PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for assisting in the performance of tasks in the inspection, monitoring, data collection and evaluation of various types of residential, industrial, commercial, institutional or municipal operations and/or facilities.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade in the performance of routine tasks; receives closer supervision when performing more advanced duties.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
With supervision assists or may conduct inspections to ensure compliance with or sanctioning under federal and state environmental laws and regulations and, when applicable, environmental permits; participates in witnessing technical on site testing and prepares reports on testing; collects data and samples; assists in inspections of specific facilities, operations and equipment to identify or evaluate malfunctions or noncompliance; participates in enforcement activities to obtain compliance with permits and regulations; assists in preparation of inspection reports; assists in preparation of enforcement documents; participates in hearing preparation; may recommend and/or draft Notices of Violation; may review and evaluate compliance reports for compliance with applicable state and/or federal regulations; may respond to complaints by the public; may provide recommendations for corrective action; may respond to incidents involving assigned area; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of proper principles and practices of environmental protection relevant to assigned area; knowledge of methods used to collect and process samples; some knowledge of techniques used to conduct environmental inspections; some knowledge of appropriate statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area; some knowledge of personal safety equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area; ability to recognize effects of various types of pollution; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience in environmental compliance programs relevant to assigned area including inspections and/or enforcement activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
An Associate's Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in natural, chemical, biological or environmental sciences or engineering technology may be substituted for the entire General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. 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 difficult and dangerous conditions including chemicals and hazardous materials, heights and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
1. The classification of Environmental Compliance Specialist 1 is assigned to Salary Group ES 15a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 16.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Compliance Specialist 1 in Salary Group ES 15 approved effective November 2, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)