this time, the ability to use a respirator is an essential function of this position.
24. Indicate specifically how the job's duties and responsibilities have changed since the position was last
25. What is the function of the work area and how does this position fit into that function?
To provide field representation for the Division’s preventative programs through compliance activities. This position fits into
this function by conducting inspections, providing follow-up and supporting activities to ensure compliance with State and
Federal statutes and permits.
26. In your opinion, what are the minimum education and experience qualifications needed to perform the
essential functions of this position.
BS degree in Geology or related geology field of study
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrate clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, Ability to work with people and
demonstrate good experience in dealing with the public. Demonstrate good working knowledge of statutes and rules
relating to solid waste and groundwater. Demonstrate efficient and effective time management skills. Develop the ability to
work independently and demonstrate independent judgement skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
NOTE: Civil Service approval of this position does not constitute agreement with or acceptance of the desirable qualifications for this position.
27. certify that the information presented in this position description provides a complete and accurate depiction
of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position
Supervisor's Signature Date
TO BE FILLED OUT BY APPOINTING AUTHORITY
28. Indicate any exceptions or additions to the statements of the employee(s) or supervisor.
29. I certify that the entries on these pages are accurate and complete.
Appointing Authority's Signature Date