Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Supervising Sanitary Engineer (Environmental Protection)

Recruitment #211214-6459ES-001


Looking to advance in your career with the State of Connecticut?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), has a current job opportunity for a Supervising Sanitary Engineer within the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, located in Hartford.

This Supervising Sanitary Engineer will be responsible for supervising one or more groups in the permitting of industrial pretreatment, stormwater, surface water or groundwater discharges and the enforcement of regulations and statutes related to industrial pretreatment, stormwater, surface water or groundwater discharges.

This is a full-time, 35 hours-per-week position on first shift. Schedule is Monday-Friday, between 8:00am-5:00pm (flexible). The position will work out of our downtown Hartford office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park.

There will be multiple Supervising Sanitary Engineer positions filled during this recruitment.

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.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process. 

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.  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board  (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam. 

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.  

Questions about this recruitment should be directed to Jake Ferrari via email at


This class is accountable for supervising a unit engaged in engineering tasks in connection with pollution control programs of public waterways or pertaining to the management of solid and hazardous wastes, hazardous materials, site remediation, waste water treatment, and other related water pollution control activities.


Supervises and conducts complex engineering investigations, surveys, and studies of stream pollution abatement programs or hazardous and solid waste management; makes recommendations and prepares preliminary plans on methods of treatment of sewage and industrial wastes in conformity with pollution abatement programs; confers with municipal and industrial officials on waste treatment problems; reviews and prepares reports on detailed plans and specifications for waste treatment plants; plans and oversees implementation of waste management programs; supervises and conducts enforcement activities pertaining to the management of solid and hazardous wastes, studies of site contamination and remediation, and investigations of groundwater pollution and remediation measures; participates in developing unit budgets, grant applications, regulations, and draft legislation; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of sewage/industrial waste treatment and disposal and water pollution control; considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of solid waste hazardous materials management and disposal and hazardous waste treatment; knowledge of principles and practices of other phases of sanitary engineering: water supply, water treatment, subsurface sewage disposal, etc.; ability to prepare and review plans and sketches of industrial, waste, solid and hazardous waste, or sewage treatment facilities; ability to make and interpret chemical, bacteriological, and microscopic analyses of water and wastes; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures, state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills; supervisory ability.


Eight (8) 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.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a working lead level capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at or above the level of Sanitary Engineer 3.


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.


  • Experienced leading or supervising other environmental professionals.
  • Experienced prioritizing and managing workflows, defining expectations and outcomes, establishing measurable goals, and meeting expected timeframes.
  • Experienced consistently completing work on a timely basis, using time efficiently, working in an organized manner given competing demands.
  • Experienced evaluating work methods/procedures and developing new methods/procedures to increase efficiency, quality of service, and achieving better environmental results.
  • Experienced dealing with contentious issues and adversarial settings.
  • Experienced using negotiation skills in a work setting.
  • Experienced with permitting and enforcing matters, statutes, regulations, policies, practices, protocols and the administrative processes.
  • Experienced in relevant water pollution control practices.
  • Experienced with and has considerable knowledge using various computer programs, e-gov solutions and state and federal data management and reporting tools, including but not limited to, eZfile, Net, ICIS, and SIMS.
  • Advanced degree in environmental science, environmental policy and management and/or law discipline is a plus.


Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm due to environmental conditions including temperature extremes, heights and fumes, and to some risk in working with chemicals and other materials of unknown toxicity.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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