Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Compliance Specialist 1 (40 Hour)

Recruitment #200908-2878FE-001


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Environmental Compliance Specialist 1. This position reports to DOT’s Plant Facilities Engineer 2 in the Office of Property and Facilities Services. The work location is Flagler Street in Newington and has working hours from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 40 hours weekly.

The position has the statewide responsibility of inspecting and providing Class C training to our fuel station operators. DOT operates over 60 fuel stations and operates FuelMaster dispensing equipment and Pneumercator tank monitors; any experience working with these systems is highly desirable.

The DOT offers a competitive starting salary and excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan, and a multitude of other benefits. We are centrally located in Newington with easy access from major highways and by public transportation. This position is full time, 40 hours per week and is in the P-4 (Engineering, Scientific and Technical)  bargaining unit.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

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

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Reference #30858.


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation this class is accountable for assisting in the performance of tasks in the inspection, monitoring, data collection and evaluation of various types of residential, industrial, commercial, institutional or municipal operations and/or facilities.


With supervision assists or may conduct inspections to ensure compliance with or sanctioning under federal and state environmental laws and regulations and, when applicable, environmental permits; participates in witnessing technical on site testing and prepares reports on testing; collects data and samples; assists in inspections of specific facilities, operations and equipment to identify or evaluate malfunctions or noncompliance; participates in enforcement activities to obtain compliance with permits and regulations; assists in preparation of inspection reports; assists in preparation of enforcement documents; participates in hearing preparation; may recommend and/or draft Notices of Violation; may review and evaluate compliance reports for compliance with applicable state and/or federal regulations; may respond to complaints by the public; may provide recommendations for corrective action; may respond to incidents involving assigned area; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of proper principles and practices of environmental protection relevant to assigned area; knowledge of methods used to collect and process samples; some knowledge of techniques used to conduct environmental inspections; some knowledge of appropriate statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area; some knowledge of personal safety equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read and interpret statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned area; ability to recognize effects of various types of pollution; ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in environmental compliance programs relevant to assigned area including inspections and/or enforcement activities.


An Associate's Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in natural, chemical, biological or environmental sciences or engineering technology may be substituted for the entire General Experience.


Preferred qualifications include experience in underground tank regulatory requirements. DOT’s systems are based on FuelMaster dispensing equipment and Pneumercator tank monitors and any experience working with these systems is highly desirable.

A strong preference will be given to candidates that:
• Hold Class A/B fuel certification
• Have experience in a wide area of oversight of environmental issues with an emphasis on underground storage tanks
• Have experience in providing training


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.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to difficult and dangerous conditions including chemicals and hazardous materials, heights and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.

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