Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 1 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220119-0227EE-001

Introduction



Are you a current DEEP employee looking to further your career? 
If so, we encourage you to consider this opportunity! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently seeking an Environmental Analyst 1 to join our team within the Remediation Division. This position will work out of our downtown Hartford, CT office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from the historic Bushnell Park. 

About Us: 

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 Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), our mission is to work together for the restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut's water and land resources for current and future generations. 

Position Highlights: 

This position will serve a primary role in the transition of division programs from property-based to release-based. 

This is a 35 hour per week, Monday to Friday position, with a schedule from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (flexible). 

This position is open to current CT DEEP employees only. 

What we can continue to 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! 

Selection Plan

Application Process: 

This position is Competitive and open to CT DEEP employees only.

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Throughout the Recruitment: 

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.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Interviews will be limited to the candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. 

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply their last two (2) performance appraisals. 

Contact Information: 

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 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

This position will serve a primary role in the transition of division programs from property-based to release-based. 

Specifically, the position will provide program analysis and make recommendations to program supervisors, coordinators and managers that will serve the transition process from a property-based program to a release-based program. 

The position will also lead the process for sunsetting the Property Transfer Program and developing the program components necessary to implement the new Release-Based program in accordance statutes and regulations. 

This specific position duties include, but are not limited to:
Manage and analyze division data instrumental to the administration and implementation of state and federal programs and projects administered by the Remediation Division and present findings and recommendations to program supervisors, coordinators and managers. 

More specially, division programs include:
The Property Transfer Program, Voluntary Remediation Programs, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Superfund, Brownfields and the Licensed Environmental Professional Program. 

In addition, duties will include managing and analyzing data concerning site investigation and cleanup used as the basis for compliance assurance and enforcement actions. 
Manage and analyze data used to track the effectiveness of amendments to the Remediation Standard Regulations and the Environmental Use Restriction Regulations. 

Make recommendations to program supervisors, coordinators and managers regarding any necessary guidance and outreach necessary to enhance the implementation of the regulatory amendments. 
Manage and analyze data instrumental to the administration and implementation of emerging chemical initiatives and division support functions such as information/document/data management.
Assist in the Remediation Division intra/inter department support/coordination efforts concerning site investigation and remediation, public outreach/education and DEEP 2020 goals. 

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience of all division programs and implementing such programs; 
  • Experience with data tracking and reporting programs like those used in the Remediation Division. Specifically, the Case Management System and the Site Information Management System; 
  • Experience analyzing the statutes and regulations that provide the authority for Remediation division Programs; 
  • Experience with the principles and practices of environmental statutes specific to Connecticut Property Transfer Act filings and voluntary remediation program filings; 
  • Experience with providing technical support to the Connecticut License Environmental Professional Board; 
  • Experience using computer software including MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint; 
  • Experience monitoring and implementing state environmental remediation contracts;
  • Experience communicating technical information in a clear and concise manner with the regulated community, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the general public. 

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.