Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division
|Date Opened||1/3/2019 12:30:00 PM|
|Salary||$52,192* - $67,118/year (*New State employees)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||1/11/2019 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to hire an Emergency Response Coordinator I in the Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division's Emergency Response Unit. Nearly every day, despite preventive measures, there are incidents that threaten the environment. The Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division is prepared to limit the risks and handle incidents ranging from a spill of a few gallons to a tanker full of petroleum liquids, from an abandoned or unknown drum of chemicals to anthrax or a chemical fire. Releases, even small ones, can endanger public health or the environment by making the water or air unsafe. Releases of hazardous materials can contaminate surface water, groundwater or soil, impact plants, fish and wildlife and their habitat or create unsafe exposure for the general public or emergency responders.
The Emergency Response Unit responds to reported releases of oil, petroleum and chemicals to the air, land and waterways. It requires a team of highly trained personnel to respond 24 hours a day seven days a week to environmental emergencies that result from releases and threats of release of chemicals, hazardous wastes, petroleum products and other hazardous material onto the ground or into surface waters of the state from roadway incidents, industrial processes, oil and chemical spills, failed tanks/pipes and abandoned drums as well as biological and chemical weapons.
This position is based in Hartford, CT, but does not typically require reporting to this location on a daily basis. Rather the position is field based and is assigned a geographical area to cover.
This position is 35 hours per week and requires the employee to be on-call and work evenings, weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.
Applicants must submit a resume within the "Resume" tab of their applications.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.
This position is competitive. Open to the public.
Applicants invited to interview may be requested to supply the following:
Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years;
Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information.
Knowledge and experience of methods and techniques used for containment and cleanup of petroleum and hazardous material releases.
Knowledge of State and Federal regulations and laws regarding the cleanup of spills to soil, groundwater and surface water.
Knowledge and experience in hazardous waste management, storage, treatment and disposal.
Experience in environmental emergency response operations relating to oil spills and releases of hazardous materials.
Knowledge of methods used to investigate soil and groundwater contamination.
Experience working in an organization that requires 24/7 operation.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to effectively communicate technical information in clear and common language terms with the regulated community, state and federal agencies, the media and the general public.
Ability to exercise critical thinking and make sound and timely decisions in high pressure situations.
Demonstrated experience managing multiple competing priorities and projects.
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.