PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for supervising emergency response personnel engaged in controlling hazardous spills, discharges, and releases.
Receives general direction from a Division Director or other employee of higher grade within the Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division.
Supervises a team of Environmental Protection Emergency Response Coordinators, field inspectors, contractors, other response personnel in the field, and clerical or technical employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff engaged in hazardous materials spills and releases mitigation containment and clean-up;
- Provides staff training and assistance;
- Conducts performance evaluations;
- Determines priorities and plans unit work;
- Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
- Develops or makes recommendations for policies and standards;
- Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Oversees the development and application of safe clean-up and containment procedures;
- Develops and implements hazardous spills management training programs for Department and local and private organizations;
- Coordinates on scene spill clean-up efforts with Federal, State and municipal agencies;
- Supervises activities of contractors on scene;
- Monitors threat to public health and safety;
- Acts as site safety officer;
- Responds to questions of general public and media;
- Prepares detailed reports;
- Testifies at hearings;
- In the field, assumes primary responsibility for all on-site activities;
- Authorizes expenditures;
- Assigns clean-up contracts;
- Monitors field operations and coordinates activities of all on-site Departmental employees of lesser rank;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- relevant agency policies and procedures;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations regarding storage and transportation of hazardous materials;
- methods and techniques used for the mitigation, containment and clean-up of hazardous material spills;
- chemicals and other hazardous materials;
- methods and procedures for the control of water, soil, and air pollution;
- industrial safety practices and procedures;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communications skills;
- Ability to
- prepare detailed reports;
- use and interpret technical, chemical, and safety manuals;
- interpret blueprints and schematics and related engineering plans;
- utilize computer software;
- Supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in hazardous materials management or responding to chemical spill emergencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in biological science, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, physical sciences, public health, or engineering 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.
- 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 must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents must be able to work under difficult and dangerous conditions including wearing cumbersome protective equipment and handling materials of unknown toxicity.
- The classification of Environmental Protection Supervising Emergency Response Coordinator is assigned to Salary Group LS 26a.
- Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group LS 27.
- 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 Protection Supervising Emergency Response Coordinator in Salary Group IE 26 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-199