Environmental Science

Description:

Environmental Science is the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.

 
Personality Suited:
  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Observant
  • Strong love for nature

 

Job Responsibilities:

Forester

Responsible for managing a forest area as an economically viable enterprise or social community area with due regard for the protection of the forest environment.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advise clients on good forestry practice and providing a contract service to woodland owners, especially those interested in acquiring land for forestation.
  • Advise woodland owners on planting design and species choice, budgeting, public access, ecological surveys, and forest certification.
  • Ensure that the presence of forests does not affect the surrounding environment and wildlife by damaging wildlife habitats, water supplies or soil.
  • Keep up to date with legal changes and other developments.
  • Organise the growing, harvesting, marketing and sale of timber.
  • Plan and implement annual work programmes and ensuring the effective use of resources to meet the current objectives of the forest area.
  • Plan and control budgets and preparing costing and financial forecasts.
  • Protect forests from illegal felling, pests and diseases.
  • Supervise forest workers and contractors in the field, which may include negotiation with subcontracting companies.
 

Water Pollution Control Inspector

Responsible for inspecting sites where discharges enter state waters and investigating complaints concerning water pollution problems.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advise property owners, facility managers, and equipment operators concerning pollution control regulations.
  • Compile information for pollution control discharge permits.
  • Inform owner when unacceptable or questionable conditions are present and recommends corrective action.
  • Inspect wastewater treatment facilities at sites, for example mobile home parks, sewage treatment plants, and other sources of pollution.
  • Inspect lagoons and area where effluent enters state waters for such features as obvious discoloration of water, sludge, algae, rodents, and other conditions.
  • Investigate complaints concerning water pollution problems.
  • Prepare technical reports of investigations.
Working Environment:

 

  • May be hazardous depends on area of research.
  • May need to work in forest or jungles.
  • More on Outdoors.
  • Mostly on industrial areas.
  • Some work in laboratories.
Employment Opportunities:
  •  
  • Agricultural Research Institutes
  • City planner
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Environment scientists
  • Factory Pollution Controller
  • Forester
  • Landscape developer
  • Nature Conservation and the National Parks Board
  • Regional Development and Environmental Education
Sample of Subjects:
  • Earth Dynamics, Materials and the Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Technology
  • Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Climates
  • Management of Earth's Natural Resources
  • Marine Depositional Environments
  • Molecular and Microbial Science
  • Nature Systems and Wildlife
  • Principles of Environmental Science
  • Sociology
  • The Planet Earth
  • Statistical Methods
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban and Rural Pollution
Description:

Environmental Science is the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.

Environmental science is interdisciplinary; it embraces a wide variety of topics from different areas of study. Yet there are several major unifying constructs, or themes, that cut across the many topics included in the study of environmental science.

 
Personality Suited:
  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Observant
  • Strong love for nature

 

Job Responsibilities:

Forester

Responsible for managing a forest area as an economically viable enterprise or social community area with due regard for the protection of the forest environment.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advise clients on good forestry practice and providing a contract service to woodland owners, especially those interested in acquiring land for forestation.
  • Advise woodland owners on planting design and species choice, budgeting, public access, ecological surveys, and forest certification.
  • Ensure that the presence of forests does not affect the surrounding environment and wildlife by damaging wildlife habitats, water supplies or soil.
  • Keep up to date with legal changes and other developments.
  • Organise the growing, harvesting, marketing and sale of timber.
  • Plan and implement annual work programmes and ensuring the effective use of resources to meet the current objectives of the forest area.
  • Plan and control budgets and preparing costing and financial forecasts.
  • Protect forests from illegal felling, pests and diseases.
  • Supervise forest workers and contractors in the field, which may include negotiation with subcontracting companies.
 

Water Pollution Control Inspector

Responsible for inspecting sites where discharges enter state waters and investigating complaints concerning water pollution problems.

 

Main Tasks

  • Advise property owners, facility managers, and equipment operators concerning pollution control regulations.
  • Compile information for pollution control discharge permits.
  • Inform owner when unacceptable or questionable conditions are present and recommends corrective action.
  • Inspect wastewater treatment facilities at sites, for example mobile home parks, sewage treatment plants, and other sources of pollution.
  • Inspect lagoons and area where effluent enters state waters for such features as obvious discoloration of water, sludge, algae, rodents, and other conditions.
  • Investigate complaints concerning water pollution problems.
  • Prepare technical reports of investigations.
Working Environment:

 

  • May be hazardous depends on area of research.
  • May need to work in forest or jungles.
  • More on Outdoors.
  • Mostly on industrial areas.
  • Some work in laboratories.
Employment Opportunities:
  •  
  • Agricultural Research Institutes
  • City planner
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Environment scientists
  • Factory Pollution Controller
  • Forester
  • Landscape developer
  • Nature Conservation and the National Parks Board
  • Regional Development and Environmental Education
Sample of Subjects:
  • Earth Dynamics, Materials and the Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Environmental Technology
  • Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Climates
  • Management of Earth's Natural Resources
  • Marine Depositional Environments
  • Molecular and Microbial Science
  • Nature Systems and Wildlife
  • Principles of Environmental Science
  • Sociology
  • The Planet Earth
  • Statistical Methods
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban and Rural Pollution