The 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, management of the Underground Storage Tanks program and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst IV (EA IV). This position is assigned to the Western Regional Office (WERO) Compliance and Enforcement Section (C&E), located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Under the direction of the Compliance and Enforcement Section Chief, or designee, the EA IV will perform Multimedia inspections of facilities that are subject to regulatory oversight of the Air Quality, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Wastewater, Toxic Use and Underground Storage Tanks programs. The EA IV will assess the compliance of the inspected facilities and initiate enforcement action where applicable. Duties also include conducting compliance assistance, complaint investigations, representing MassDEP at enforcement and public meetings, interacting with public officials, and providing outreach to the regulated community and the general public. In addition, duties include other tasks, as directed, including but not limited to supervision, training, and mentoring of staff.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Conduct multimedia inspections of facilities and locations to evaluate compliance with the Commonwealth's Air Quality, Hazardous Waste, Industrial Wastewater, Underground Storage Tanks, the Massachusetts Mercury Act and Toxic Use Reduction regulations;
- Investigate complaints and referrals received from the public, other governmental agencies and other MassDEP Bureaus;
- Prepare inspection reports in conformance with the Bureau's policies and procedures, which would memorialize the observations made during the inspection and identify noncompliance with the applicable regulations;
- Develop enforcement cases and draft enforcement documents in accordance with the MassDEP's guidelines, policies and procedures;
- Draft correspondence letters and related documents;
- Conduct and/or participate in meetings with facility owners/operators, the public, other federal, state and local government agency representatives;
- Conduct and/or participate in Enforcement Conferences and other meetings with facility owners and operators;
- Provide technical and regulatory assistance to the public, regulated community and other federal, state and local government agency representatives;
- Participate in and represent the MassDEP in the Administrative Appeals and/or Civil/Criminal Action proceedings;
- Perform administrative duties, which may include file management, database management and tracking;
- Participate in internal and external meetings, training and coordination with the headquarters and other regional offices;
- Supervise, train, and mentor assigned staff; and
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of air pollution control science and regulations;
- Knowledge of industrial processes and practices;
- Knowledge of state laws and regulations relative to facility compliance with RCRA, industrial wastewater, TURA and Underground Storage Tank requirements.
- Knowledge of US EPA's RCRA Program involving the data management of: RCRIS (equivalent of state FMF), including data entry, and hazardous waste registration (RCRAInfo).
- Practical experience conducting environmental investigations, including facility inspections and operate instruments and equipment used in measuring environmental conditions.
- General knowledge of the properties and characteristics of carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens and other toxicological agents and the entry and fate of acute toxins in the human body.
- Initiative and ability to work independently while also interacting effectively in a team environment.
- Project management and supervision experience.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as chemical analysis, Industrial. chemical processes, manufacturing processes,
- Excellent communication skills including technical writing skills and the ability to and to perform mathematical calculations using formula to solve environmental science problems and express ideas clearly and concisely.
- Ability to use hand tools and instruments, climb ladders, negotiate catwalks and heights, and move equipment up to 40 pounds in weight.
- HAZWOPER 40 hour-training.
- Must be able to wear and utilize safety equipment (i.e. respirators) and use tools (i.e. manhole cover lift)
- Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver's license or equivalent is required.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five 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 three years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following 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 one year 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 completed.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization: **Department of Environmental Protection*
Title: Environmental Analyst IV
Location: Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight
Requisition ID: 190008Z2