Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 (35 Hour)

Underground Storage Tank (UST)

Recruitment #240628-2879EE-001


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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is recruiting for an Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 to join our team within the Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division, based out of DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.

This position will primarily focus on conducting Underground Storage Tank (UST) compliance inspections and enforcement in the field to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and related activities.

Although the position is headquartered in Hartford, the Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 will be working from their vehicle and will rarely need to come to the office. In general, the Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 will begin and end their day at the location where their assigned work vehicle is garaged. This is typically at an approved state property near their home.

The primary goal of the UST inspection process is to promote compliance with the UST Regulations and Statutes and protect human health and the environment from potential hazards associated with leaks, spills, and releases. Leaks from USTs can result in impacts to drinking water supplies and create other hazards. The federal Energy Policy Act mandates that UST systems, with some exceptions, be inspected every 3 years. In Connecticut, this represents more than 1,800 sites with more than 5,000 tanks inspected. This equates to a minimum of 200 field inspections to be completed annually by the Environmental Compliance Specialist 2.

This field position is a 35 hour per week, first shift, full-time position. A flexible schedule is available subject to approval, working Monday to Friday.

A state vehicle, field tablet/computer equipment, and cellular phone will be provided for state business use. No telework is available with this position.
Please see EXAMPLES OF DUTIES below for more information.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (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.

Within the Bureau of Materials Management & Compliance Assurance (MMCA), our mission is to work to ensure the proper management - handling, use, and disposal - of materials including pesticides, mercury, PCBs, and petroleum products. Through a number of different mechanisms - outreach and education, product handling efforts and phase outs, training, and regulatory activity - the Department is working to develop better stewardship of these materials to protect environmental quality and public safety for Connecticut's current and future generations.


Selection Plan

  • 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
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  • 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.
For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from branch to branch but it does not impact your state service credit.

For technical questions regarding the filling of your application, please contact Benjamin Beaudry at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the inspection, monitoring, data collection and evaluation of various types of residential, industrial, commercial, institutional or municipal operations and/or facilities.


  • Conducts on-site inspections of a specific type of facility or operation which may involve observation of operating conditions and/or sampling or auditing of emissions and/or effluents by manual or instrumental methods to determine compliance with or sanctioning under federal and state environmental laws and regulations and, when applicable, environmental permits; 
  • Conducts source testing activities with consultants and facility owners and monitors test equipment performance; 
  • Witnesses technical source tests to ensure proper process and procedure; 
  • Inspects specific facilities, operations and equipment to identify or evaluate malfunctions or non-compliance; 
  • Reviews applicable procedures and test plans to ensure completeness and accuracy; 
  • Makes recommendations to ensure corrective action taken on violations; 
  • Reviews and evaluates records and reports that may include testing results and data analyses to determine facility compliance; 
  • Recommends and/or drafts Notices of Violation; 
  • Performs routine mathematical computations and analysis; 
  • Participates in enforcement activities to obtain compliance with permits and regulations; 
  • Participates in training of lower level staff as assigned; 
  • Prepares correspondence, inspection reports, enforcement reports and documents; 
  • Conducts follow-up enforcement activities to ensure compliance with relevant permits and regulations; 
  • May confer with representative of facilities, consultants, municipal and state officials in matters relevant to assignment; 
  • May be required to respond to complaints; 
  • May review documents and contracts for compliance; 
  • May respond to on-site incidents; 
  • May direct clean-up operations by contractors;
  • May collect data; 
  • May issue field citations; 
  • May attend hearings or testify in court; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of
    • principles, practices and systems of environmental protection relevant to assignment; 
    • techniques used to conduct environmental inspections; 
    • appropriate statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned bureau; 
    • personal safety equipment; 
  • Skills
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Ability to
    • perform research and data analysis; 
    • read and interpret statutes, regulations and policies relevant to assigned bureau; 
    • utilize computer software.


Four (4) years of experience in environmental compliance programs relevant to assigned area including inspections and/or enforcement activities.


College training in natural, chemical, biological or environmental sciences or engineering technology 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.


  • Experience communicating in person, by phone, and in writing with the public, the regulated community, and agencies regarding Underground Storage Tanks (USTs);
  • Experience conducting fieldwork independently;
  • Experience organizing technical information and data;
  • Experience reading and interpreting statutes, regulations and reports pertaining to Underground Storage Tank (UST) compliance;
  • Experience with tank and piping construction materials for Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems, methods of release detection and prevention including interrogating Automatic Tank Gauging (ATG) systems, and alarm system configurations;
  • Experience using hand tools including crow bars and manhole lifting devices;
  • Experience with environmental fieldwork safety precautions including personal protective equipment (PPE), safe lifting techniques and traffic control;
  • Experience using databases, word-processing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Experience collecting soil, surface water and well samples.


  • 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 difficult and dangerous conditions including chemicals and hazardous materials, heights 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.

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