Are you an experienced leader with a passion for the state and its environment?
If so, we invite you to discover this unique position!
At the CT DEEP, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
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.
This position is 35 hours per week, working Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (flexible). A hybrid work schedule is available.
LWRD provides land use planning and regulatory services directed to the management and protection of inland wetlands and watercourses, coastal waters and tidal wetlands, and minimizing risks to life and property in floodplains.
Incumbents in this position may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on-site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan
- 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
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.
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 candidates whose experience and training most closely meets the requirements of the position.
Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
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 supervising a section engaged in environmental analyses and evaluations and coordinating intra- and interagency efforts in state and regional planning and policy development projects.
In other state agencies this class is accountable for supervising a section engaged in environmental analyses and evaluations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
This position is responsible for providing effective day to day
supervision of staff in the East Regulatory section.
Duties are performed within the context of
the administration of inland and coastal wetland and water resource regulatory
programs (Structures, Dredging & Fill, Tidal Wetlands, Inland Wetlands, 401
Water Quality Certification, Flood Management and Water Diversion).
Specific responsibilities will include by not limited to:
• Oversees permit application reviews;
• Supervise coastal site plan reviews and municipal zone regulation changes for
site specific development projects within the coastal boundary of Long Island
• Determines section priorities;
• Schedules and assigns work;
• Reviews staff reports,
notices of tentative determinations and draft licenses;
• Provides and / or directs staff training;
• Interprets and administers laws and regulations;
• Represent the Department and participate in public hearings;
• Conducts performance evaluations;
• Coordinates with other operating units, agencies, federal partners and
• Overseeing and coordinating reporting of performance measures and
• Conducts outreach and engagement with residents, municipalities, emergency
managers, engineers, state and federal agencies and utilities on regulatory
requirements for the various land-use programs that are administered by the
Land & Water Resources Division and
• Assists staff with pre-application guidance.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; considerable knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; knowledge of statistics; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret technical data; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in an advanced working/working lead level capacity.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Environmental Analyst 3.
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.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience working as a lead in an environmental regulator program;
- Experience developing and implementing process improvements;
- Experience managing priorities and schedules for environmental projects and programs;
- Experience analyzing and making recommendations to management on environmental regulatory issues;
- Experience communicating to and engaging with various audiences (such as public officials, stakeholder groups and the general public) on environmental topics;
- Experience with environmental protection programs or projects pertaining to land use, wetlands or coastal resources.
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.
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.
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.