PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in responding to hazardous materials spills, discharges, and release emergencies, coordinating on scene clean-up activities, and developing and implementing corrective action. Acts as liaison and advises local and company hazardous materials cooperatives.
Works under the general supervision of an Environmental Protection Supervising Emergency Response Coordinator or other employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise lower level employees as assigned, and directly supervise response personnel in the field.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Supervises response teams responding to hazardous materials spills, discharges, and releases;
- Investigates spills and advises local authorities as to appropriate courses of action and precautions to be used in handling the materials;
- Recommends and ensures implementation of clean-up procedures;
- Contacts monitors and may supervise clean-up contractors;
- Conducts investigations to determine cause of accidents and spills;
- Establishes monetary responsibility for spillage clean-up;
- Prepares reports, manuals, and other publications pertinent to hazardous materials spills containment and clean-up;
- Authorizes clean-up expenditures using state and federal clean-up funds during an emergency;
- Photographs incident site;
- Prepares detailed reports;
- Testifies at hearings;
- Ensures effectiveness of equipment;
- Checks for obsolescences and replaces and repairs equipment as required;
- Controls inventory of equipment carried by team members;
- Acts as liaison and advises local and company hazardous materials cooperatives;
- May construct specialized equipment;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of methods and techniques used for containment and clean-up of hazardous materials spillage;
- Knowledge of
- chemicals and other hazardous materials;
- methods and procedures for water, soil, and air pollution control;
- industrial safety practices and procedures;
- state and federal laws and regulations regarding storage and transportation of hazardous materials;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- prepare detailed reports;
- use and interpret data in technical, safety, and chemical manuals;
- interpret blueprints and schematics and related engineering plans;
- utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) 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.
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 Emergency Response Coordinator 2 (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group LT 23 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-223