Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Recruitment #200622-0196ES-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg), Farmland Preservation Unit of the Bureau of Agricultural Development and Resource Preservation has one (1) available opening for a full time Environmental Intern with a target class of Environmental Analyst 1.  After the successful completion of a one (1) year training program, the incumbent would be promoted to the target class of Environmental Analyst 1. This position works on all phases of the purchase of development rights (“PDR”) to farmland, also known as agricultural conservation easements, and will coordinate with and provide outreach to municipalities, non-profit land trusts, and other organizations involved in farmland conservation, farmland access, and long-term land stewardship. The position will also assist with the Connecticut Farmlink and Farmland Restoration Program.

Position Requirements:

  1. Incumbents in this class will be required to perform work outdoors, often in inclement weather.
  2. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
  3. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

This is a 35 hour per week position, Monday through Friday, work hours may vary with field activity and location.  This position is located at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, although the position will require frequent days spent outdoors conducting fieldwork.  Tele-working is also allowable with preapproval. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at heidi.gray@ct.gov .

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

Coordinate with Property Agents, Environmental Analysts, Soil Scientists, and partnering organizations on administering the Farmland Preservation, Community Farms Preservation, Farmland Restoration, and Connecticut Farmlink programs; conduct frequent field visits to PDR farm easement properties and state-owned farmland properties; conduct soil testing and analysis; prepare GIS-based configuration maps, collect data, and conduct research related to farmland acquisition and stewardship; review Conservation Plans, Forest Management Plans, and Baseline Documentation Reports, prepare Agricultural Lands Easement (“ALE”) related documents for USDA-NRCS approvals; directly engage farmers, farm businesses, and landowners; maintain records and prepare reports; and other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience interacting with farm businesses or organizations involved in land conservation

• Experience manipulating GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps

• Experience preparing technical reports or giving professional presentations 

• Experience in government

• Experience in environmental science or natural resources

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.