Local recruitment: Environmental Analyst III 

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Worcester, UK 🇬🇧

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 the position of Environmental Analyst III within the Bureau of Water Resources (BWR), Wastewater Program.  The BWR program is charged with regional implementation of MassDEP Wastewater Regulations to ensure the protection of public health.  This position is based in MassDEP’s Central Regional Office, Worcester, Massachusetts and will be responsible for conducting regulatory compliance and enforcement activities associated with wastewater treatment facility and sewer collection systems, preparing enforcement documents, conducting reviews of proposed wastewater related projects, performing site inspections of existing and proposed wastewater related facilities, preparing inspection reports, reviewing reports, tracking compliance of permits and enforcement actions, providing technical assistance to the public local officials, maintaining records, and the assessment and documentation of potential impacts to public health, safety and the environment. Additionally, the position will oversee the tracking of sanitary sewer overflows and combined sewer overflows associated with wastewater regulations.  MassDEP’s Central Regional Office serves 77 cities and towns situated in central Massachusetts.

Working at MassDEP is a great opportunity to do meaningful work that helps reduce the impacts of climate change and air pollution for all people of the Commonwealth now and for future generations.  MassDEP personnel are remarkably talented, dedicated, enthusiastic, and supportive.

Duties for the position include:

  1. Reviews reports for conformance and compliance with Department regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  2. Reviews operation reports and other records for conformance with proper operating practices and compliance with permit requirements.
  3. Review public notification of sanitary sewer overflows and combined sewer overflows events for compliance with approved plans.
  4. Review and score Project Evaluation Forms (PEFs) related to decisions to fund or not fund State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects.
  5. Conducts field investigations of wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment systems for compliance with plan approvals and permit requirements. Prepares detailed reports based on comprehensive field notes.
  6. Collects water, wastewater, and sludge samples, and other evidence in a manner suitable for use in enforcement proceedings. Prepares accurate and comprehensive field reports which may serve as the basis for compliance or enforcement actions.
  7. Prepare enforcement related documents as assigned.
  8. Provide technical advice concerning interpretation of Department regulations, policies, and other aspects of wastewater management to public and stakeholders.
  9. Remain abreast of technological advances and regulatory changes in wastewater management programs.
  10. Maintain databases, tracking systems, and records.
  11. Assist with development of training events, materials, technical assistance documents and participate in public presentations, as assigned.
  12. Provide technical assistance to Boards of Health in the Central Region on Title 5 related matters and other program issues; and
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications at hire:

  • Knowledge of the principles of sanitary engineering, wastewater collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal.
  • Knowledge of 310 CMR 15.000-Title 5, onsite wastewater disposal regulations, 314 CMR 5.00 – Groundwater Discharge regulations, 314 CMR 12.00- Operations Regulations, and 314 CMR 16.00-Public Notification regulations.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering plans, specification, and technical reports.
  • Ability to express ideas and technical information clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prepare accurate documents with minimal supervision.
  • High level of professional conduct and demeanor and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers.
  • Ability to interpret data, plans, maps, and schematics.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to organize, compile information and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to review technical correspondence and compile results of data.
  • Ability to follow instructions, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Strong data management skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience and ability to wear and utilize safety equipment, climb stairs and ladders, negotiate uneven terrain, catwalks, and heights, and lift up to 40 pounds. 
  • Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license or equivalent is required.

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) four 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 two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

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 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 three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* 

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

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

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 III

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Worcester – 8 New Bond St

Job: Science

Agency: Department of Environmental Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Feb 8, 2023, 10:17:42 PM

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: 68,564.34 – 100,370.14 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Melixza Esenyie – 6176261282

Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES – Engineers/Scientists

Confidential: No

Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes


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