Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Emergency Response and Spill Prevention

Recruitment #220614-3407EE-001

Introduction


Are you passionate for proper care and management of natural and hazardous resources? Are you looking to use your experience in the environmental field to shape the future of Connecticut? 

If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join DEEP as an Environmental Analyst 2 for the Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance! 

OUR MISSION

The 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 cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is committed to playing a positive role in Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable, resilient, and prosperous future for the state.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

This is a 35 hour per week position with a (flexible) schedule of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. There is potential weekend or non-standard hours work due to field conditions.

This position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street in Hartford, CT and will allow for a hybrid work schedule, dependent on business needs.

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

YOUR ROLE

The Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA)’s works to ensure the proper management of materials including hazardous materials and petroleum products. Through a number of different mechanisms - outreach and education, product handling efforts and phase outs, training, and regulatory activity the Department is working to develop better stewardship of these materials. The Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division specifically strives to prevent and promptly respond to releases to protect environmental quality and public safety for Connecticut's current and future generations. Within this division the Landfill Stewardship Operations unit is charged with the long-term stewardship activities of several closed regional landfills. This involves field monitoring and maintenance activities, environmental analyses of water, and coordination with government and non-government stakeholders and other units within DEEP.

This position is responsible for completing field work and office-based work related to the day-to-day operations of the Landfill Stewardship Operations Unit within the Emergency Response and Spills Prevention Division (ERSPD), with potential assignment of related duties in other units to address agency operational needs. The Landfill Stewardship Operations Unit has the obligation to conduct long-term post-closure care of several landfills previously managed by other entities.

This unit helps fulfill the critical mission of protection of public health and safety through responsibilities including permit compliance monitoring and reporting; operating groundwater and landfill gas collection and treatment systems; and maintenance and protection of site conditions; and establishing and maintaining relationships with property owners, adjacent property owners, municipalities, and utilities.

The Environmental Analyst 2:

  • Works with multiple contracts and contractors;
  • Conducts on-site environmental inspections;
  • Coordinates field activities of contractors;
  • May conduct sampling of water and soil;
  • Prepares reports and correspondence;
  • Reviews analytical results of environmental samples;
  • Adheres to permit conditions and schedules; and performs related duties as required.

More details can be found in the class specification.

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;
  • This role will also allow for tuition reimbursement.

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Selection Plan

This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.

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 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

  • Experience independently preparing or reviewing written summaries or reports of the environmental conditions of contaminated properties.     
  • Experience communicating environmental concepts to stakeholders, including the public, using summary reports, graphics, charts, and dashboards.    
  • Experience independently conducting environmental field work involving collection of soil and water samples, adhering to health and safety requirements and sample chain of custody protocols.    
  • Experience with Microsoft software, including Excel.  
  • Experience in prioritizing and tracking 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.




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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.