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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 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.
The Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) is responsible for the proper and sustainable management of recyclable materials, solid waste, pesticides, chemicals and other materials that are critical to the protection of the environment, public health and safety.
The MMCA Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division/Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program has a current opportunity for an Environmental Analyst 2 located in Hartford.
This is a full-time, 35 hours-per-week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm (flexible).
During the training period, the candidate’s skills will be developed to perform the following duties related to development, modernization and implementation of the state’s beverage container deposit law, a.k.a. the Bottle Bill (Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 22a-243-246):
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
- Work with beverage companies and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with labeling, products, and redemption requirements, and annually review and approve bottle bill exemption applications;
- Respond to complaints and investigate retailers and privately-owned redemption centers to ensure compliance with environmental and public health standards;
- Ensure that distributors collect containers from redemption centers and pay redemption centers for containers and that payments are issued on an agreed-upon schedule;
- Register new privately-owned redemption centers;
- Assist with coordination and administration of grant programs;
- Analyze data to help support policy decisions, innovation and/or modernization of the bottle bill program;
- Develop and provide additional technical assistance, outreach, and education (to the general public, businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders) to improve awareness and compliance with requirements of the law, and for modernization;
- May serve as a DEEP representative or subject matter expert at public meetings, hearings conferences, conference calls, webinars and other similar proceedings; and
- Perform other related duties as required.
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All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
Note: 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: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to provide their resume at the time of interview.
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The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field, developing recommendations on courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues, developing recommendations for courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in development of a departmental, statewide or local environment and/or emergency response plans and programs; researches, collects and analyzes resources, data and educational materials; reviews and analyzes proposed projects for consistency with policies and statutes and assesses environmental impact; conducts site investigations; prepares environmental impact statements and recommends corrective actions and alternatives; analyzes existing state policies, statutes, plans and regulatory programs and reviews pending legislation for environmental impact; coordinates database maintenance and disseminates information; assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; assists in formulating policy options; provides technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; coordinates federal grant-in-aid programs and prepares related paperwork; recommends enforcement actions and prepares reports; reviews and makes recommendations on environmental permit requests; may prepare publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resources education and economic development issues; may develop and implement environmental and leisure service education programs; may testify at public hearings; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as a legislative liaison; may serve as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; knowledge of 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 environmental program planning principles and practices; knowledge of statistics; 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
Six (6) 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 the 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; or 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 the 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; or 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 a Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience in program development and grant management
- Experience working with diverse, underserved and overburdened communities, including but not limited to persons with disabilities, and ethnic and racially diverse populations and groups
- Experience working independently, including field work with ability to maintain a valid driver’s license
- Experience with modern software, including social media, webinar platforms & website maintenance
- Experience planning, scheduling, prioritizing, and review workload status to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables for multiple activities/projects
- Experience applying pertinent state laws, statutes, and regulations pertaining to recycling, sustainability and solid waste management (particularly CT’s beverage container deposit program)
- Experience problem solving and conflict resolution in a professional setting
- Experience in sustainable materials management
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 State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.