Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an environmental analyst.

An Environmental Analyst has the primary responsibility for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data of water, soil, geology, air pollution in a bid to find solutions to the environmental problems. He/she is involved in collecting, studying, and analyzing data that helps in proposing policies and actions aimed at creating interactions with the environment that are less harmful and cleaner.

Other key responsibilities include determining proper use of land, monitoring biological and chemical levels in the environment as well as regulating and creating policy changes when working for the state. For the private companies, they ensure there is compliance in environmental regulatory and also assess the environmental impact of company practices.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Properly evaluate my options by looking into all possible outcomes.

Show more assertiveness and decisiveness when dealing with problems and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

To perform research well enough before undertaking any troubleshooting task.

Maintain level-headedness and resilience when assessing a problem and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Acknowledge the value of going through the strategic planning process and support implementation of the already completed strategic plan

Include as many people as possible and as many perspectives as can possibly be accommodated in the physical space

[employee comments goal]

Work through conflicts to ensure a productive resolution that is not favoring any side is reached

Recognize individual needs and skills when delegating tasks to the workers

[employee comments goal]

Actively seek to build and enhance a solid working relationship among the workforce and staff

Utilize the communication techniques provided for the various situations that come up

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Remain committed to the company's regulations without any compromise or prejudice

[employee comments goal]

Look for better ways that will increase one's chances of success, rather than stubbornly persist in the face of evidence that one's plan is not working

Break longer tasks into smaller, more manageable ones in order to not get overwhelmed at the thought of a long task

[employee comments goal]

Take the time to reflect on every new experience and think about what went right and what didn't

Define goals and set a clear plan that will help one to accomplish them successfully

[employee comments goal]

Take breaks between tasks in order to allow own mind to refresh and give oneself a productivity boost

Have a notebook or journal to jot down all the important reminders during phone conversations in order to have a record of all the calls in one place

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to obtain further training focused on the importance of equity and fairness

Consider fairness and equality when implementing new activities and programs

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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