PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Connecticut Siting Council this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the analysis of economic and environmental issues associated with determining need for and impact of the construction, operation and modification of electric power, telecommunications and hazardous waste facilities.
Works under the general supervision of the Executive Director or other employee of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Analyzes costs and public need for or environmental impact of construction, operation and modification of telecommunications, hazardous waste and electric power facilities proposed in applications and petitions to Council; develops legal record by drafting pre-hearing interrogatories and cross examining witnesses in contested cases and public hearings; analyzes and synthesizes possible economic or environmental impacts of proposed facility siting; investigates and suggests more environmentally desirable sites for proposed facilities; drafts findings of fact, opinions and orders for Council consideration; reviews and analyzes demands projections and methodology of utilities annual forecast of loads and resources; recommends and drafts Requests for Proposals for consulting requirements; drafts regulations pursuant to legal responsibilities of Council; assesses, interprets and abstracts a wide range of technical material and data; maintains technical coordination with other state and federal agencies; reports on and represents Council at technical conferences; may guide and coordinate work by consultants retained by Council; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of methods and techniques of environmental and policy analysis including geographic information systems and application software; knowledge of environmental and health impact assessment; knowledge of hazardous waste management systems; knowledge of natural resource management, earth sciences and land use planning; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to understand and interpret state and federal regulations and policies relative to energy, telecommunications and hazardous waste facility siting; ability to understand and interpret technical reports, data and material; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in environmental analysis, natural resource management, land use planning or land use regulation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in biology, earth science, engineering, natural resources management or physical science 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.
2. A Master's degree in one of the above areas may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Siting Analyst 1 (Economic) (Environmental) in Salary Group ES 22 approved effective June 10, 1996. (2013 SCOPE Review)