Are you interested in joining our team in analyzing environmental data and working with environmental programs in the State of Connecticut? If so, we encourage you to apply today!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DoAg) has one available opening for an Environmental Analyst 1. This position is full-time (35 hours per week) with a work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm stationed in our Bureau of Aquaculture facility located at 190 Rogers Avenue in Milford, CT. The incumbent in this role will work closely with the Bureau Director and other bureau staff.
THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The position is within the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Aquaculture & Laboratory Services. The bureau is responsible for the administration of the statewide shellfish harvest program and wholesale distribution, as well as inland and marine aquaculture.
The aquaculture growing area portion of the program requires year-round water, meats, and plankton sample collection in Long Island Sound from Stonington to Greenwich. Additionally, employees will be required to participate in walking the shoreline and inland water sheds adjacent to Long Island Sound as part of shellfish growing area surveys. Employees have access to an aerial drone unit for surveillance needs, if necessary. This position will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data for annual and triennial growing area reports. Employees inspect the sanitary conditions of harvester boats and facilities as well as wholesale establishments. Incumbent hired for this position must have a current safe boating certificate or be willing to obtain a safe boating certificate.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:
- Represent the department through collaborating with outside agencies and officials, as well as the general public
- Be expected to be knowledgeable in wide array of department programs
- Be able to explain these programs as well as department policy concerning these programs
What We Can Offer You: Competitive salary, excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.
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 this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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- Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Michelle Gara at Michelle.Gara@ct.gov.
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.
- Experience with biology, marine biology, marine fisheries, environmental science or health education/professional work
- Experience with Long Island Sound boating and navigating
- Experience with organization and implementation of research or monitoring programs in marine environments
- Experience analyzing and gathering sampling data
- Experience with reading electronic navigation equipment
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.