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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III in Worcester, Massachusetts

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, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III within the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC). The Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup is charged with ensuring immediate and effective response to environmental emergencies, such as oil spills and chemical fires, as well as timely assessment and cleanup of hazardous waste sites by private parties responsible for them. This position will be based in MassDEP’s Central Regional Office, Worcester, MA and will respond to releases of oil and hazardous materials ensuring time-critical responses are taken, supervise state contractors responding to release events and conducting risk reduction activities. The position is expected to participate in 24/7 ER On-Call rotations, as needed, and will also investigate sites contaminated with oil and hazardous materials and ensure compliance with M.G.L. c. 21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. MassDEP's Central Regional Office serves 77 cities and towns situated in central Massachusetts. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Receive 2 and 72 hour release and threat of release notification conditions under the MCP, gather and process the available information and issues immediate verbal requirements for Responsible Parties and/or Potentially Responsible Parties for assessment and/or response actions appropriate for the reported release condition(s) 2. Participate in 24/7 ER On-Call rotations, providing direct oversight and supervision of MassDEP contractors during ER incidents and giving MassDEP approvals. 3. Assist in inspection and regulation of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) in coordination with the Bureau of Air and Waste, as needed 4. Respond to complaints, conducts inspections of sites, collects samples, explains regulatory requirements and possible violations to Responsible Parties, Licensed Site Professionals, interested parties. 5. Complete required training deemed necessary for MassDEP emergency responder staff. 6. Explain complex and technical and regulatory standards to a broad audience including LSPs and the general pubic 7. Issues Notices of Responsibilities and other correspondence relating to the performance of Immediate Response Actions (e.g. IRA approval and/or denial letters, Requests for Information, Interim Deadline Letters) to Responsible Parties and/or Potential Responsible Parties. 8. Reviews, approves, conditionally approves or denies Immediate Response Action documents, completes Level I and II audits to ensure actions meet the regulatory requirements and performance standards. 9. Completes all required eDEP, EPICS and program drive submittals to document work and maintain public record. 10. Prepares the administrative record and enforcement documents for execution, participates in enforcement conferences. 11. Reviews complex assessments and remediation plans, feasibility studies, technical reports and analytical data. 12. Attends technical & public meetings on behalf of MassDEP. 13. Performs sampling of environmental media 14. Coordination of intra-agency correspondence, memoranda, technical reports, policy, enforcement documents and other technical or legal instruments. 15. Coordinate inter-agency response actions with MassDOT, MA Department of Fire Services, MA Department of Public Health, and others, as needed. 16. Maintain routine communication with supervisor(s) on status of projects and conformance with roles and responsibilities as established for project. 17. As authorized by supervisor, direct and/or train staff of lower grade. 18. Tracking/managing work products, meeting timelines and maintaining appropriate administrative record of events, correspondence decisions, meetings and other logs or records. 19. Participates in development and presentation of technical guidance. 20. Communicates clearly both orally and in writing. Preferred Qualifications at Hire: * Professional work experience with and significant knowledge of c.21E, the Massachusetts Contingency Plan and applicable policies and guidance documents. * Professional experience in environmental sciences as it relates to time-critical assessment and remediation of oil/hazardous materials releases and disposal sites * Professional experience in environmental sciences as it relates to the assessment and remediation of oil/hazardous materials disposal sites. * Experience working in an incident command system with public safety officials * Experience working in personal protective equipment (PPE) and scientific assessment and monitoring equipment * Experience in investigating and assessing the environmental transport, fate and ecological/public health impacts of contaminants * Knowledge of risk assessment, risk management and risk communication; * Knowledge of interdisciplinary nature of environmental sciences principles and practices * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. 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. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Science *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst III Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 8 New Bond St Requisition ID: 2100040V

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