Environmental Analyst III

Employer
CTI Education Group
Location
Wilmington, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 14, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Ref
2280494964
Discipline
Wetlands
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Duty Statement : Under the general supervision of the Wetlands Section Chief or an analyst or engineer of higher grade in the Wetlands Section, the Analyst III shall perform the following duties:

-Review permit applications for projects subject to the Wetlands Protection Act and 401 Water Quality Certification Regulations for both inland and coastal sites;

-Schedule and conduct site visits with applicants, consultants and local/state/federal representatives to evaluate wetland delineations and discuss technical and regulatory aspects of project proposals under the Wetlands Protection Act and 401 Water Quality Certification regulations.

-Draft information requests and other correspondence necessary to evaluate permit applications and appeals.

-Draft SOCs/SORADs/SDAs and 401 WQC permits, MEPA comments and other correspondence for approval by the Section Chief.

-Participate in adjudicatory hearings, prepare expert testimony for administrative and Attorney General proceedings.

-Conduct technical and regulatory review of moderately complex plans, reports, wetland replication proposals, stormwater calculations and stormwater management designs; prepare technical comments, information requests and other correspondence;

-Investigate complaints, respond to requests for assistance by conservation commissions, property owners or others; gather information as needed in order to determine compliance with 401 WQC and the WPA Regulations; evaluate reports of violations to determine whether agency action is appropriate and make recommendations on enforcement actions;

-Draft enforcement agreements/actions and monitor compliance on resolved cases; participate in enforcement conferences;

-Draft comments on MEPA filings or other documents, including assisting with information collection/review and determining appropriate actions;

-Participate in pre-application meetings in the regional office with other local/state/federal agencies on projects that involve wetland issues; coordinate with other local/state/federal agencies regarding permitting, compliance and enforcement of projects permitted under the WPA and the 401/404 Regulations.

-Participate in meetings with stakeholders, members of the public, local/state/federal representatives about projects or policies within the scope of the Wetlands Program.

-Perform data entry and other duties as required.

Preferred Work Experience:

Qualified applicants should have knowledge of the principles of wetland science, such as botany, hydrology and soil science, relevant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations and 401 Water Quality Certification Regulations as well as experience in wetland delineation under the Massachusetts regulations. Applicants should have direct experience in implementing the WPA and a strong understanding of the regulations for inland and coastal resource areas as well as permitting procedures. In addition, applicants should have a demonstrated ability to review moderately complex site development plans, stormwater reports, engineering studies, specifications and related information that is routinely submitted for projects that are proposed in or near wetlands. Knowledge and experience applying the Mass. Stream Crossing Standards and Stormwater Regulations is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Documented experience and proficiency in implementing and applying the Mass. Wetlands Protection Act regulations in inland and coastal settings.

-Knowledge of the 401 WQC Regulations.

-Knowledge and work experience reviewing site development plans, stormwater management plans, erosion and sedimentation management plans, wetland delineation and related technical information.

-Knowledge of MassDEP Wetlands Policies.

-Experience and training in wetland delineation methodology.

-Experience using Microsoft Office 2000, Powerpoint, Excel and GIS.

-Proven ability to work collaboratively with others.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.

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

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Wilmington-205 B Lowell Street

Job : Science

Agency : Department of Environmental Protection

Schedule : Full-time

Shift : Day

Job Posting : Apr 27, 2021, 6:32:37 PM

Number of Openings : 1

Salary : 64,294.62 - 94,119.74 Yearly

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

Bargaining Unit : 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists

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