Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 3 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #211107-7120EE-001

Introduction



Do you have an interest in mobile source control and have the desire to make an impact? 
If so, we encourage you to consider joining our team! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is recruiting for an Environmental Analyst 3 to lead a variety of mobile source control programs based in Hartford, CT. 

Our Mission:

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving, and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for 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 and prosperous economic future for the state. 

Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our mission is to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by managing air quality, radioactive materials, and radiation. 

Position Highlights: 

The Bureau of Air Management consists of four divisions: Planning & Standards, Engineering, Radiation and Enforcement. 

This position will be housed within the Planning & Standards Division's Mobile Sources Group. The incumbent will have a Monday to Friday schedule, working 35 hours per week. 

The Mobile Sources Group is responsible for assuring effective implementation of various mobile source programs established under state and federal law pertaining to on-road and non-road mobile sources, and transportation fuels to support the statewide transformation to more sustainable transportation modes such as transportation electrification and includes the following areas: 
  • Federal and State emission standards for light-duty, medium/heavy-duty and off-road vehicles; 
  • Standards for gasoline, diesel and alternative and/or renewable fuels; 
  • Administration of grant programs including the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust and the Diesel Emission Reduction Act; 
  • The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Vehicle Rebate (CHEAPR) program to provide incentives for the consumer purchases of zero-emission vehicles to support widespread vehicle electrification as light duty vehicles shift away from fossil fuels; 
  • Statewide anti-idling initiatives; 
  • Engineering studies that support clean air and transportation planning requirements for the Department of Transportation. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact
             

Selection Plan

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.


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.

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 acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field, developing recommended actions and programs and implementing policy and program decisions.

In other state agencies this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues, developing recommended actions and programs and implementing policy and program decisions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

1. Serve as staff lead for the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) program, coordinate Board meetings, program contractor tasks, data analysis, monitor program budget and assist in development of complimentary electric vehicle deployment policies.

2. Coordinate Mobile Source Group electric vehicle programs and initiatives:
a. Work with internal and external stakeholders including other Connecticut state agencies to support the overall goal of mobile source electrification, and
b. Participate in statewide electrification planning efforts and collaborate with other elements within the Department to provide input on transportation electrification proceedings within the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). 

3. Serve as staff lead on regulatory efforts related to mobile sources and fuels including:
a. CA LEV/ZEV standards for light-duty vehicles
b. CA MHD standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles
c. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard, fuel standards related to oxygenates, sulfates, biodiesel and other alternatives.

4. Analyze mobile source technical data and make recommendations on program improvements; prepare and present to management and outside stakeholders policy recommendations and program data. Coordinate complimentary mobile source programs to meet the state goals for attainment with federal national ambient air quality standards and for the reduction of GHG emissions as set out in the Global Warming Solutions Act.

5. Prepare informational materials; participate in grant administration; make recommendations on policies or standards; prepare reports and correspondence; lead lower-level staff on assigned projects; and perform related duties as required.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; considerable knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; knowledge of local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection; knowledge of statistics; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) 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 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 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 Analyst 2 or two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience independently managing projects; 
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data; 
  • Experience creating spreadsheets and using various database programs; 
  • Experience using analysis to solve work related problems; 
  • Experience completing work on a timely basis, using time effectively, and working in an organized manner given competing demands consistently; 
  • Experience reading, comprehending, and applying basic federal/state laws, rules and regulations; 
  • Experience applying principles and practices in fields related to air pollution control; 
  • Experience applying principles of air emission control policy and planning; 
  • Experience analyzing federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding mobile source pollution control. 

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.