Are you passionate about the environment? Are you looking for an entry-level position?
If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking to hire a full-time Environmental Intern in Hartford, within the Mobile Sources Group.
The target class for this position is Environmental Analyst 1. Incumbents in this class will be eligible for promotion without further competitive examination upon successful completion of the training program (one year).
This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position. Schedule is Monday-Friday on first shift.
The Bureau of Air Management's Mobile Sources Group is responsible for:
- Assuring effective implementation of various mobile source programs established under state and federal law pertaining to on-road and non-road mobile sources;
- Transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel and alternative and/or renewable fuels;
- The idling of vehicles; and
- Implementing programs to support the transformation of Connecticut to more sustainable transportation modes such as transportation electrification.
Mobile sources are now the largest contributor to air pollution in Connecticut and the transportation sector is a major focus of both the Comprehensive Energy Strategy and the state’s federal Clean Air Act obligations. To achieve the air quality benefits, greenhouse gas reduction benefits and to continue the shift away from gasoline towards cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy sources, the successful candidate will be trained to administer grants, help develop policy to support current and future mobile source initiatives, and implement efforts targeted at innovative and non-traditional programs. This position requires a highly motivated individual with proven technical and communication skills.
For specific tasks of this position, please see the "Examples of Duties" section below.
We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!
DEEP is charged with developing policies and programs to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, conserve, improve and protect Connecticut's natural resources and environment, and provide equitable access to broadband and affordable, clean and reliable energy to 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, equitable and prosperous economic future.
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Before you apply, make note of the following:
Important information for after you apply:
- 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 on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- 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.
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- Note: 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, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Assist in the development of multiple mobile source programs including but not limited to a clean school bus matching grant program, medium and heavy-duty (MHD) voucher incentive program, regulatory adoption and enforcement, light-duty vehicle incentive programs and grants planning and administration.
- Candidate must be able to analyze mobile source technical, regulatory, and statutory documents and data in order to help develop and maintain programs;
- Prepare and review policy documents, publications and guidelines that support statewide mobile source programs such as those listed above;
- Provide planning support for various statewide mobile source emission reduction programs, including analysis of similar strategies in other states, development of future electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment, and analysis of program costs and benefits both before and after implementation.
- Recommend and develop program benchmarks to assess plan effectiveness as alternative fueled vehicle markets evolve.
- Prepare and deliver presentations, draft reports and briefings documents.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's or 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; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources.
- Experience managing projects and meeting deadlines;
- Experience or academic coursework with spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation programs;
- Experience solving problems and adapting to changing priorities;
- Experience working in both a team environment and on individual projects;
- Experience communicating concepts and ideas both in writing and verbally to audiences of various sizes;
- Experience or academic course work interpreting and applying federal/state laws, rules, and regulations;
- Experience or academic coursework pertaining to mobile sources or electric vehicles.
- Experience reviewing scientific reports and published documents.
Incumbents in this class 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.
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.