Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Environmental Analyst 1

Recruitment #190107-0196ES-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. 

Within the Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), our mission is to work together for the restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut’s water and land resources for current and future generations.

With this goal in mind, WPLR is currently looking for an Environmental Intern (target class: Environmental Analyst 1) to work in the Remediation Division, at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historical Bushnell Park. 

This position will receive one year of on-the-job training for professional work in the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites. This position will be primarily responsible for assisting in fulfilling the critical mission of restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut’s water and land resources and protection of public health and safety through: compliance and enforcement of state and federal regulatory programs; protection and conservation of water resources by reducing risks from historical contamination through site remediation and potable water programs.

This position is fulltime, 35 hours/week, Monday-Friday. 

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission. 

Questions about the required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, (860)424-3006.


Selection Plan

This position is non-competitive. Open to the public.

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include:  cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.


In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.


Examples of duties may include:  assisting with the technical review and/or oversight of the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites; assisting with the coordination with current and prospective owners/developers on processing specific sites; assisting with the evaluation of work conducted at contaminated sites to ensure compliance with applicable environmental statute, regulations and guidance; assisting with the investigation, collection of data and assessment of site conditions including research, collection and analysis of data related to soil, groundwater and surface water conditions and contamination; assisting with the preparation of environmental assessment reports, work plans, enforcement documents, orders, and correspondence; assisting with communicating with the regulated community, local, state and federal officials, consultants, attorneys and the general public; assisting in coordinating data base maintenance, and disseminating and managing information; assisting in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; assisting in providing technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; assisting in research and analysis of information related to real property and financial documents; assisting in preparing publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and economic development issues; and assisting by participating in public meetings and providing testimony at public hearings and court proceedings.


Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.


A Bachelor's or 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; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources.


• Interdisciplinary academic training or experience in environmental  or natural science, biological, earth or physical science, water resource management, hydrology, hydrogeology, natural resources, planning or related field;

• Experience and/or familiarity with the principles and practices of environmental regulations specific to site remediation;   Experience and/or familiarity with ecological risk assessment and groundwater modeling;

• Familiarity with reading, interpreting and using maps and relational databases, aerial photos, topographic and other resource maps, and identifying or delineating natural resources; technical charts, graphs, data tables, drawings and plans, and environmental assessment and evaluation techniques;

• Some experience using computer software including MS Excel, MS Access, ArcView, ArcInfo or software programs and application for natural resource modeling, statistical analysis, GIS and database management;

• Ability to coordinate effectively with other agencies and units, and work in a team environment;

• Ability to understand and interpret technical data; and

• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication and critical analysis skills.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.