In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action and implementation of policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of environmental program data and issues and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced tasks
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in developing departmental, statewide or local environmental plans and programs;
Assists in research, collection and analysis of resources, data and educational materials;
Assists in review and analysis of proposed projects for consistency with policies, statutes and environmental impact;
Assists in coordinating data base maintenance and disseminating information;
Assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials;
Assists in formulating policy options;
Assists in providing technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public;
Assists in coordinating federal grant-in-aid programs and preparing related documentation;
Assists in developing enforcement actions and reports;
Assists in reviewing and developing recommendations on environmental permit requests;
Assists in developing and implementing environmental and leisure services education programs;
Assists in preparing environmental impact statements and recommendations for corrective actions and/or alternatives;
May assist in conducting site investigations;
May assist in preparing publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and economic development issues;
Prepares environmental permit applications;
May prepare enforcement actions;
May serve as department representative on regulatory and advisory boards and/or committees;
May serve as legislative liaison;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection;
principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection;
basic principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis;
environmental program planning principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
research and organizational skills;
understand and interpret legislation and technical data;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; or natural resources may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to biological, earth, physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; or natural resources may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General Experience.
Successful completion of an Environmental Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.
NOTE: Education may only be substituted for a total of five (5) years.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
The classification of Environmental Analyst 1 is assigned to Salary Group FS 19a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 20.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan FE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Analyst 1 (40 Hour) in Salary Group FE 19 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to modify the Minimum Qualifications – Substitutions Allowed section and modify content) Final No. 23-053