If you are interested in a career where your talents and interests can focus on environmental stewardship, there is now an easy place to find it. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) has published a new webpage: https://eec.ky.gov/Pages/careers.aspx.
Within this page, you can learn more about the agency and hear from current employees why they love their jobs. You will also discover the many benefits of working for EEC, easily find open positions and learn how to apply.
“The Energy and Environment Cabinet really does offer vast opportunities in those vital roles that support our land, air, water, natural resources, and our energy sustainability,” said cabinet secretary Rebecca Goodman. “These are the jobs of the future. These are the careers that are going to make key decisions and make a difference in slowing climate change and in the lives of our children.”
EEC offers a wide variety of career fields. We employ environmental scientists, mine inspectors, environmental engineers, geologists, biologist, foresters, conservationists, attorneys, botanists, chemists, and many more.
People who work in EEC preserve our forests, safeguard our drinking water, protect endangered species, monitor air quality, inspect mining operations, and promote reliable energy resources. They advise farmers, fly drones, test in our own lab, fight fires, preserve native species, wade streams, and go underground to keep miners safe.
We invite you to view the video testimonies of current EEC employees as they not only share details about their work, but also what motivates them daily and what they see as the benefits of being an EEC employee.
Biologist James Mullins said: “If work-life balance is important to you, you’ll love working for EEC. Being able to use time is something I will never take for granted, especially having a family.”
The site also introduces new internship opportunities for college students, and a simplified explanation of how to search and apply for current full-time jobs. It also details the many benefits available to state employees, including a wide range of healthcare options, retirement benefits, flexible work schedules, the ability to telecommute, as well as adoption, elder care, and maternity benefits.
“If you’re looking for a job that’s fun, challenging, and meaningful, I invite you to join us!” Goodman said.