The DENR-Environmental Management Bureau โ€“ Region I (EMB-I) Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) headed by EMB-I Regional Director, Engr. Maria Dorica Naz-Hipe, administered the written examination, Ethics-Oriented Personality Test (EOPT) and panel interview for applicants for the positions of Engineer III and Senior Environmental Management Specialist on August 20, 2020 at the DENR-I Conference Room, Government Center, Sevilla, City of San Fernando, La Union.

Nine aspirants for the Engineer III position and eight applicants for Senior Senior Environmental Management Specialist took the written exam and online EOPT. RD Hipe and the EMB-I HRMPSB also conducted a panel interview with 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, Supervising Administrative Officer Nelia Cristeta Tayag, Engr III Bernadeth Agusto (representing the Gender and Development Focal Point System), Administrative Officer V Roderick Valdez, Environmental Management Specialist II Benedict Manapat (representing the EMB Employees Union) and Administrative Assistant II Nerissa Ortiz.

Minimum health standards were implemented during the conduct of the examination and interview such as use of face mask, physical distancing and frequent hand disinfection to prevent the spread of COVID-19.