The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH), is currently recruiting for an Environmental Analyst 1 to work within the Drinking Water Section (DWS). The DWS provides technical assistance, education and regulatory enforcement to approximately 2,500 public drinking water systems in Connecticut that provide public drinking water to approximately 2.9 million people on a daily basis. The DWS is entrusted to protect and promote healthy people in healthy Connecticut communities by assuring the use and distribution of high quality public drinking water for human consumption.
This Environmental Analyst 1 will be responsible for completing tasks as they relate to the DWS’ implementation of tasks outlined in the federal Lead Testing in School and Child Care Program Drinking Water Grant. Primary duties will include lead in drinking water communications, public outreach, technical and educational support duties; as well as developing and maintaining an active database to ensure sampling requirements are achieved and tracked in compliance with the guidance of the EPA’s 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water.
This Environmental Analyst 1 position is a permanent, full-time, 35 hours per week position.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide the last two (2) service ratings and non-state employees may be required to provide two (2) letters of reference.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Sue Ciccaglione at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 509-7183.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action and implementation of policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of environmental program data and issues and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in developing departmental, statewide or local environmental plans and programs; assists in research, collection and analysis of resources, data and educational materials; assists in review and analysis of proposed projects for consistency with policies, statutes and environmental impact; assists in coordinating data base maintenance and disseminating information; assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; assists in formulating policy options; assists in providing technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; assists in coordinating federal grant-in-aid programs and preparing related documentation; assists in developing enforcement actions and reports; assists in reviewing and developing recommendations on environmental permit requests; prepares environmental permit applications; assists in developing and implementing environmental and leisure services education programs; assists in preparing environmental impact statements and recommendations for corrective actions and/or alternatives; may assist in conducting site investigations; may assist in preparing publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and economic development issues; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as department representative on regulatory and advisory boards and/or committees; may serve as legislative liaison; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; knowledge of basic principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; knowledge of local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection; knowledge of basic statistics; some knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. A Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to biological, earth, 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.
3. For State Employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Intern or Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General Experience.
- At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, hydrological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental engineering; environmental law; environmental or natural sciences; land use; or natural resources;
- Experience utilizing strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience conducting public outreach and/ or establishing partnerships;
- Work or academic experience in lead in drinking water, drinking water sampling, drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution systems, and/ or drinking water quality;
- Experience with database creation and maintenance;
- Experience effectively coordinating and working cooperatively with stakeholders, and contributing in a team environment.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. 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.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Department of Public Health aims to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and advancement, fostering an environment committed to supporting individuals in all protected classes. If you require an aid/accommodation to participate fully and fairly, please contact the Human Resources Office at (860) 509-7177.