Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Intern (35 Hour)

Target Class - Environmental Analyst 1

Recruitment #180711-0196ES-001

Introduction

At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.  The mission of the Bureau of Natural Resources is to conserve and enhance Connecticut’s fish, wildlife and forest resources and to enhance opportunities for public use and appreciation. The Bureau of Natural Resources is made up of three Divisions (Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife) and a central office.  

The Wildlife Division, has a current opportunity for an Environmental Intern, target class, Environmental Analyst 1, within the Technical Assistance and Conservation Compliance Unit based in Hartford, CT.

Hours per week: 35

Shift: First shift, but hours may vary according to field sampling or out of office state meeting needs. May be required to attend evening meetings.

Applicants must upload a cover letter with their applications.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

(Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  Teresa Munson, Teresa.munson@ct.gov,      (860) 424-3187.

 

Selection Plan

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

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have 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. 

Must possess a valid driver’s license.  May be required to travel.

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

Assist staff of higher grades in the Wildlife Division in the performance of the following tasks: 

1. Classify and describe plant communities and evaluating environmental factors that influence their development;

2. Assess the status and distribution of the State’s flora;

3. Conduct special projects on individual plant species and on plant communities of Connecticut;

4. Manage data on state and federally listed plant species and sensitive ecological communities;

5. Complete environmental reviews for listed plant species;

6. Conduct studies of endangered plants and provide assistance to conservation organizations and federal agencies;

7. Write grants and requests for federal funding;

8. Implement the Department’s invasive species policy;

9. Work with municipal, federal, and other state agency officials;

10. Provide technical assistance to the public and the regulated community on plant ecology and sensitive ecological communities;

11. Represent the Department at public hearings, meetings, and in court proceedings. 

Duties may also include other tasks as necessary to meet the statutory responsibilities of the Department related to plant ecology and natural community conservation.  

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

The preferred candidate will have relevant course work in the following areas: botany; plant ecology and related quantitative methods; terrestrial or systems ecology; plant identification and taxonomy (especially of the Northeast); GIS; soil science; geology; field ecology; conservation biology. 

Knowledge of state and federal plant conservation laws and regulations; zoology, wildlife, or invertebrate biology a plus.

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Excellent interpersonal skills, good organizational skills, ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks;

Good problem solving and critical analysis skills;

Education, experience and training in the area of plant ecology and taxonomy.    

Knowledge of and experience with basic principles, practices and techniques of terrestrial ecology, plant classification and taxonomy, sampling, data collection and preparation of operational reports.   

Experience in computer operation, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, GIS, and ESRI ArcGIS 10.

Experience in ecological community assessment and sampling methodologies, invasive species control and related habitat management equipment and techniques.    

Experience in preparation of basic reports, correspondence, data entry and quantitative methods relating to plant ecology.              

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.



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