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Job Qualifications

OPP employs more than 900 people in careers ranging from computer specialists to toxicologists. The list below describes the major career groups in OPP.

Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Chemist
  • Entomologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Geologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental Scientist

Economics and Statistics

  • Economist
  • Statistician

Policy, Program Management and Administration

  • Program Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Communications and Outreach Specialist
  • Legal or Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Specialist

Computer Science

  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Master
  • Computer Programmer Analyst

Job Requirements

If You Have the Following Education: You May Qualify for This Position:
Degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering with 30 semester hours in chemistry
Degree in biological sciences, agriculture, chemistry, or natural resource management
Degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics, including 24 semester hours in physical science or related engineering
Environmental Scientist
Degree in plant pathology or a related scientific discipline that included at least 20 semester hours in botany or plant science
Plant Pathologist
Degree in agronomy or a related discipline of science that included at least 30 semester hours in agronomic subjects
Degree in toxicology or appropriate discipline of the biological, medical or veterinary sciences
4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree and/or appropriate experience
Environmental Protection Specialist
4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree and/or appropriate experience
Management Analyst or
Program Analyst

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