Local recruitment: Environmental Analyst III

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Belchertown, MA, USA 🇺🇸

Environmental Analyst III – Quabbin  (23000AAI)

Description

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, golf courses, trails, and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Environmental Analyst III. The position is to be located in Belchertown, MA.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will conduct research on potential sources of environmental impacts in the Quabbin Reservoir Watershed and oversee rights-of-ways (such as those associated with power lines and roadways) and issues related to encroachments onto the Division of Watershed Protection property in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed, including review and inspection of proposed projects or DWSP property, data review and analysis, and associated fieldwork. The position conducts technical reviews of projects, proposals, and facilities to determine suitability and compliance with applicable environmental regulations and coordinates special investigations. Performs related work as required. This may include the supervision of one direct report.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

-Writes memoranda, letters, and technical or general reports concerning the environment to provide information and make recommendations regarding such matters as public and private water supplies, environmental pollution control surveys and inspections, and the status of projects.

– Conduct annual Environmental Quality Assessment research and report writing tasks. 

-Documents and investigates encroachments onto DWSP property. Working with the Regional Director, position will contact abutting landowners and meet in the field to discuss encroachments and determine means of correction; prepare official communication related to the encroachment; engage DCR legal when necessary, conduct follow-up field visits on existing encroachments to determine their status and maintain a spatial database of ongoing activities.

-Oversee powerline Rights-of-Way management on DWSP property including the annual review and comment on Yearly Operation and Vegetation Management Plans; conduct pre- and post-management site visits on the ROWs to document any concerns and recommend actions.

-Conducts tests and surveys such as vegetational surveys, water quality sampling, and/or geological surveys.

-Performs related duties as assigned such as collecting, compiling, and correlating environmental data; reading manufacturers’ publications and meeting with manufacturers’ representatives to keep abreast of the latest technical advances, new products, product prices, safety hazards, and specifications; maintaining records; providing technical advice on such matters as environmental impact and regulatory codes; and attending meetings and conferences.

-Participate in meetings and/or conferences with agency staff, contractors, and interested parties on environmental issues such as air, water, soil, and wetlands impact, and public health effects; and advise interested parties on agency regulations.

-Perform environmental analysis of the impacts of construction and other modifications of the environment on water supply and water quality of surface water, groundwater, and wetlands.

-Assist in determining compliance with applicable laws and standards and recommend enforcement actions and corrective measures.

-Respond to emergency releases of oil or hazardous materials.

-Inspect consultant work tasks in the field.

-Review and recommend data collection methods for soil, air, waste, and water sampling.

-Recommend operational strategies for compliance and enforcement in public health and environmental protection.

-Other duties as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

-Proficiency using ArcGIS Pro, Survey123, and Field Maps.

-Knowledge of rights-of-ways management and regulations.

-Knowledge of roadway management and construction.

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

Official Title: Environmental Analyst III

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Belchertown-485 Ware Road

Job: Environmental and Energy

Agency: Department of Conservation & Recreation

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: Sep 18, 2023, 5:19:07 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: Moneesha Dasgupta – 6176261282

Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES – Engineers/Scientists

Confidential: No

Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes


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