In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field, developing recommended actions and programs and implementing policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues, developing recommended actions and programs and implementing policy and program decisions.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
WORKING LEAD LEVEL:
Incumbents in this class report to a supervisory level class and are assigned full time lead responsibilities in a unit with a minimum of two other professional employees while performing unit work activities.
The final/"sign-off" authority for supervisory type duties performed by a working lead is vested in the supervisory level to which the lead employee reports.
ADVANCED WORKING LEVEL:
Incumbents in this class independently perform professional project and/or program management tasks above the full working level with limited review from supervising staff.
The incumbent is responsible for overseeing and coordinating an entire project or program with statewide or regional impact where program or project size and complexity warrants.
The nature of the work assigned is critical and sensitive, requiring direct contact with state, federal, municipal and/or industrial officials, boards and consultants.
Decisions are based on many variables and directly impact the outcome of the program or project.
Receives general direction from a Supervising Environmental Analyst or other employee of higher grade.
Leads environmental professionals and other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
As assigned by the supervisor, distributes, prioritizes, assigns and reviews unit work;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
Acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staff and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Provides technical assistance in identifying state resources, planning and implementing natural resource education programs and formulating environmental policies and management practices;
Designs elements to be included in plans;
Develops programs and regulations to implement environmental policy;
Serves as program coordinator;
Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation or projects for consistency with policies, plans and statutes;
Designs and conducts site investigations;
Prepares environmental impact statements and recommends corrective actions and alternatives;
Coordinates permit, monitoring and enforcement activities;
Reviews and coordinates grants programs;
Reviews and makes recommendations regarding permit and registration requests;
Serves as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees;
Prepares informational and educational materials, grant applications, legal documents, budget information and review and enforcement reports;
Oversees development and preparation of publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and other issues;
Serves as agency program coordinator;
Monitors and testifies at public hearings;
Serves as a legislative liaison;
Makes recommendations on policies or standards;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Leads lower level staff on assigned projects;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection;
principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis;
environmental program planning principles and practices;
local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection;
oral and written communication skills;
Skills in research and organization;
understand and interpret legislation and technical data;
utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) 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 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; 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 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; 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 2 or two (2) years 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 3 is assigned to Salary Group ES 25a.
Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 26.
The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE 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 3 (35 Hour) in Salary Group ES 25 approved effective December 27, 2013. (Revised to modernize format and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-163