Environmental Analyst V

Employer
CTI Education Group
Location
Worcester County, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 15, 2021
Closes
May 17, 2021
Ref
2165206103
Discipline
Restoration
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Job Description

Description

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the restoration and preservation of wetlands, surface waters and coastal resources.

Under supervision of the Watershed Planning Program (WPP) Director, the incumbent serves as the Section Chief for the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Section. Core responsibilities and duties of the TMDL Section Chief include: Supervise staff; Oversees the development of TMDLs (including all supporting technical analyses); Ensure that TMDL reports and related products are developed in accordance with Clean Water Act regulations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance and policy requirements, and goals established in the EPA/DEP Performance Partnership Agreement; and represent DEP/DWM/WPP interests in public meetings and in regional and national TMDL workgroups.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervise technical staff on the development of TMDLs, watershed assessments, and related activities.
  • Review the Massachusetts list of impaired waters and prioritize waterbodies for TMDL development.
  • Participate in program planning activities with WPP Director, WPP Section Chiefs, and other DEP Management.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of methods and protocols for TMDL development in lakes, rivers, and estuaries.
  • Write, edit, and review TMDL reports and related documents.
  • Finalize TMDL reports and related documents prior to submission to EPA.
  • Conduct TMDL outreach activities and stakeholder coordination, including responding to public requests and questions.
  • Work with other Department staff, EPA staff, consultants, and environmental organizations on TMDL issues, including but not limited to, identification of TMDL targets.
  • Research potential solutions to specific issues regarding TMDL related efforts such as target value development or pollutant loading assessments.
  • Conduct public meetings and presentations to discuss TMDL results and respond to public comment.
  • Ensure MassDEP-endorsed quality control processes and policies are applied to the collection of data and in TMDL development.
  • Coordinate with other WPP section chiefs as they relate to TMDLS for consistency and thoroughness and to develop priorities in TMDL development.
  • Coordinate with Water Quality Monitoring group to develop appropriate water quality sampling and analysis plans needed to fill data gaps for TMDL development.
  • Oversee the development of contracts for monitoring, modeling, and planning projects to support TMDL development.
  • Collaborate with federal, state, regional and municipal agencies to inform, direct and coordinate activities, projects or programs related to TMDL development.
  • Oversee the tracking of competed TMDL reports; internal spreadsheets and through EPA ATTAINS.
  • Manage the posting of TMDL reports and related information on the MassDEP web page.
  • Plan and promote for future TMDL development, including prioritization, funding and monitoring needs.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledges, skills, abilities}
  • Ability to convey information to inform EPA, DEP, local government, and the general public about water quality concerns.
  • Ability to evaluate land uses and their potential impact of water resources, and plan and implement remedial activities to abate sources of pollution.
  • Strong working knowledge of Clean Water Act Sections 303(d) and related EPA regulations and guidance.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with use of watershed and water quality models to support TMDL development.
  • Proficient in the preparation of charts, graphs, and tables.
  • In depth knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental protection and restoration.
  • Prior experience interpreting physical, chemical, and biological water quality data.
  • Ability to review and develop scientific reports and implementation plans to address water quality impacts.
  • Ability to write accurately and clearly for varied audiences.
  • Strong working knowledge of the watershed science, TMDL program, and water quality assessments.
  • Demonstrated ability with working with public and municipal groups and making public presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational skills; both with data/information and time.
  • Demonstrated success in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to represent the Department before municipal boards, commissions or committees, or federal and state agencies.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and coordinate the activities of others.
Qualifications
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.

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

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

Job : Science

Agency : Department of Environmental Protection

Schedule : Full-time

Shift : Day

Job Posting : Mar 30, 2021, 6:30:19 PM

Number of Openings : 1

Salary : 75,460.06 - 111,158.06 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator : MICHELLE WATERS-EKANEM - 6172925751

Bargaining Unit : 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists

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