Looking for a career in the environmental field?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!
This position provides a unique opportunity to join a team committed to evaluating DEEP's facilities and program operations to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal environmental and safety requirements; and creating safer, environmentally compliant, and sustainable program and facility operations
Key responsibilities of this position include:
This is a full-time, 35 hour-per-week position in Hartford, CT. Schedule is first shift, Monday-Friday.
- Assists with evaluating DEEP's facilities and program operations to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal environmental and health & safety requirements.
- Assist with developing agency environmental and safety compliance policies, plans and plan templates and preparing reports to meet state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Assist with investigating worksite incidents and conducting facility and program environmental and health & safety compliance audits and developing and implementing necessary corrective action plans.
- Assist with providing technical consultation to DEEP facilities and program staff on environmental and health & safety related matters.
- Assist with developing and implementing program specific continuity of operations plans.
- Assist with researching, collecting and maintaining critical information and statistics on DEEP operations, equipment and infrastructure to formulate recommendations for creating safer, environmentally compliant and sustainable program and facility operations.
- Assist with minimizing waste generation and ensuring proper waste management and disposal at DEEP facilities.
- Assist with developing and maintaining electronic training materials and coordinating database maintenance and dissemination of information.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
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At the State of 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 immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action and implementation of policy and program decisions.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of environmental program data and issues and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in developing departmental, statewide or local environmental plans and programs; assists in research, collection and analysis of resources, data and educational materials; assists in review and analysis of proposed projects for consistency with policies, statutes and environmental impact; assists in coordinating data base maintenance and disseminating information; assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; assists in formulating policy options; assists in providing technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; assists in coordinating federal grant-in-aid programs and preparing related documentation; assists in developing enforcement actions and reports; assists in reviewing and developing recommendations on environmental permit requests; prepares environmental permit applications; assists in developing and implementing environmental and leisure services education programs; assists in preparing environmental impact statements and recommendations for corrective actions and/or alternatives; may assist in conducting site investigations; may assist in preparing publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and economic development issues; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as department representative on regulatory and advisory boards and/or committees; may serve as legislative liaison; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; knowledge of basic 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 basic statistics; some knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; 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
Five (5) 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 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; 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 biological, earth, physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; 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 an Environmental Intern or Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Bachelors or Master degree in environmental science, chemistry or similar degrees with concentration or coursework in occupational health and safety or safety management
- Experience interpreting Environmental and OSHA regulations, statutes, and relevant policies
- Experience using techniques to conduct environmental, fire protection, and safety inspections and audits
- Experience in safety management, risk assessment, environmental and personal hazard control
- Experience in case documentation and preparing clear, concise and sound reports
- Experience preparing and implementing regulatory compliance plans
- Experience using spreadsheet, database, graphic presentation and other software programs
- Experience communicating in person, on the phone, and in writing with a variety of constituents, including co-workers and the public.
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 some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
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.