Environmental Analyst II
Department of Environmental Protection
 Springfield, MA

The

Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) - is the state agency

responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and

hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of

hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal

resources.

MassDEP

seeks applicants for the (1) position of Environmental Analyst II (EA II). The

position is assigned to the Western Regional Office (WERO) Bureau of Air and Waste, located in Springfield, MA.

Initially

assigned to the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW), Solid Waste Program, the EA II,

under the supervision of a higher grade employee, will perform inspections of

facilities that are subject to the Solid Waste, Air Quality, Hazardous Waste,

Industrial Wastewater, Toxic Use and the Underground Storage tanks

programs. The EA II will work with the

supervisor to assess the compliance of the inspected facilities and to initiate

enforcement action where applicable. In

addition, the EA II will assist in permit related activities, compliance

assistance, complaint investigations and other tasks as directed by the

supervisor or the section chief. Although this position will primarily be in Solid Waste, as

a crossover position, the EA II may rotate to different work units as needs

arise.

Detailed

Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

Assist

in compliance assessment activities, which may include permit reviews, report

reviews and inspections of facilities and locations to evaluate compliance with

the Commonwealth's Solid Waste regulations including assuring compliance with

waste ban, facility operations, closure and post closure use and monitoring.

In addition, as needed assist in compliance

assessment activities, which may include permit reviews, report reviews and

inspections of facilities and locations to evaluate compliance with the

Commonwealth's Air Quality, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Wastewater, Underground

Storage Tanks, the Massachusetts Mercury Act and Toxic Use Reduction

regulations.

  • Assist
    with other permit related activities as needed.
  • Investigate
    complaints and referrals received from the public, other governmental agencies
    and other Department Bureaus.Prepare
    inspection reports in conformance with the Bureau's policies and procedures,
    which would memorialize the observations made during the inspection and
    identify noncompliance with the applicable regulations.
  • Assist
    in the development of enforcement cases and draft enforcement documents in
    accordance with the Department's guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Draft
    correspondence letters and related documents.
  • Participate
    in meetings with the members of the facility owners/operators, the public,
    other federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Participate
    in Enforcement Conferences and other meetings with facility owners and
    operators.
  • Provide
    technical and regulatory assistance to the public, regulated community and
    other federal, state and local government agencies.
  • Provide
    program support to the Department in the Administrative Appeals and/or Civil
    Action proceedings.
  • Perform
    administrative duties, which may include file management, database management
    and tracking.
  • Participate
    in internal and external meetings, training and coordination with the
    headquarters and other regional offices.
  • Must be
    able to wear and utilize safety equipment (i.e. respirators) and use tools
    (i.e. manhole cover lift)
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the unit Supervisor or the Section Chief.

Qualifications

Required at Hire

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of
    environmental science and public health
  • Knowledge
    of the principles and practices of pollution control, pollution prevention and
    waste reduction/minimization and recycling
  • Knowledge
    of the principles and practices of solid waste, hazardous waste management
  • Knowledge
    of the principles and practices of Underground Storage Tank operation and
    maintenance
  • Knowledge
    of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in environmental science and
    public health
  • Knowledge
    of the types and uses of instruments and equipment, both portable and
    stationary, used in measuring environmental conditions
  • Knowledge
    of the properties and characteristics of carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens and
    other toxicological agents
  • Knowledge
    of the entry and fate of acute toxins in the human body
  • Knowledge
    of mathematical computations used in solving environmental problems
  • Knowledge
    of elementary algebra
  • Knowledge
    of trigonometry, plane geometry, and solid geometry
  • Knowledge
    of the methods of general and technical writing
  • Knowledge
    of the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs, and tables
  • Ability
    to read and interpret documents such as risk assessments, chemical analysis,
    biological analysis, and hydrology reports
  • Ability
    to operate instruments and equipment used in measuring environmental conditions
  • Ability
    to perform mathematical calculations using formulae to solve environmental
    science problems
  • Ability
    to prepare technical and general reports
  • Ability
    to prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables
  • Ability
    to maintain accurate records
  • Ability
    to write concisely, express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in a logical
    sequence
  • Ability
    to work accurately with numbers, codes, and symbols
  • Ability
    to give oral or written instructions in a precise, understandable manner
  • Ability
    to assemble items of information according to establish procedures
  • Ability
    to understand, apply, and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies,
    procedures, specifications and guidelines governing assigned unit activities
  • Ability
    to analyze and determine the applicability of environmental science data to
    draw and make appropriate conclusions
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others
  • Ability
    to deal tactfully with others
  • Ability
    to establish rapport with others
  • Ability
    to work independently
  • Ability
    to adapt to varying work situations
  • Ability
    to respond calmly and both obey and give instructions during environmental
    emergencies

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.

Substitutions:

I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.