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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst V in Worcester, Massachusetts

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 V within the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC).  BWSC 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 act as Section Chief of the PFAS Section in BWSC, CERO.  The position will supervise and manage direct staff to meet BWSC program objectives, general BWSC & regional goals; supervise and manage direct and indirect staff for public or private cleanups; oversee state contractor activities; prepare and implement enforcement actions; participate in PFAS site management activities, participate in policy and program development; conduct/attend technical, management and public meetings; manage staff & conduct performance reviews; ensure staff comply with Department workplace rules, procedures and guidelines; maintain high level of knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws, regulations, guidance and policies and perform other related duties as required.   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. Supervise, direct and train staff of lower grade. Manage staff work to ensure efficiency, productivity, quality and timely work.  Conduct EPRS reviews.  1. Supervise, coordinate, provide technical support to professional staff for both office and field related activities.  1. Prepare documentation and conducts enforcement conferences and technical meetings and represents the Department at public meetings.  1. Oversee and execute enforcement actions  1. Review and approve complex assessment and remediation plans, technical reports and analytical data.  1. Coordination of Intra-Agency and Cross-Bureau correspondence, memoranda, technical reports, policy, enforcement documents and other technical or legal instruments.  1. Provides information including applicability of regulations and policies to the regulated community and others.  1. Maintain routine communication with supervisor(s) on status of projects and conformance with roles and responsibilities as established for project.  1. Provide expert testimony.  1. For lower grade staff, track and manage work products, meeting timelines and maintaining appropriate administrative record of events, correspondence, decisions, meetings and other logs of records.  1. Must express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.  1. Participate as appropriate in Bureau or Regional Sr. Staff meetings and provide comment or input to matters relating to the BWSC Program or job duties.  1. Comply with all Department work place rules, regulations and policy.  Preferred Qualifications at Hire:   * Thorough knowledge of interdisciplinary environmental science principles in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, public health, and/or toxicology.    * Knowledge and experience of environmental sampling and analysis, including appropriate field and laboratory sampling techniques.    * Considerable experience in investigating and assessing disposal sites resulting from releases of oil and hazardous materials, including environmental fate and transport processes, ecological and public health impacts of contaminants, and in evaluating feasibility of remedial alternatives.    * Ability to clearly and concisely communicate both verbally and in writing.    * Ability to maintain appropriate complete and accurate records.    * Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the assessment and cleanup of disposal sites.  * Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver's license or equivalent is required 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.   First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least six 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 four years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least two years must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) 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 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 competed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) 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. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *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. Job: Science* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst V Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 8 New Bond St Requisition ID: 22000DLM