The State of Connecticut
, Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Supervising Environmental Analyst to join our team. This position will supervise and provide direct oversight for the Asbestos Program in our Environmental Health and Drinking Water (EHDW) Branch. This position will serve as a direct report to the Section Chief of the Environmental Health Section. The EHDW oversees activities related to drinking water supply purity and adequacy, food protection, private wells, subsurface sewage disposal, lead, radon, asbestos and over 15 environmental licensing and certification categories. See below for additional information on this great opportunity!
- Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday
- Work Hours: Full-time, First Shift, 35 hours per week
- There may be opportunities for an alternate work schedule and working remotely in accordance with State policies.
- Location: 410 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
- Industry leading health benefits with medical and dental coverage
- Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
- Retirement healthcare offerings
- Professional growth and development opportunities
- A healthy work/life balance!
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
- Supervising environmental analyst staff within the program responsible for permit processing, licensing and certification oversight, investigations and addressing complaints.
- Liaise with the Environmental Practitioner Licensing Program to license and regulate asbestos abatement contractors and asbestos consultants.
- Communicating with local health departments regarding notices of renovation and demolition received and on complaints.
- Ensuring that asbestos-containing materials in all K-12 schools (including public, private and not-for-profit) are correctly managed.
- Updating regulations and responding to legislative inquiries.
- Training new staff and assuring all staff training is up to date. Staff are required by Federal Regulations to have annual fit testing for respirator use and supervisor is responsible for maintaining staff compliance.
- Overseeing the asbestos notification and payment system. This system relies on paper documents to process the notification that asbestos work is going to be performed and the accompanying payment for the scope of work is correct. For auditing purposes, the supervisor needs to assure that the notifications and the payments are handled according to the method required by the CT State Auditors.
- Overseeing the preparation of federal EPA program grants, budgets, and reports.
MORE ABOUT THE AGENCY AND FACILITIES:
The Mission of the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to protect and improve the health and safety of the people of Connecticut by:
- Assuring the conditions in which people can be healthy
- Preventing disease, injury, and disability
- Promoting the equal enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, which is a human right and a priority of the state.
DPH accomplishes this through the implementation of its Strategic Plan which outlines the actions that DPH is taking to accomplish its Mission.
DPH's Asbestos Program has regulatory oversight of work performed on asbestos containing materials with a goal of reducing the possibility of exposure to asbestos, which is a known cancer-causing substance. The Asbestos Program ensures asbestos is removed properly as required by law and works together with the Environmental Practitioner Licensing Program to license and regulate asbestos abatement contractors and asbestos consultants. The Asbestos Program is also responsible for ensuring that asbestos-containing materials in schools (Kindergarten through Grade 12) are correctly managed. This supervisory position will be responsible for oversight of the Asbestos Program and for working with DPH legal staff to enforce the Department’s regulatory authority and address statute and regulatory changes.
FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING:
This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization.
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.
- In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
- 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.
- This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
Important Next Step Information for 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 on a daily basis 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 on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- 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, transcripts, diplomas, 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.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Connect With Us:
- 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. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Joseph K. Fried at Joseph.Fried@ct.gov, 860-924-7053.
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
Supervises a section engaged in development and implementation of departmental, local or statewide environmental plans and programs; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans office work; establishes and maintains office procedures; develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; supervises review and analysis of proposed and existing projects and legislation for environmental impact, consistency with policies and plans and economic benefits and costs; oversees preparation of environmental impact statements; directs administration of state and federal program budgets; supervises and coordinates special planning studies; identifies and describes state environmental goals and special problem topics; monitors and testifies at hearings; supervises and cooperates with consultants in project development; serves as agency representative at public and committee hearings and conferences; may prepare enforcement actions; may serve as department representative on various regulatory and advisory boards and committees; performs related duties as required.
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.
- Experience working in a lead or supervisory capacity within a regulatory agency
- Experience supervising professional environmental or public health staff
- Experience working with local health departments and other stakeholders
- Experience performing regulatory inspections
- Experience with grant writing and management
- Experience writing and implementing comprehensive work plans for a statewide program
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.