Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220608-3407EE-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 a qualified Environmental Analyst 2 to be a part of our recently established and innovative Client Concierge Service as a member of the Concierge Team 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. 

Position Highlights: 

The Concierge Team provides critical support to DEEP's state and federal statutory and regulatory permitting requirements across DEEP's Environmental Quality Branch - Air, Water, Materials Management and Land Resources programs - as well as the Environmental Conservation and Energy Branches. 

The work of the Concierge Team is integral to increasing the predictability, efficiency, and transparency, of DEEP's regulatory processes to ensure that businesses can grow and thrive while meeting environmental standards and protecting our public health and natural resources. 

The Concierge Team members serve as DEEP's central point-of-contact for high visibility, complex projects to assist them in navigating the environmental permitting processes in a timely manner. This position tracks project timelines and permit status; provides project management and coordination within DEEP and between DEEP and other state and federal agencies; and assists in the agency's strategic planning, process improvements, and innovation. 

The Client Concierge Service supports DEEP's Permit Assistance function by: 
  • Participating in pre-application permit meetings; 
  • Gathering data for reports to the legislature; 
  • Standardizing permit applications and operating procedures. 
The Concierge Team assists with broader agency planning and program development, such as conducting stakeholder engagement processes and supporting the integration and implementation of DEEP's climate change and environmental justice priorities and programs across DEEP's three branches. 

This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week, typically working Monday to Friday. 

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

  • Permit Assistance, including serving as a member of the Client Concierge Service Team conducting project management of high visibility, complex, multi-permit projects; liaising with other federal, state, and local governments; coordinating multi-program pre-application meetings; and coordinating permit transfers. 

  • Stakeholder Engagement, including participation in coordination of STEPS (Sustainable, Transparent, Efficient, Practices) for Solar Development, and Commission on Environmental Standards (for offshore wind).

  • Supporting agency-wide Information Technology initiatives, including electronic permitting, geographic information systems, use of permitting management system, web content management.

  • Supporting central office functions, including reporting permitting and enforcement and compliance metrics to inform permit program processes and producing required reports to the legislature and EPA.

  • Assistance with broader agency planning, including climate change and preparedness in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 3, development of process improvement strategies and performance measures (LEAN), and standardization of enforcement and compliance assurance policies, practices, and tools.
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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 in project management, including working with environmental permitting programs and processes as well as coordinating projects involving multi-media permitting with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Experience in strategic planning and process improvement, including providing solutions to address environmental, natural resource, or energy challenges; 
  • Leadership experience, including leading workgroups of internal and external stakeholders, program coordination, and organizing events; 
  • Experience conducting stakeholder outreach and communicating with state, federal, and municipal officials; 
  • Experience communicating technical, regulatory, and policy information to various audiences through presentations and written correspondence or reports; 
  • Experience in the development of project tracking tools, use of the Microsoft Office Suite, and web content management. 

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.