Local recruitment: Environmental Analyst II 

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Springfield, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Description

The Massachusetts 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, the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources and commits to address Environmental Justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth. MassDEP’s mission is to protect and enhance the Commonwealth’s natural resources – air, water, and land – to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. In carrying out this mission MassDEP commits to address and advance environmental justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth, provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.​

MassDEP seeks applicants for one position of Environmental Analyst II (EA II). The position is assigned to the Western Regional Office (WERO) Drinking Water Program (DWP), located in Springfield, MA. 

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Program Chief or assigned staff of a higher grade, the EA II assists in the implementation of the MA Drinking Water Regulations and the Safe Drinking Water Act with emphasis in the following areas:

  • Drinking Water Section record maintenance and tracking of Drinking Water Section accomplishments
  • Tracking and ensuring compliance with requirements of enforcement agreements with and orders, permit and inspection approvals for public water systems.
  • Conducting Sanitary Surveys or other inspections of public water systems.
  • Evaluating the technical, managerial and financial operations of public water supplies.
  • Reviewing and evaluating drinking water related chemical addition systems and other treatment systems.
  • Reviewing source development, source protection and water withdrawals.
  • Assisting public water systems with troubleshooting problems as public water systems.
  • Writing inspection reports, correspondence, conducting associated data entry and following up on corrective actions.
  • Reviewing and evaluating water quality monitoring data including; Lead and Copper monitoring data, bacteria monitoring data, PFAS monitoring data and all other water quality monitoring by Public Water Systems.
  • Assist in gathering information regarding the compliance with regulations to support enforcement cases for public water systems associated with violations discovered during inspections or in review of Water Quality monitoring data.
  • Providing technical assistance to public water systems, municipal officials and general public.
  • Implementing MassDEP Drinking Water Program, Regional and Federal Initiatives.
  • Maintaining MassDEP’s database systems as appropriate.
  • Application of drinking water requirements to situations at Public Water Systems to determine compliance and to recommend actions.

In addition to the primary focus on water duties this position may, depending upon the skills of the applicant and needs of MassDEP, occasionally be assigned to perform duties related to wastewater or other functions. 

Performance of these duties requires the professional environmental analytical work of substantial difficulty and importance with some latitude for self-directed and/or unreviewed action and decision, requiring independent judgment and skill.

The selected candidate must be able to:

  • wear and utilize safety equipment.
  • climb stairs and ladders.
  • negotiate uneven terrain, catwalks and heights.
  • lift up to 40 pounds.
  • maintain a valid driver’s license.

The preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience:

  • Professional experience in environmental science as it relates to drinking water treatment facilities and water quality analysis.
  • Knowledge of water supply processes including water treatment, distribution and operation.
  • Familiarity with water quality testing and procedures associated with water supply facilities. Experience in water quality sampling, analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience in conducting compliance evaluations.
  • Capacity to learn the Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations, 310 CMR 22.00, the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and relevant MassDEP Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Ability to explain and apply laws and regulations, particularly in the area of water supply facility regulation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both in oral and written forms and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, regulated entities, and the public.
  • Knowledge and experience with computers, including GIS applications, Windows applications, and Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency in Spanish/bilingual.

A cover letter and resume expressing your interest in this position must be submitted as part of the application process.  These documents must be specifically attached to the requisition for which you are applying.

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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.

Comprehensive Benefits

When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future.

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

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

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.  Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements.  We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Environmental Analyst II

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight

Job: Science

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting:  Jan 11, 2023, 1:08:20 AM

Number of Openings: 2

Salary: 62,326.94 – 91,310.96 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Glynis L Bugg – 6173484040

Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES – Engineers/Scientists

Confidential: No

Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development