Do you have a passion for public health and safety while protecting the environment?
If so, we encourage you to consider joining our team!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP
) is charged with developing policies and programs to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, conserve, improve and protect Connecticut's natural resources and environment, and provide equitable access to broadband and affordable, clean and reliable energy to the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut's economy and creating jobs - and to fostering a sustainable, equitable and prosperous economic future.
The Water Planning and Management Division (WPMD)
mission is to monitor, assess, and restore the water quality of Connecticut streams, rivers, and lakes and provide adequate instream water quantity for current and future generations. Programs revolve around state and federal programs for water quality and water quantity in our streams, rivers, lakes, and the Long Island Sound and its embayments.
WPMD is currently seeking two (2) Sanitary Engineer 2
's to join our team in the Municipal Wastewater Program, Water Planning and Management Division. These are full-time, forty (40) hours per week, Monday to Friday, positions located at our downtown Hartford office, at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.
The Water Planning and Management Division is responsible for implementing requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and state statutes and regulations to protect water quality and habitat, maintain water quantity, and protect public health and safety. The ultimate goal is to provide fishable, swimmable waters throughout the state for the use and enjoyment of all Connecticut citizens. Programs revolve around state and federal programs for water quality and water quantity in our streams, rivers, lakes, and the Long Island Sound and its embayments.
The Municipal Wastewater Program
of the WPMD focuses on reducing impairments to water quality and quantity from municipal wastewater treatment plants and protecting high quality resources and identifying emerging issues through oversight of the planning, design and construction of municipal wastewater infrastructure improvements; implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit program; and administration of the Clean Water Fund. The Municipal Wastewater Program administers the technical components of the Clean Water Fund, from planning required infrastructure, through design and providing construction oversight.
This position provides a unique opportunity to join a team committed to ensuring public health and safety and protecting the environment. A Sanitary Engineer 2 works to ensure compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, assist with emergency planning and storm response, provide technical assistance to municipalities and the general public and protect public health and safety and the environment through ensuring appropriate and adequate treatment of wastewater.
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan
- Excellent health and dental coverage;
- A generous retirement plan;
- Paid time off;
- A healthy work - life balance!
Watch below to learn more about your opportunity to make an impact
Please ensure your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application prior to submission. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in
Executive Orders 13F (3a)
and 13G (3a) .
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.
Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.
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.
Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following:
- Non-State Employees - Three (3) professional references with contact information;
- Current State Employees - Last two (2) performance appraisals.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meets the requirements of the position.
Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov
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 inspecting water purification, sewage, and industrial waste treatment plants; conducting sanitary surveys; inspecting public and semipublic water supplies and watersheds; investigating potential or existing sources of pollution for the purpose of pollution control of public waterways or inspecting solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities and reviewing plans for such facilities and conducting investigations of groundwater contamination.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Within the context of the municipal facilities wastewater management program which includes the administration/implementation of the CT and federal Clean Water/State Revolving Fund Programs and the Clean Water Act, duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct engineering reviews of wastewater infrastructure projects;
- Oversee projects receiving state Clean Water Fund grants and loans;
- Evaluate and assure compliance of wastewater collection and treatment facility projects for consistency with environmental laws, regulations and policies and applicable technical standards;
- Review and analyze detailed site plans, environmental reports, engineering analyses, planning documents, policies and other environmental documents;
- Review and analyze the environmental impacts of proposed wastewater projects and their effects on water and natural resources including wetlands, wildlife, fisheries, floodplains and aquatic resources;
- Conduct field, geospatial, photographic and regulatory records investigations, to assess existing versus proposed site conditions.
- Implement permitting and enforcement functions pursuant to the federal Clean Water Act and state statutes, regulations, and policies;
- Prepare draft permits/associated documents and make final recommendations and determinations on permit applications seeking authorization for regulated wastewater discharges;
- Prepare written documents including, environmental permits, technical comment letters, legal notices, and other correspondence;
- Provide assistance and technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public;
- Participate in and/or represent CT on wastewater management matters at regional and national meetings involving state, federal, and/or industry partners.
- Represent the Department as an expert witness and provide testimony on natural resources and environmental issues at public hearings; and
- Prepare formal and informal enforcement actions, documents and reports, and make recommendations for corrective actions.
For a full list of duties related to this job classification, please click here
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of sewage and industrial waste treatment and water pollution control; knowledge of principles and practices of solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal; knowledge of principles and practices of other phases of sanitary engineering dealing with water supply, water treatment, refuse disposal, etc.; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to conduct detailed engineering investigations and studies relating to pollution and pollution control; ability to prepare, review, and evaluate plans and sketches of industrial waste and sewage treatment facilities; ability to conduct and interpret chemical, bacteriological, and microscopic analyses of water and wastes.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in sanitary engineering involving groundwater, the design, construction, or operation of water, sewage, industrial, solid or hazardous waste treatment plants and equipment, the inspection and regulation of water supplies or the investigation of sanitation and waterway pollution problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in civil or chemical engineering with courses in sanitary engineering, soils engineering or waste management 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 sanitary, civil, or chemical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience implementing principles, practices, and methods of wastewater treatment and conveyance including hydraulics and physical and biological treatment, including the requirements and applicability of NEIWPCC's TR-16 manual;
- Experience working with CT's Clean Water Fund, and/or EPA's or another state's Revolving Fund program;
- Experience reading, interpreting, and using engineering reports, technical charts, graphs, data tables, drawings and plans, and environmental assessment and evaluation techniques;
- Experience using critical thinking skills to solve a complex problem;
- Experience prioritizing and tracking multiple activities/projects to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables;
- Experience coordinating effectively and working cooperatively with multiple groups while contributing positively in a team environment;
- Experience writing technical reports and giving public presentations, to communicate technical, regulatory, policy or operational information to a wide variety of audiences in a clear and understandable manner.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk 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.