SOS-150 Self Assessment and Career Exploration
The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options
, 8th ed., by Diane Sukiennik, William Bendat, and
Lisa Raufman (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007).
Building Professionals: Creating a Successful Portfolio
, by Dianne J. Orton et al. (Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003).
Written Assignment 3
Select three occupations
that you are currently considering.
Complete exercise 7.6
on page 175 of
Career Fitness Program,
using at least four sources covered in chapter 7
. Note the resources used.
Three most desired occupations;
Title Environmental Planner
One of many examples of an Environmental planner’s job description; “The North Front Range MPO is the
Lead Planning Agency designated by the Governor in the state of Colorado to carry out air quality planning
as it pertains to transportation. The Environmental Planner performs a broad spectrum of duties related to
the coordination of air planning activities in the region. Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences or
engineering, urban and regional planning (with emphasis on environmental regulations), geography,
chemistry or related field from an accredited college or university and three to five years related
experience. Masters degree with one to three years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Salary Range: $4,667 - $5,750 /mo plus benefits. Job description and required
application forms are available at www.nfrmpo.org
and at 419 Canyon Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80521.
Applications must be postmarked or returned to MPO office by February 5, 2010. Drug test & MVR
required. EOE” Information provided by www.Environmentalchemist.com
Salary $62,000 – 102,000
Hours 40 – 50 per week
Benefits comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, optical, and optional 401k
Outlook growing industry
Educational requirements – minimum training necessary BS or BA
College? What types of programs BA or BS in Environmental Studies / Engineering, Biological Sciences,
Anthropology / Archaeology, Geology, or related field.
Schools or colleges offering the training Thomas Edison State college, Phoenix University, University of
Michigan, Western University of Michigan.
Personal requirements strong time management and organizational skills and be capable of working with
minimal supervision on multiple, simultaneous tasks. Excellent writing, editorial, and communication
skills are essential. A working knowledge of environmental issues and regulations (e.g., NEPA, CEQA,
NHPA, ESA, etc.) is required.
Physical demands Some field studies.
Work description (attach DOT description)