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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst II in Springfield, Massachusetts

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.

Job: *Science

Organization: *Department of Environmental Protection

Title: Environmental Analyst II

Location: Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight

Requisition ID: 2000059T

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