Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220510-3407EE-001

Introduction



Are you an analytical and technical individual looking to make an impact? 
If so, we have a terrific opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an Environmental Analyst 2 to join our team within the Office of Policy and Planning in the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) located in Hartford, CT. 

About Us: 

CT DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment 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. 

The Bureau of MMCA consists of the Office of Policy and Planning, the Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division, the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division and the Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division. 

The three divisions administer a wide variety of regulatory and preventative programs for proper and safe materials management in order to protect valuable ground and surface water resources and to minimize waste. 

These programs include regulation of solid and hazardous wastes, source reduction and recycling, industrial wastewater discharges, storm water management, PCB management, underground storage tanks and pesticide management as well as emergency spill response and site assessment activities. 

The Office of Policy and Planning, among other responsibilities, develops and recommends policies and directions that will advance sustainable materials management strategies and solutions thereby reducing reliance on out of state disposal and reinforcing the materials management hierarchy. 

The Role: 

This position plays a critical role in collecting, managing, and analyzing data related to the waste management sector for the Department. The Department receives data from municipalities and solid waste facilities, including recycling facilities, and uses that data to inform major policy decisions and important policy documents like the state's Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy. 

The waste management sector in Connecticut is experiencing significant changes with the anticipated closure of one of the state's five waste to energy facilities in the coming months. With fewer and rapidly aging disposal options in state, municipalities are increasingly relying on out of state landfills to manage their municipal solid waste and can expect greater volatility in disposal costs over the long term, as regional landfill capacity is forecasted to decline by 40% in the next few years. Having accurate waste management data and being able to interpret data is incredibly important as the sector rapidly changes. 

Position Highlights: 

Some key responsibilities of this role include: 
  • Managing and maintaining the Microsoft Access database that contains the Department's waste management data, including collecting, researching, and analyzing that data; 
  • Using that data to analyze existing or proposed state policies, statutes, plans, and regulatory programs, review pending legislation for environmental impact, or assist in formulating policy options; 
  • Responding to data requests from within DEEP, other state agencies, municipalities, other external stakeholders or members of the public, providing technical consultation regarding the Bureau's data; 
  • Working with the GreenerGovCT team to achieve and measure progress on waste reduction goals at state facilities across CT state government; 
  • Various other MMCA projects. 
This position will work with a team in the Office of Policy and Planning that provides support to MMCA and engages in intra- and inter-agency projects. 

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week, Monday to Friday position. The incumbent will work out of our office at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT with an opportunity for teleworking a portion of the week. 

*The salary range above may increase effective July 1, 2022. 

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 with DEEP
             

Selection Plan

Application Process:

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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

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.

Selection Process:

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.

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 independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field, developing recommendations on courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.

In other state agencies this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues, developing recommendations for courses of action and assisting with the implementation of policy and program decisions.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in development of a departmental, statewide or local environment and/or emergency response plans and programs; researches, collects and analyzes resources, data and educational materials; reviews and analyzes proposed projects for consistency with policies and statutes and assesses environmental impact; conducts site investigations; prepares environmental impact statements and recommends corrective actions and alternatives; analyzes existing state policies, statutes, plans and regulatory programs and reviews pending legislation for environmental impact; coordinates database maintenance and disseminates information; assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; assists in formulating policy options; provides technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; coordinates federal grant-in-aid programs and prepares related paperwork; recommends enforcement actions and prepares reports; reviews and makes recommendations on environmental permit requests; may prepare publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resources education and economic development issues; may develop and implement environmental and leisure service education programs; may testify at public hearings; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as a legislative liaison; may serve as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; knowledge of 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 environmental program planning principles and practices; knowledge of statistics; 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

Six (6) 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 the 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; or 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 the 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; or 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 a Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience with Microsoft Access or other relational database management software; 
  • Experience processing, managing, and synthesizing data and analyzing data trends; 
  • Experience analyzing and making recommendations on environmental policy issues; 
  • Experience communicating technical information to non-technical audiences on environmental topics or data analyses; 
  • Experience with solid waste management programs, projects, or strategies; 
  • Experience prioritizing and tracking competing activities/projects to meet deadlines. 

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.