Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Analyst 2 (40 Hour)

Hybrid

Recruitment #220923-3407FE-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut, Department of Agriculture (DOAG), Bureau of Agricultural Development & Resource Conservation is recruiting for one (1) Environmental Analyst 2 at the agency's main office, located at 450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 702 in Hartford, CT. This is a full time, 40 hour per week opportunity, with the option to telework on approved days and will have some field-work days as required. The schedule is Monday through Friday and the first shift hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

In our response to supporting agricultural producers with the implementation of climate smart ag practices, solar and other alternative energy-generating practices, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture is establishing a new unit and corresponding programming.

This Role 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 relating to climate smart ag practices, solar and other alternative energy-generating practices. You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-pace setting while devoting your time to critical programs which impact agricultural production and our environment!

Additional duties include:
  • Developing and implementing programs (including grant programs) in compliance with statutes associated with climate smart agricultural production or climate smart adaptation strategies including working knowledge of anaerobic digesters and alternative energy-generating practices.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact regarding solar on farmland; researching and preparing all agency responses related to the siting of solar energy systems on farmland.
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for the CT Siting Council. 
  • Being the agency representative to a number of state wide committees including, Drought Working Group, Invasive Plants Council, Council on Soil and Water, GC3, and others as to be determined.
  • Other related climate smart agricultural work as necessary. 
We offer competitive benefits including health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, and other supplemental benefits. Paid time off is also offered, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year, in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
We hope you take this opportunity to make an impact!

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To apply:
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
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If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at Jasmyn.Raymond@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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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 with the principles and practices of soil science
  • Experience with alternative energy generation systems and state and federal energy programs
  • Experience with climate smart agriculture or climate mitigation adaptation practices
  • Experience coordinating grant programs and preparing grant paperwork
  • Experience developing publications and guidelines on environmental issues or natural resources education
  • Experience coordinating with agricultural producers
  • Experience applying local, state and federal laws and regulations

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.