Environmental Analyst 2

State of Connecticut

Hartford, CT, USA 🇺🇸

LocationHartford, CT
Date Opened9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM
Salary$63,324* – $91,446/year (*New state employees start at the minimum)
Job TypeOpen to the Public
Close Date9/28/2022 11:59:00 PM

INTRODUCTION

Do you have the desire to make an impact on the states environment? 

If so, we invite you to discover this unique position! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Land & Water Resources Division (LWRD) is currently seeking an Environmental Analyst 2 to join our team in Hartford, CT. 

Our Mission: 

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 Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), our mission is to work together for the restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut’s water and land resources for current and future generations. 

Position Highlights: 

LWRD specifically provides land use planning, regulatory, and technical services directed to the management and protection of Long Island Sound, tidal and inland wetlands and watercourses. 

LWRD directly processes and reviews water and coastal resource permit applications; conducts investigations of violations of environmental laws and initiates appropriate enforcement actions; assists municipal partners in their administration of coastal and inland land use regulations; manages a coastal public access program; and coordinates and implements a variety of habitat restoration, land conservation, and resource mapping initiatives. 

This position is 35 hours per week, working Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. A hybrid work schedule is available. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 

  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work – life balance! 

SELECTION PLAN

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

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, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

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 [email protected].

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meets the requirements of the position. 

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 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. 

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at [email protected].

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

Duties are performed within the context of wetland mitigation and restoration. In this position you will:

  • Work with conservation partners to identify and evaluate potential restoration/mitigation sites and concept plans, and to develop, manage and advance restoration/mitigation projects throughout Connecticut.
  • Provide technical support to the CT Dept of Transportation and carry out the identification, evaluation, negotiation, and approval of potential wetland restoration/mitigation sites for the program.
  • Prepare scopes of work for wetland restoration, enhancement, or re-establishment.
  • Develop and review performance monitoring and reporting activities on wetland mitigation projects.
  • Research mitigation program requirements, develop, recommend, and implement goals and objectives and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Coordinate the possible development and implementation of a wetland bank including researching, developing, analyzing, and interpreting mitigation banking options.
  • Conduct field, geospatial, photographic, and regulatory records investigations to assess restoration/mitigation site conditions.
  • Provide technical consultation to local, regional, state, federal officials, and the public.
  • Represent the Department as an expert witness and provide testimony on natural resources and environmental issues at public hearings.
  • Prepare written documents including, technical reports and assessments, contracts, and memoranda of agreement/understanding, and general correspondence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. For State Employees one (1) year of experience as a Environmental Analyst 1 may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Coursework in biology, ecology, or wetland systems; 
  • Professional experience with wetland restoration or mitigation projects;
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting engineering drawings or plans; 
  • Experience using geographic information systems for the purpose of generating cartographic output, or to analyze data to solve a problem or answer a question; 
  • Experience developing and interpreting technical reports or data relating to wetlands restoration or wetlands mitigation; 
  • Experience communicating (verbally and in writing) data relating to wetlands restoration or wetlands mitigation to peers, supervisors, government officials, or public audiences. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. 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.


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