Environmental Analyst 1 (35 Hour)


Recruitment #240405-0227EE-001


Do you want to utilize your skills and make a difference? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, please read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!  

The Position:
The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Public Health (DPH), is currently seeking two qualified and motivated individuals to join our team as an Environmental Analyst 1.  

Our Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch houses the Drinking Water Section (DWS), which provides technical assistance, education, and regulatory enforcement to approximately 2,400 public drinking water systems in Connecticut that utilize 150 reservoirs and 4,000 groundwater sources to provide public drinking water to approximately 2.9 million people on a daily basis. The DWS is entrusted to protect and promote healthy people in healthy Connecticut communities by assuring the use and distribution of high-quality public drinking water for human consumption. 

  • LOCATION: Hartford, CT 
  • SCHEDULE:  Typical work schedule of Monday - Friday.
  • WORK HOURS: Full-Time, First Shift, 35 hours per week. A flex schedule may be permitted following the successful completion of a working test period, including opportunities for an alternate work schedule. This position allows for teleworking in accordance with State policies
What We Can Offer You: 
  • The opportunity 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
  • 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
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • 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.

You Will Discover The Opportunity To:

  • Engage in a rewarding career;
  • Showcase your talents in a meaningful role;
  • Thrive in an exciting environment;
  • Provide support to a division that is passionate about the work we do;
  • Work together in a collaborative team environment.

The Role:

Under the supervision of a Supervising Environmental Engineer in the Rule Implementation Unit, these Environmental Analyst 1 positions will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and State of Connecticut drinking water regulations and statutes. 
  • Review and evaluate water quality data to determine public water system compliance with the SDWA Rules and compiling water system data for emerging contaminants.
  • Maintain information in the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) database or other applicable database, as required, to track compliance as part of our partnership agreement with EPA. 
  • Provide technical guidance to the general public, public water systems, certified operators, consultants, local health departments, municipal and regional governments.
  • Assist in reviewing and approving sampling site plans, inventories, compliance monitoring plans, or other required plans for public water systems to ensure compliance with the regulation requirements. 
  • Review and trend water quality parameters after treatment project is in operation to ensure that treatment is maintained and operated within approved ranges and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Review and process water quality monitoring reduction and waiver requests.
  • Review and trend water quality results to verify compliance. 
  • Attend relevant trainings to develop subject matter expertise on SDWA rule related subjects.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures, new forms, new document templates, and web resources to help facilitate and streamline compliance determinations and data gathering/sharing for drinking water infrastructure and emerging contaminants.

About Us: 
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, and 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.

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Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • 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.
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  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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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, 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.
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In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental program data and issues within the environmental field and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action and implementation of policy and program decisions.

In other state agencies this class is accountable for performing a limited range of tasks in the planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of environmental program data and issues and assisting in the development of recommendations for courses of action.


  • Assists in developing departmental, statewide or local environmental plans and programs; 
  • Assists in research, collection and analysis of resources, data and educational materials; 
  • Assists in review and analysis of proposed projects for consistency with policies, statutes and environmental impact; 
  • Assists in coordinating data base maintenance and disseminating information; 
  • Assists in drafting new regulations, statutes, guidelines and other written materials; 
  • Assists in formulating policy options; 
  • Assists in providing technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials and the public; 
  • Assists in coordinating federal grant-in-aid programs and preparing related documentation; 
  • Assists in developing enforcement actions and reports; 
  • Assists in reviewing and developing recommendations on environmental permit requests; 
  • Assists in developing and implementing environmental and leisure services education programs; 
  • Assists in preparing environmental impact statements and recommendations for corrective actions and/or alternatives; 
  • May assist in conducting site investigations; 
  • May assist in preparing publications and guidelines on environmental protection, natural resource education and economic development issues; 
  • Prepares environmental permit applications; 
  • May prepare enforcement actions; 
  • May serve as department representative on regulatory and advisory boards and/or committees; 
  • May serve as legislative liaison; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


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


Five (5) years of experience involving technical analysis and interpretation of environmental program data or planning and implementing environmental programs.


  • 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; 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 biological, earth, 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.
  • For state employees one (1) year of experience as an Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 may be substituted for the General Experience.
  • Successful completion of an Environmental Trainee program approved by the Department of Administrative Services may be substituted for the General Experience.

NOTE: Education may only be substituted for a total of five (5) years.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical discipline. 
  • Experience working with environmental and/or drinking water public health regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in water quality analysis or drinking water protection measures.
  • Experience assessing compliance with regulations and developing strategies in achieving compliance with regulations.
  • Experience using oral and written communication, including interpersonal communication, to relay complex information to individuals or groups. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and utilizing database programs such as Microsoft Access.
  • Experience with managing multiple priorities and projects.
  • Experience working in a team and independently.


  • 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.