Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State Geologist

Environmental Analyst 3 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220519-7120EE-001

Introduction


DEEP's Bureau of Central Services, Office of Information Management is actively seeking an experienced and successful Environmental Analyst 3 to serve as the Connecticut State Geologist and manage the Connecticut Geological Survey Program.

We invite you to explore this opportunity!

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position with a flexible first-shift schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This role will be located in Hartford, CT, with hybrid telework schedules available.

*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.

YOUR ROLE

The State Geologist serves the needs of Connecticut citizens, state government, and industry by providing earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. The State Geologist provides leadership, vision, and management of the State Geological Survey Program and is a partner in interagency State and National applications of geoscience data to address societal needs.

The State Geological Survey is dedicated to the promotion of scientific inquiry, provides resource assessments, and supports geoscience education for the State of Connecticut. The Survey compiles geoscience information, provides mapping services, and develops interpretive maps and reports for use in environmental policy, resource management, hazards mitigation, energy and economic development, and educational outreach.

The Connecticut Geological Survey works cooperatively with other New England State Geological Surveys, Colleges and Universities, State and Federal Agencies, Municipalities, and Professional Organizations to meet the geoscience information and mapping needs of DEEP and the public. The State Geological Survey supports graduate research and applied geologic mapping through university partnerships.

Candidates with a Professional Geologist Certification are encouraged to apply!

More details can be found in the class specification.

OUR MISSION

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (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.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

The State of Connecticut provides a leading comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellent health and dental coverage;
  • A generous retirement plan;
  • Paid time off;
  • A healthy work/life balance!

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Selection Plan

This is a Competitive recruitment, open to the public.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE HIRING AGENCY

A Certified Professional Geologist has a minimum 36 semester hours of academic coursework in geology plus 8 years professional work experience in geology. Candidates with a Masters degree in geology need 7 years professional work experience to qualify (in addition to the coursework), Those with a PhD degree need 5 years of professional work experience in geology (in addition to the coursework) to qualify.

TO APPLY

  • Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 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.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY

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

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 daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Wasef, Human Resources Associate – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Wasef@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

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Serve as the Director of the Connecticut Geological Survey; plan, develop, and implement the Geological Survey Program goals, priorities, objectives, and activities.
  • Execute the geology mission of the CGNHS (CGS Ch.462 Sec.24-1 to 24-4).
  • Define the scope and content of quarry geologic source reports received by the Office of the State Geologist and the DEEP. Conduct technical review of these reports and evaluate geochemical data therein associated with crushed rock aggregate for use in concrete under PA21-120.
  • Coordinate geological field surveys and provide technical direction for scientific research, public engagement activities, and professional services.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as work performed by professional consultants.
  • Lead a bedrock mapping agenda for the Connecticut Geological Survey (CGS). Prepare long range plans, federal grant applications, workplans, budgets, reports, and contracts.
  • Provide scientific support and advice to federal and state government officials, private developers, non-profit organizations, educators, students, the media, and public.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with the academic community, municipal stakeholders, COGs, State and Federal agencies, non-profits, and the public.
  • Collaborate with other State Geologists in the formulation of National earth science policies, programs, and related issues.
  • Serve on internal and external State and National committees as a scientific representative of the DEEP and the State of Connecticut.
  • Collect, compile, analyze, and preserve data pertaining to the geologic environment.
  • Oversee the preparation and publication of reports and maps on the geology and natural resources of the State.
  • Promote FAIR data principles [Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable] for Connecticut geological collections, maps, reports, and GIS data.
  • Mentor staff and student interns in development of applied geological research and foster their professional advancement.
  • Maintain technical, and scientific expertise in the geosciences as an active member of the scientific community through professional affiliations and activities.

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

  • Professional license in geology or qualifications for Certified Professional Geologist* by the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
  • Experience conducting technical reviews of quarry geologic source reports and evaluating geochemical data therein associated with crushed rock aggregate for use in concrete under PA21-120.
  • Experience with ArcGIS, Geographic Information Systems.
  • Experience collaborating with stakeholders, including the academic community, municipal officials, Councils of Governments, State and Federal agencies, non-profits, or the public.
  • Experience mentoring staff and student interns in development of applied geological research.
  • Experience communicating information associated with geoscience research and analyses to state and federal agencies, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and the public through oral presentations and written reports.
  • Experience coordinating geological field surveys, geological consulting services, and public engagement activities.
  • Experience providing scientific advice to federal and state government officials, private developers, non-profit organizations, educators, students, the media, or the public.
  • Experience managing scientific project workflows, defining expectations, establishing measurable goals, establishing priorities, and coordinating activities
  • Experience writing and executing more than 1 federally funded grant proposal as principal investigator, with primary responsibility for geologic research, mapping, budget, and quality of deliverables.
  • Experience producing a scientific thesis as a part of a graduate program in geology or related field. 

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.



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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.