The DENR-Environmental Management Bureau – Region I Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) headed by Regional Director, Engr. Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe, administered the written examination and panel interview for applicants for the vacant positions: Chief Administrative Officer, Senior Environmental Management Specialist (EMS), and Engineer II on March 23, 2021 at the DENR-I Social Hall, Government Center, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union.

One aspirant for Chief Administrative Officer, one for Senior EMS, and fourteen (14) for Engineer II took the written exam. Regional Director Hipe and the EMB-I HRMPSB also conducted a panel interview of the applicants.

Members of the EMB-I HRMPSB present during the panel interview are Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division Chief, Engr. Antonio Estrada, Clearance and Permitting Division Chief, Engr. Nicanor Esteban, Finance and Administrative Division OIC-Chief, Engr. Remedios Jimenez, Administrative Officer V Roderick Valdez, Engineer III Maria Theresa Flores (representing the Gender and Development Focal Point System), EMS II Benedict Manapat and Information Officer II Divine Joy Picar (representing the EMB Employees Union).

Minimum public health standards were strictly observed during the conduct of the examination and interview such as use of face mask, physical distancing, provision of 70% rubbing alcohol, and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.