In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field, developing recommendations on courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues, developing recommendations for courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in development of a departmental, statewide or local environment and/or emergency response plans and programs;
Researches, collects and analyzes resources, data and educational materials;
Reviews and analyzes proposed projects for consistency with policies and statutes and assesses environmental impact;
Conducts site investigations;
Prepares environmental impact statements and recommends corrective actions and alternatives;
Analyzes existing state policies, statutes, plans and regulatory programs and reviews pending legislation for environmental impact;
Coordinates database maintenance and disseminates information;
Assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials;
Assists in formulating policy options; provides technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public;
Coordinates federal grant-in-aid programs and prepares related paperwork;
Recommends enforcement actions and prepares reports;
Reviews and makes recommendations on environmental permit requests;
May prepare publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resources education and economic development issues;
May develop and implement environmental and leisure service education programs;
May testify at public hearings;
May prepare enforcement actions;
May serve as a legislative liaison;
May serve as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection;
principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis;
local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection;
environmental program planning principles and practices;
oral and written communication skills;
in research and organization;
understand and interpret legislation and technical data;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) 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 the 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 the 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 five (5) years of the General Experience.
NOTE: Education may only be substituted for a total of five (5) years.
For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Analyst 1 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 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 2 is assigned to Salary Group FS 22a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group FS 23.
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 2 (40 Hour) in Salary Group ES 22 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-163