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 non-compliance;
- 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;
- methods used to collect and process samples;
- techniques used to conduct environmental inspections;
- appropriate statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area;
- personal safety equipment;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- read and interpret statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area;
- recognize effects of various types of pollution;
- 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 General Experience.
- 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 difficult and dangerous conditions including chemicals and hazardous materials, heights and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
- The classification of Environmental Compliance Specialist 1 is assigned to Salary Group LS 15a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group LS 16.
- The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan IE 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 Compliance Specialist 1 (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group IE 15 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-173