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Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination, including those affecting health.

Environmental science and protection technicians typically inspect establishments, including public places and businesses, to...

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Type: Knowledge
Skill Category Skill description Jobs that require these skills
Regulatory Agencies Biotechnology

Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory agencies governing the manufacture and distribution of biotechnology-derived products

Hazardous materials Safety

Understand how to find MSDS information and instructions for handling and disposing of hazardous materials

Environmental Health and Safety Safety

Understand and comply with environmental health and safety rules to prevent injuries, protect the environment, and prevent pollution.

Type: Technical
Skill Category Skill description Jobs that require these skills
Environmental Monitoring Safety

Know how to evaluate the quality of air, surfaces, and personnel through testing and sample analysis

Safety Compliance Safety

Carry out laboratory work and field work without endangering yourself or others.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety

Demonstrate proper gowning technique and use of personal protective equipment.

Data entry Computer

Enter data promptly and accurately

Analyze Data Data analysis

Use a data set to understand and draw conclusions about a sample.  The analysis may include graphing, statistics, and presenting work in tables.

Computer skills Computer

Use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Word or another writing program would be used to prepare technical documents and write reports. Excel is used to create spreadsheets, tables, and graphs, and for data analysis. PowerPoint is used to present results.

Database skills, inventory tracking, and the ability to use a Laboratory Information Management system are also common requirements.

Laboratory techniques Laboratory Operations

Be able to perform a variety of laboratory techniques such as material preparation, gel electrophoresis, protein purification, and culturing microorganisms.

Sample preparation Laboratory Operations

Be able to follow standard operating procedures for preparing samples.

Math Math

Perform mathematical calculations, including addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, ratios, and percentages. Must be able to use proportions, understand orders of magnitude, convert units, and use dimensional analysis.

Type: Professional
Skill Category Skill description Jobs that require these skills
Oral communication Communication

Able to convey information accurately orally

Team work Communication

Work effectively with team members to coordinate tasks and meet objectives

Public speaking Workplace behavior

Able to present work and results in public and make points clearly.

Observation Workplace behavior

Pay attention to detail and notice changes in materials.

Time management Workplace behavior

Accurately estimate the amount of time needed to perform one or more tasks and organize time effectively.