Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Bureau of Outdoor Recreation

Recruitment #191017-3407EE-001

Introduction

 

Connecticut’s system of state parks and forests, state boat launches, and waterways, provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation for residents and visitors alike. These range from camping and fishing to hiking, boating, and picnicking.  

The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources lead the agency’s outdoor recreation efforts by acquiring and managing lands with an eye toward providing public use that is compatible with long term protection of natural resources.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an Environmental Analyst 2 (EA2) to work with the State Parks Division of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. This EA2 will perform a broad range of processing of contracts, licenses and permitting various special uses of the State Park System in addition to facilitating the collection, analysis, and distribution of division analytics and metrics.

This 35 hour per week full-time position will be based at 79 Elm Street in Hartford, CT.

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

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Jennifer Tokarczyk, Jennifer.Tokarczyk@ct.gov, 860-424-3970. 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

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.

This specific position:

Serves as the Division’s Special Use Coordinator, assessing intake requests from the general public for use of State Park or Forest properties that may require a Special Use License (may include: marathons, bike events, fund raisers, and specialized usage of the park system.)

Ensures licenses are routed appropriately in a timely and efficient manner, supporting documentation is in order, investigates discrepancies, and formatted consistent with policy.

Collects statistical information and data on program performance measures, visitor attendance data, and other metrics.

Utilizes various software and applications to conduct work, including but not limited to ArcGIS, SIMS finance reporting, Active Network, Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Publisher.

Conducts surveys with assistance from other DEEP staff as well as volunteers and contracted service providers.

Reviews findings with management and prepares reports of study conclusions and recommendations.

Coordinates database maintenance and disseminates information.

Works with DEEP staff to update and file reports for the National Association of State Park Directors Annual Information Exchange (AIX).

Manages the Division’s concession agreements for food, retail, and vending related services within the park system.

Assists with soliciting, review, selection, and management of contracts.

Prepares and reviews contract provisions and monitors contract compliance and performance requirements.

Prepares publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resources education and economic development issues.

Compiles materials and assists in the preparation of reports, manuals, publications and miscellaneous public information literature.

Works with the general public, consultants and park staff to coordinate updates to the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).

Plans and organizes parks and recreation policy, administrative and management studies.

Researches, organizes, compiles, summarizes and analyzes data and information for assigned special projects.

Develops and documents recommendations.

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated knowledge of procurement, execution and management of contracts in collaboration with business office;

 

Experience with map reading and site plan assessment;

 

Development, collection, management and interpretation of demographic data for planning purposes with experience writing reports, response letters, and summaries of findings;

 

Proficient in Access and Excel for data base management;

 

GIS user or data developer;

 

Facilitation of public meetings.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

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.