Supervising Environmental Analyst (35 Hour)

Recruitment #240228-6325EE-001


Are you an experienced leader with a passion for the state and its environment? 
If so, we invite you to discover this unique position! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), is seeking a Supervising Environmental Analyst to work with the Water Compliance, Enforcement, and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) program. 

What we can offer you
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'ForbesState of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • 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
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
  • A healthy work-life balance for all employees!
Position highlights
As a Supervising Environmental Analyst, you will be responsible for supervising staff performing inspections, compliance assistance, and administrative enforcement activities at industrial and commercial facilities pursuant to the state’s implementation of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, overseeing staff implementing the Concentrated Animal CAFO program through permitting and compliance activities, and leading staff dedicated to managing data and data systems related to such activities.

Supervisory duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Prioritizing and scheduling workflows;
  • Project assignment and workload tracking;
  • Overseeing and reviewing staff deliverables;
  • Providing staff training and feedback;
  • Conducting performance evaluations;
  • Establishing and maintaining standard working procedures; and
  • Supporting the administration of program funding.
In addition, this position is responsible for:
  • Overseeing program operations including permitting, field work, and data management activities;
  • Ensuring staff performance objectives are achieved;
  • Classifying violations of water discharge control statutes and regulations and determining appropriate enforcement response to noncompliance;
  • Managing compliance activities and developing informal and formal enforcement response to noncompliance with other internal programs and divisions, DEEP legal staff, the Attorney General’s Office, Chief State’s Attorney’s Office, and US Environmental Protection Agency in accordance with DEEP policies;
  • Performing field work activities inclusive of industrial, domestic, commercial, and agricultural wastewater discharge inspections and complaint investigations related to water discharges;
  • Managing records containing public and confidential files and organizing concise case documentation;
  • Calculating penalty recommendations using established policies;
  • Negotiating and resolving compliance and personnel matters in a diplomatic, professional, and effective manner;
  • Identifying both programmatic and environmental challenges and opportunities in a timely manner and initiating solutions and strategies to address such;
  • Preparing technical reports and correspondence;
  • Providing testimony at hearings;
  • Providing compliance assistance to program stakeholders and the general public;
  • Working independently and creatively to solve complex environmental challenges related to water pollution control; and
  • Performing other tasks as necessary to meet DEEP's statutory and regulatory responsibilities related to water program compliance. 
This position offers opportunities to serve as program representative on various regulatory and advisory boards, committees, and at professional conferences.

This hybrid position is full-time on first shift, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM (flexible).  This position is based out of DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.

About us
The CAFO Program, within the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division, operates with the purpose of controlling discharges of agricultural wastewater and stormwater from areas of animal confinement, feeding and maintenance.

DEEP is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for 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 and prosperous economic future for the state.

Selection Plan

Before 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
Important information for after you apply:
  • 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 questionnaire'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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Questions about this position should be directed to Mackenzie Robinson at


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.


  • 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.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; 
    • relevant agency policies and procedures; 
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
    • principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; 
    • environmental program planning principles and practices; 
  • Knowledge of statistics; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Skills in research and organization; 
  • Ability to
    • understand and interpret technical data; 
    • utilize computer software; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.


One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in an advanced working/working lead level capacity.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an Environmental Analyst 3.


  • 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.
  • 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 interpreting and implementing environmental laws or regulations pertaining to water quality or water pollution control. 
  • Experience independently planning, leading, and evaluating the activities of a team of environmental professionals. 
  • Experience managing two or more concurrent workflows to meet project deadlines.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and assessing business process improvements to increase business productivity.
  • Experience communicating environmental quality information to internal or external stakeholder groups, such as the general public, businesses, environmental professionals, or government officials both verbally and in writing. 
  • Experience researching and interpreting technical documents pertaining to environmental quality analyses including engineering drawings, site plans, specifications, chemical data, or reports. 
  • Experience collecting, tracking, querying, and verifying data and records using electronic data systems, including online dashboards, reporting, or state or federal data management systems. 


  • 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 danger of injury or physical harm from on-site environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.



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.