Do you have the desire to make a difference on a dynamic team?
If so, we have the opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is hiring an Environmental Analyst 2 (35 hour) for their Industrial Wastewater NPDES Permitting Program in the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division (WPED). The WPED’s Industrial NPDES Permitting Program is in DEEP’s Bureau of Materials Management Compliance Assurance (MMCA).
- This hybrid position is full-time on first shift, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM (flexible).
- This position is based out of DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.
- This position will offer opportunities to work with a range of industrial sectors; work on projects involving emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); and work with an engaged team to improve business processes and data driven environmental decision making.
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:
Discover the opportunity to:
- NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
- Sick and personal leave.
- We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
- To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
- Engage in a rewarding career.
- Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
- Make a difference in the public sector.
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment, and providing cleaner and more affordable energy.
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Before you apply:
Important information for after you apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
Questions about this position should be directed to Nicholas Naples at Nicholas.Naples@ct.gov.
- This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- 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.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Wastewater generated from industrial activities can contain harmful pollutants. If left untreated, these pollutants can cause serious harm to human health and the environment when allowed to enter surface waters. The Industrial NPDES Permitting Program protects the State’s surface waters by implementing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) through permitting and providing regulatory oversite of industrial wastewater discharges. The Program is integral to DEEP’s mission of conserving, improving, and protecting CT’s natural resources and the environment.
The Program is seeking an Environmental Analyst 2 to join it’s permitting team.
The successful candidate will:
- Review applications seeking permit authorization to discharge industrial wastewater to surface waters;
- Develop permit conditions and limitations to protect surface waters;
- Model wastewater and surface water quality data to evaluate water quality impacts;
- Perform field work at industrial facilities to review wastewater management and monitoring practices;
- Evaluate industrial wastewater treatment facility operation, maintenance, and designs;
- Evaluate regulatory compliance of permitted industrial facilities and collaborate on DEEP’s response to non-compliance;
- Represent DEEP at public hearings, meetings and in court proceedings; and
- Perform other tasks as necessary to meet DEEP's regulatory and statutory responsibilities related to wastewater discharge compliance.
This position will offer opportunities to work with a range of industrial sectors; work on projects involving emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); and work with an engaged team to improve business processes and data driven environmental decision making.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Knowledge of
- principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection;
- principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis;
- local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection;
- environmental program planning principles and practices;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- in research and organization;
- Ability to
- understand and interpret legislation and technical data;
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience independently evaluating, interpreting, and modeling water quality data.
- Experience with environmental monitoring, sample collection, analysis, and quality assurance and quality control.
- Experience with municipal or industrial wastewater treatment engineering, design, operation, or maintenance.
- Experience independently interpreting, applying, or complying with State or Federal clean water regulations, or environmental regulations at an industrial facility.
- Experience independently managing two or more projects involving environmental permits, internal and external stakeholders, and shifting priorities to meet project deadlines.
- Experience with developing and implementing business process improvements to increase business productivity.
- Experience independently communicating, verbally and in writing, environmental results and findings to internal or external stakeholder groups, such as the general public, businesses, environmental professionals, or government officials.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- 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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.