State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III in Belchertown, Massachusetts
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.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct, plan and prepare written reports on water quality in Quabbin and Ware River watersheds and field offices, including development and implementation of sampling plan(s); data review and analysis; and associated field work. Conduct technical review of projects, proposals and facilities to determine suitability and compliance with applicable environmental regulations. Coordinate special investigations. Perform related work as required. **
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Prepares and/or reviews scientific reports, studies and analytical data on environmental impacts and processes including those associated with the construction and/or operation of facilities such as waste disposal and sewage treatment plants, incinerators, and those pertaining to air and water pollution control measures.
-Writes memoranda, letters and technical or general reports concerning the
environment to provide information and makes recommendations regarding
such matters as public and private water supplies, environmental pollution
control surveys and inspections, and the status of projects.
-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 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
-Participate in meetings and/or conferences with agency staff, contractors and
interested parties on environmental issues such as air, water, soil and wetlands
impacts, public health effects; and advise interested parties on agency
-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
-Develop and maintain computer programs to track environmental data.
-Conduct meetings and/or conferences with agency staff, contractors and
interested parties on environmental issues such as air, water, soil and wetland
impacts, public health effects and investigating and resolving problems.
-Recommend operational strategies for dealing with compliance and
enforcement in the area of public health and environmental protection.
-Perform and document Environmental Quality Assessments of Portions of the
Watershed through field work and record searches.
-Other duties as needed.
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.
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.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job: *Environmental and Energy
Organization: *Department of Conservation & Recreation
Title: Environmental Analyst III
Location: Massachusetts-Belchertown-485 Ware Road
Requisition ID: 1800081V