Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Wildlife Division

Recruitment #200326-3407EE-001

Introduction

 

At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 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 is seeking to hire an Environmental Analyst 2, within the Technical Assistance and Conservation Compliance Unit. This 35-hour per week position is based in the Hartford office.  Hours are typically 8:30am-4:00pm, with flexibility during periods of field work. The incumbent in this position will work collaboratively with Division Environmental Analysts and Wildlife Biologists on environmental reviews and project management, and may work independently on state and federally listed species projects.

 

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:  DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov or (860) 424-3006.

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your SPAM/Junk folders.  You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration

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.

Duties specific to this position will include:

  • General plant ecology - classify and describe plant communities and evaluate environmental factors that influence their development; assess the status and distribution of the State’s flora; conduct special projects on individual species and plant communities of Connecticut. 
  • Listed species duties - manage data on state and federally listed plant species and sensitive ecological communities; review both public lands and private lands projects that may impact rare plants and habitats; survey and assess the status of priority rare plant species. 
  • Partnering and outreach – Act as the Department’s liaison with professional botanical organizations, provide assistance to conservation organizations and municipal, federal, and other state agencies; write grants and requests for federal funding.  Provide technical assistance to the public and the regulated community on plant ecology and sensitive ecological communities; 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; including but not limited to implementation of the Department’s invasive species policy.

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 plant taxonomy skills and familiarity with the flora and habitats of southern New England.
  • Experience in producing total floristic inventories, conducting total floristic sampling of vegetation plots/quadrats (e.g., mitigation wetland monitoring plots, vegetation classification plots, baseline vegetation monitoring plots).
  • Knowledge of or experience in plant ecology and terrestrial or systems ecology.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large quantities of data including Natural Heritage inventory, photo and geo-referenced data, using GIS software and relational databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement management and mitigation plans for rare species.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement management plans for invasive species.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks. Good problem solving and critical analysis skills.
  • Relevant course work or experience in soil science, geology, field ecology, conservation biology.
  • Knowledge of state and federal plant conservation laws and regulations, and zoology or wildlife biology.

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.