This career map provides a standardized framework and career enhancing information to individuals and managers for the professional development of the Army Civilian Corps. The map serves as the professional blueprint for your successful civil service career while providing information and guidance for
Civilian Career Map advancement.
Career Program: CP 53 - Medical
Career Series: 0698 Environmental Health Technician
Qualifying for a Career OPM Qualification Standard
Series Description General Schedule General Schedule General Schedule
GS 05/06 GS 07 GS 08/09
Nonsupervisory Nonsupervisory Nonsupervisory/Supervisory
Key Assignments/Key Location: Location: Location:
Billets Regional Medical Center Regional Medical Center Regional Medical Center
Medical Center Medical Center Medical Center
Department of Preventive Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine
Positions: Positions: Positions:
Entry Level Intermediate Level Advanced Level
Environmental Health Technician Environmental Health Technician Environmental Health Technician
Supervisory Environmental Health Technician
Leadership Competencies Accountability Accountability
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking
External Awareness External Awareness
Financial Management Financial Management
Human Resources Management Human Resources Management
Influencing and Negotiating Influencing and Negotiating
Oral Communication Oral Communication
Problem Solving Problem Solving
Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
Technology Management Technology Management
Written Communication Written Communication
Functional Competencies Regulatory Guidance Regulatory Guidance Regulatory Guidance
Environmental Health Technician Environmental Health Technician Environmental Health Technician
Core Competencies Administration and Management Administration and Management Administration and Management
Computers Computers Computers
Conflict Management Conflict Management Conflict Management
Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation Creativity and Innovation
Customer and Personal Service Customer and Personal Service Customer and Personal Service
Decisiveness Decisiveness Decisiveness
Flexibility Flexibility Flexibility
Mentoring Mentoring Mentoring
Organization Organization Organization
Partnering Partnering Partnering
Public Safety and Security Public Safety and Security Public Safety and Security
Resilience Resilience Resilience
Team Building Team Building Team Building
Technical Credibility Technical Credibility Technical Credibility
Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills Interpersonal Skills
Integrity/Honesty Integrity/Honesty Integrity/Honesty
Continual Learning Continual Learning Continual Learning
Public Service Motivation Public Service Motivation Public Service Motivation
Leader Development Foundation Course Foundation Course Foundation Course
Action Officer Development Course Action Officer Development Course Action Officer Development Course
Basic Course DL Basic Course DL Basic Course DL
Intermediate Course DL Intermediate Course DL Intermediate Course DL
DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program Supervisor's Development Course
Manager Development Course (DL) Manager Development Course
Advanced Course (DL)
Executive Leadership Development Program
Professional Development Basic Computer Courses Basic Computer Courses Basic Computer Courses
Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development Listening and Memory Development
Communicating For Results Communicating For Results Communicating For Results
Effective Army Writing Effective Army Writing Effective Army Writing
Occupational / Functional Infection Control Infection Control Infection Control
Training HIPAA HIPAA HIPAA
Health Care Ethics I Health Care Ethics I Health Care Ethics I
Health Care Ethics II Health Care Ethics II Health Care Ethics II
Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I
Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II
Immunizations Environmental Injuries Immunizations Environmental Injuries Immunizations Environmental Injuries
National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for
Continuing Education Continuing Education Continuing Education
Intro to Environmental Awareness Course
Academic Training Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a
bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours
any combination of courses in subjects such as health, agricultural, any combination of courses in subjects such as health, agricultural, in any combination of courses in subjects such as health,
Certifications Basic Life Support Basic Life Support Basic Life Support
AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License" AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License" AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"
ServSafe Certification ServSafe Certification ServSafe Certification
Mandatory Training Basic Life Support
Mandatory Training for DA Civilians
Learning Resources ACTEDS Training Catalog Army Distributed Learning
Army-e-Learning - SkillPort Army Management Staff College
ATIA ACCP "My Courses"
Army Civilian Education Courses
AMEDD Virtual Lbrary
The Textbooks of Military Medicine
Career Guides / Regulations AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief Civilian Career Management - AR 690-950 The Army Family Advocacy Program - AR 608-18
Civilian Life Long Learning (CAC Required) Civilian Personnel Career Management The Army Substance Abuse Program - AR 600-85
Civilian Education System Total Army Performance Evaluation System Army Career Intern Program
CP 53 Training Prerequisites Training and Career Development Program
CP 53 ACTEDS Plans Civilian Personnel Administrative Publication
Army Civilian Handbook Army Community Service Center - AR 608-1
Career Links Army Civilian Employment
The Army Civilian Human Resources Agency
National Security Personnel System
Army Benefits Center - Civilian
Army Civilian Personnel On-line Portal
Professional Organizations National Environmental Health Association Association of the US Army
Environmental Health Soldier Magazine
Environmental Health Journal AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals
Journal of Environmental Health American Medical Association
Environmental Health Perspectives The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces
Journal of Environmental and Public Health AMEDD Journal
Miscellaneous Links Army Management Staff College Army Medicine US Army School of Aviation Medicine
Army Civilian Employment AMEDD Jobs
All Federal Vacancies AMEDD Center & School
Feds Hire Vets Military Health System
US Office of Personnel Management Armed Forces Medical Library
OPM Salary Charts US Army Aeromedical Center
DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Army Knowledge Online US Army Medical Materiel Agency
0698 Environmental Technician
Environmental Health Technician
Supervisory Environmental Health Technician
This series includes positions that involve investigating, evaluating, and providing information on sanitation
practices, techniques, and methods for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and eliminating environmental health
hazards. Positions in this occupation require a practical knowledge of basic environmental health concepts,
Developmental jobs are Environmental Health Aids. Environmental health aids collect and record adequate data
on existing environmental sanitation conditions and initiate corrective action on the health hazards that are fully
Environmental Health Technician is established for all nonsupervisory positions in this series (GS-4 and above).
Illustrative examples of tasks performed by environmental health technicians include the following: conduct
investigations to determine the source of outbreaks of diseases (e.g., water supplies, contaminated food,
untreated waste); determine sources of, and methods to eliminate or control, insect and rodent breeding and
harborage; inspect and evaluate sanitary aspects of rail, sea, and air conveyances; perform water quality tests on
individual water supplies and disinfect community water sources and systems; and prepare reports of findings and
All positions require a practical knowledge of basic environmental health concepts, principles, methods, and
techniques, the experienced technician must have a detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations governing
environmental health practices as well as what constitutes a good environmental health program in one or more of
Serves as an Environmental Health Technician with responsibility for implementation of several health programs to
include water quality surveillance, public facility sanitation, and entomological surveillance. Responsible for
planning and conducting inspections for the Environmental Health section in the following areas: food sanitation,
recreational areas, barber/beauty shops, water quality, and entomological surveillance.
Specific duties include but may not be limited to the following: (1) Collects and performs bacteriological and
chemical analysis of waters to confirm compliance with National Primary and Secondary Water Standards; (2)
Establishes and maintains files, records, and documents regarding the Preventive Medicine Service (PMS) Water
Quality Program; (3) Prepares standard chemical solutions for checking the chlorine content of water samples,
fluoride analysis, and pH. Prepares media and reagents for use in conducting membrane filter technique and
multiple fermentation tube tests for bacteriological analysis; (4) Arranges for timely maintenance, calibration, and
repair of instruments and equipment used in physical, chemical and biological examinations of drinking water; (5)
Makes recommendations to eliminate water sanitation and cross-connection hazards; (6) Conducts hazardous
waste and regulated medical waste compliance surveillance in accordance with Federal, State, and local
regulatory guidance; (7) Helps ensure military, civilian and contractor staff members are properly trained in
handling, storing, manifesting, and disposing of hazardous waste and regulated medical waste within current
In addiiton to executing Environmental Health Technician duties as described above, individuals manage
subordinates in the daily execution of the public health and environmental protection mission. Individual is
responsible for the supervision, to include planning, assigning, prioritizing, and evaluating work performance of
subordinates. Prepares job standards, job descriptions, and counsels employees upon change of duties; effects
disciplinary action when necessary. Determines training needs and provides or arranges for training
accomplishment. Recommends awards; prepares justification and narrative citation. Makes recommendations for
transfer or termination of subordinates. Employee must be well versed in all functions and mission areas of
F Regulatory Guidance
Environmental Health Technician
C Administration and Management
C Conflict Management
C Creativity and Innovation
C Customer and Personal Service
C Public Safety and Security
C Team Building
C Technical Credibility
L Critical Thinking
L External Awareness
L Financial Management
L Human Resources Management
L Influencing and Negotiating
L Oral Communication
L Problem Solving
L Strategic Thinking
L Technology Management
L Written Communication
C Interpersonal Skills
C Continual Learning
C Public Service Motivation
Knowledge of regulatory guidance, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of environmental health to
identify and eliminate hazardous conditions.
Must have knowledge of policies, procedures and techniques to sample water, and operate a water laboratory
and its applicable equipment.
Knowledge of regulatory guidance pertaining to sanitation and public health, recreational water surveillance and
water laboratory techniques in order to conduct inspections of food handling, barber and beauty shops,
recreational facilities, child care facilities, swimming pools and other areas; to determine compliance with
applicable health standards; to advise managers on appropriate corrective action; to write inspection reports and
to follow up to insure corrective action has been taken.
Knowledge of sanitation, safety and health practices in order to present food service sanitation
training in a variety of formal and informal classes.
Knowledge of Department of Army water testing regulations and procedures to collect and maintain integrity of
samples for testing, and of procedures for heterotrophic plate count, presence/absence procedures, chlorine and
pH meters to conduct testing for pools and potable water.
Knowledge of infectious diseases and skill to conduct epidemiological investigations for suspected
food/water/vector-borne illnesses and knowledge of climatic injuries and prevention to conduct
interviews and training.
Knowledge of tick and mosquito habits, breeding sites, diseases, and identification to identify
type, populations and diseases on this post.
Basic knowledge of laboratory infectious waste disposal procedures, Regulated Medical Wastes,
hazardous waste, and hazardous material disposal, handling, and storage.
Ability and skill to interpret, analyze, and communicate a variety of related technical issues to
customers, managers, commanders, civilian and military groups, school officials, facility chiefs
and civilian public health agencies in coordinating disease control and sanitary inspections and
skill in written communications sufficient to write reports of findings and recommendations.
Knowledge of the impact of polluted water on the environment and public health. Ability to read
and interpret blueprints of water distribution systems and building construction to ensure
compliance with applicable state and federal standards. Knowledge of assessment of potable
water systems and evaluation of potable water systems to protect from compromise.
Knowledge of military preventive medicine, to include food, water, and vector-borne diseases.
Extensive experience and training is required in the recognition and management of occupational
and environmental contaminants that could cause illness or injury to deployed forces throughout
Extensive knowledge and technical, hands-on experience in environmental health and sanitation.
Previous experience must have provided a practical knowledge of environmental health hazards,
survey, techniques, and control and eradication methods in order to direct and maintain a State
and EPA Certified Water Quality Testing Laboratory to identify potential water-borne health
Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
Ability to use computer programs in order to accomplish data entry, retrieval, and management.
Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations. Manages
and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.
Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements.
Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. Designs and implements new or
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Makes sound and well-informed decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. commits to
action, even in uncertain situations, in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Is open to change and new information. Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information,
changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and
Ability to serve as a mentor in order to provide relevant information and enhance role performance.
Knowledge of organizational structure, policies and procedures, communication systems, and reporting
procedures in order to ensure effective coordination of information.
Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross-functional activities. Collaborates across boundaries,
and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen
internal support bases.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or
national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Deals effectively with pressure and maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even
under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Effectively balances personal life and work.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains
cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with
customer groups. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching,
mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Executes procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Use effective controls to ensure the integrity of the organization. Hold self and others accountable for rules and
responsibilities. Ensure that projects of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within
budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainments of outcomes. 1. Act
responsibly and independently without supervision. 2. Accept responsibility for actions and mistakes. 3. Practice
sound fiscal and resource management. 4. Complete tasks and projects on time, within budget and in
accordance with standards.
Ability to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize
performance. Assess validity of information drawn from a variety of sources and synthesize data. 1. Identify
trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide
variety of sources. 2. Clarifies complex issues and mitigates risk through data analysis. 3. Triangulate and
validate information from multiple sources.
Identifies and keeps up-to-date on economic, political and social trends which affect key agency policies
priorities. Understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions. 1. Coordinate
interservice agreements, committees, communications. 2. Maintain situational awareness of economic, political,
agency and service trends.
Understand the principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate
funding levels. Prepares, justifies and or administers the budget for the program area. Uses cost-benefit thinking
to set priorities. Monitors expentitures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches.
Manages procurement and contracting. 1. Develop and implement budget according to directives. 2. Validate
needs for budgetary requirements statistically. 3. Collect and evaluate budgetary data, including return on
Assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities. Uses merit
principles, ensures staff is appropriately selected, developed, used, appraised and rewarded; takes corrective
action. 1. Review and project staffing needs. 2. Identify and implement performance expectations. 3. Supervise
selection and termination processes. 4. Negotiate, justify and coordinate training and staffing initiatives.
Persuades others and develops networks and coalitions. Gains cooperation from others to obtain information
and accomplish goals. Negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions and builds consensus through give and
take. 1. Persuade others to accept recommendations or cooperate or change their behavior. 2. Negotiate
contracts, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other agreements among multiple agencies,
organizations and institutions. 3. Promote Army opportunities and programs within the education community. 4.
Build coalitions with the civilian education community at state, regional and local levels.
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. Listens effectively and clarifies
information as needed. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication.
1. Present briefings to command and staff. 2. Speaks at conferences stakeholder meetings and Soldier training
sessions. 3. Clearly presents oral information to customers in multiple contexts, including active listening.
Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative solutions to
complex problems. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. 1.
Consider wide and flexible range of alternatives and solutions to problems and challenges. 2. Proposes multiple
courses of action, looking beyond current horizon and present limitations.
Formulate effectve strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a
global economy. Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determine
objectives and set priorities. Anticipate potential threats or opportunities. 1. Identify trends and patterns to make
appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide variety of sources.
Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program
effectiveness. Develop strategies using new technology to enhance decision making. Understand the impact of
technological change on the organization. 1. Understands and utlizes technological developments to enhance
program effectiveness. 2. Maintains situational awareness of technology. 3. Directs and collects research to
evaluate potential impact of emerging technologies. 4. Develops request for proposals (RFP).
Take a long-term view and act as a catalyst for organizational change. Build a shared vision with others and
influence others to translate vision into action. 1. Creates key values and shared vision within organization. 2.
Create mission statement that reflects long-term goals. 3. Encourage subordinates to participate in process of
enacting vision long-term plan. 4. Develop strategies to build organizational strength. 5. Manage branding.
Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports,
charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations. Recognizes or uses
correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or
messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical
material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. 1. Write memoranda using Army official writing style in
accordance with AR 25-50 . 2.Write a decision paper in accordance with Military Decision Making Process
(MDMP). 3. Quarterly reporting regulations and directives pertaining to educational activity report submissions
(e.g., AR-621-5 and ACOM supplements).
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and
feelings in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards
Behavesof different people in different situations.
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational
objectives and practices with public interests.
Type Course Description
F Infection Control: Tuberculosis (TB)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Training.
Provides information on TB and HIV patient management to ensure compliance with
OSHA health and safety requirements. (Source: Local Installation/SWANK/Professional
F Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Training. Explains
HIPAA, covered entities, covered information, and the employee's responsibility for
maintaining privacy and security of healthcare related information.
(Source: Local Installation/Swank)
F Health Care Ethics I (MD0066). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
professionals, the role of ethics in healthcare, legal doctrines that affect healthcare; tort
law, negligence, and patient consent.
F Health Care Ethics II (MD0067). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
professionals, patient refusal of treatment, medical records, and the scope of medical
F Basic Computer Courses (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
F Effective Briefings and Presentations. This course presents instruction in
communication principles as well as the basic principles of business presentations.
Covers how to plan presentations and provides guidance on choosing the best
methods, materials, and location/environment for each situation. Techniques include
presentations to inform, presentations to persuade, question and answer techniques,
and technical presentations. Students, while learning these techniques, will be provided
the opportunity to practice them and critique their own performance on video. (Provided by
F Listening and Memory Development. Through lectures, practical exercises and
discussions, the students learn to: use practical techniques for improving listening
skills, recognize and overcome barriers to effective listening, organize information
transmitted orally by applying the principles of effective listening, and remember names,
faces, facts, figures, and ideas more readily and accurately. Additional information is
available at: http:/./www.grad.usda.gov/ (Source: USDA)
F Effective Army Writing (IS1460). A study of the principles, procedures, and practice of
staff writing as well as introduction to a professional reading program.
Environmental Health Inspections Survey I: Introduction to environmental health
inspections; inspection procedures and public health aspects of troop housing, mobile
home parks, and barber and beauty shops.
Environmental Health Inspections Survey II: Environmental health inspections procedures
and the public health aspects of swimming pools, child care centers, ice houses, and
various public use facilities.
Immunizations Environmental Injuries: Immunization/disease reporting, ionization,
microwave and laser injuries; heat injuries; and cold injuries
Intro to Environmental Awareness: Presents Military Environmental Priniciples for NATO
and NATO led military activities during peacetime and crisis; covers the responsibility for
environmental protection principles and policies out in support of all NATO-led operations
during peacetime and crisis. (JOINT COURSE)
MD0066 Course Information
MD0067 Course Information
Courses in a variety of software applications to enable employee to
efficiently manipulate data. (Source: Local/Installation)
Effective Briefings and Presentations
Listening and Memory Development
Effective Army Writing Course
MD0164 Course Information
MD0166 Course Information
MD0587 Course Information
MN042 Course Information
Basic Life Support (BLS) - The level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening
illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by
trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons
who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided
without medical equipment. Required by all nurses. Provided locally or through commercial vendors.
AR 40-68, 4.5 Professional responsibility regarding licensure: "It is the professional and individual
responsibility of military and civilian health care professionals, and other health care personnel as may
be required, to obtain and maintain the license, certification, and/or registration required to practice in a
particular health care discipline. Deployment or other extended training does not exempt the military
member from this requirement. This responsibility includes payment of requisite fees and knowledge of
and compliance with all requirements for continuing education and other mandates of the licensing,
certification, and/or registration authority.
Basic Life Support