STATE OF CONNECTICUT EXECUTIVE BRANCH JOBS

Environmental Analyst 2 (35 Hour)

Recruitment #240311-3407EE-001

Introduction


Do you have experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs?
If so, we invite you to check out this opportunity with the State of Connecticut!

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has multiple openings for Environmental Analyst 2 to support the Land Acquisition and Management Office's (LAM) property management, land acquisition, and grant administration functions.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • 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, vacation, and personal leave.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - the 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.
  • We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Discover the opportunity to: 
  • To work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State 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.
  • 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.  
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POSITION HIGHLIGHTS
This is a full-time, 35 hours per week position on first shift, Monday-Friday. This is a hybrid position.

At DEEP, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment. Particularly within LAM, we are focused on conserving land, providing resources to partners for land conservation, and balancing the use of DEEP property with the myriad of important resources that they protect and provide for the public.

These positions will provide critical support for acquiring new lands to be owned by DEEP, handling DEEP property management matters and administrating grants to others for enhancing and protecting open space across Connecticut. For lands and waters which DEEP currently owns and controls, support will include responding to requests for the use of, and resolving unauthorized encroachments at, State held open space lands.

These positions offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to collaborate across the agency to make a difference in natural resource and public benefit outcomes. The work associated with these positions is different every day, creating new and exciting opportunities to collaborate and expand one’s knowledge. The work in LAM creates tangible connections to on the ground projects that allow one to see results in real time.

For specific position duties, please see the "Examples of Duties" section below.

ABOUT US
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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Selection Plan

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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 DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.
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 Jake Ferrari at jake.ferrari@ct.gov.

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

  • Conducts specialized historical, land records, GIS, and natural resource investigations
  • Provides technical assistance for municipalities, other agencies, and private entities requesting use of DEEP-owned property
  • Formulates environmental policies and management practices in conjunction with other agency departments
  • Reviews projects for consistency with policies, plans and statutes
  • Conducts negotiations to acquire property and property rights
  • Makes recommendations for purchase offers
  • Prepares leases, deeds, easements and other agreements related to land acquisition and property management
  • Reviews appraisals, title work, surveys and engineering plans
  • Conducts site investigations of encroachments, proposed land acquisitions, and other property management matters
  • Coordinates state and federal grants programs
  • Prepares federal and municipal grant applications, contracts and budget information
  • Prepares reports and correspondence with various individuals and entities
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Knowledge of
    • principles and practices in fields relative to environmental protection; 
    • principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; 
    • local, state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and policies pertaining to environmental protection; 
    • environmental program planning principles and practices; 
    • statistics; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
    • in research and organization; 
  • Ability to
    • understand and interpret legislation and technical data; 
    • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience simultaneously managing two or more projects with shifting priorities. 
  • Experience assessing conflicting resource concerns while negotiating legal document terms and property purchase agreements.
  • Experience communicating technical, legal, appraisal and policy information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience administering and applying for grants.
  • Experience implementing new approaches to address property, public use, environmental, or natural resource challenges.
  • Experience performing municipal land records research and interpreting legal documents, property appraisals, maps, and engineering plans.
  • Experience with the principles and practices of land acquisition by purchase, including conservation easements and real property title examination, abstraction and conveyance.
  • Experience preparing easements, licenses, leases and deeds for land acquisition or property management.
  • Experience navigating legal, political and financial project implications.
  • Experience creating maps and analyzing data using ArcGIS software.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.


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