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- NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
- Sick and personal leave.
- We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
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- Engage in a rewarding career.
- Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
- Make a difference in the public sector.
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
Within the Enforcement Division, the Field Enforcement Unit is responsible for:
- Conducting on-site compliance evaluations of Title V/major, synthetic minor, and true minor sources of air pollution to assess compliance with state and federal air quality statutes and regulations.
- Conducting inspections and investigations associated with public complaints, stage 1 gasoline vapor recovery, open burning, violation notice compliance, and state order compliance.
- Under general supervision, the incumbent will be responsible for performing the most technically complex duties within these functional areas, including training and mentoring training - and journey-level staff. The incumbent may lead the implementation of Field Enforcement Unit initiatives.
- This position will require routine in-state travel in support of the unit's work, e.g., conducting on-site inspections.
- This position will require infrequent out-of-state travel for training and to attend regional and national work groups and conferences.
- This position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. This is a full-time, 35 hour per week, Monday through Friday position. This position may include opportunities for a hybrid schedule that includes telework.
Within the Bureau of Air Management (BAM), our mission is to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by implementing regulatory programs and supporting policies to advance clean air and climate change objectives, advance radiation safety, and promote public health.
The Bureau consists of four divisions: Planning & Standards, Engineering, Radiation, and Enforcement.
CT DEEP is charged with conserving, protecting, and improving Connecticut’s natural resources and environment as well as making clean, reliable, and affordable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in supporting economic development and job creation in Connecticut as well as fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
For an inside look at what it is like to work as a State of Connecticut employee, check out the video below!
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
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- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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 the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Management this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the most complex tasks in engineering studies of the effectiveness of stationary and mobile source air pollution controls involving air pollution monitoring equipment and the enforcement of air pollution regulations.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Specific programmatic responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
- Independently conduct inspections of highly complex Title V facilities.
- Independently conduct inspections of large facilities with numerous, diverse, and/or unique emission sources.
- Independently conduct inspections of sources at which complex compliance issues have been identified or are believed to be occurring.
- Coordinate and conduct multimedia inspections with other divisions within the Department and/or with outside government agencies.
- Independently conduct inspections in relation to public complaints, stage I gasoline vapor recovery, open burning, violation notice compliance, and state order compliance.
- Independently interact with public complainants to ascertain the nature of the complaint, investigate the complaint, and explain the Department’s regulatory authority relative to the complaint.
- Quantify sources’ potential and actual emissions by reviewing/auditing emission and process data and by utilizing accepted emission quantification calculation methodologies and models.
- Exercise a thorough understanding of air pollution control principles for all source categories.
- Write comprehensive and detailed inspection reports and compile documentation and evidence to support enforcement actions, as appropriate.
- Draft and recommend the issuance of Notices of Violation to address violations of federal regulations and state statutes, regulations, permits, and orders.
- Coordinate compliance activities with staff of the Enforcement Division’s Investigations, Source Emission Monitoring, Administrative Enforcement, and Compliance Analysis and Coordination units.
- Provide comments on pending permitting matters before the Department.
- Train and mentor training- and journey-level staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of sources and types of air pollution and methods of control;
- Knowledge of
- laws and regulations concerning air pollution engineering and control;
- data collection and analysis techniques;
- instrumentation and techniques for monitoring air pollution;
- quality assurance plans;
- industrial, mechanical and chemical processes;
- engineering related computer applications;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- Ability to
- design, calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain telemetry, meteorological monitoring and electronic data handling equipment;
- evaluate cost effectiveness of air pollution control equipment;
- utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of experience as an engineer or scientist in an air pollution control program or as an engineer or technician in the installation, operation, calibration, modification, maintenance and repair of chemical, mechanical, meteorological and electronics equipment and instruments including two (2) years directly related to air pollution control.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in applied mathematics, biological or physical sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics 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.
- A Master's degree in applied mathematics, biological or physical sciences, engineering, meteorology, public health or statistics may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 2 or two (2) years of experience as an Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Engineer 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.
- Experience utilizing the principles and practices of air pollution control to conduct compliance evaluations of air emission sources;
- Experience analyzing air pollution data and quantifying actual and potential emissions utilizing emission calculation methodologies and models;
- Experience interpreting, applying, and enforcing air pollution control statutes, regulations, and permits and identifying and targeting sources for regulatory compliance purposes;
- Experience communicating technical, regulatory, and policy information pertaining to the air quality field to audiences verbally and in writing;
- Experience leading projects in the air pollution control field.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
- 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 risk of injury, physical harm, discomfort and to moderately disagreeable working conditions on occasion.
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.
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.