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 (EAIII) within the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW), Compliance and Enforcement Section (C&E), at MassDEP’s Northeast Regional Office, located in Wilmington, MA.
This position will report to the Section Chief of the Compliance & Enforcement Section, or his/her designee. The C&E Section is primarily responsible for compliance and enforcement activities concerning Northeastern Massachusetts entities that are regulated by or subject to the requirements of various environmental statutes and regulations, including air pollution control, hazardous waste, industrial wastewater, toxics use reduction, and underground storage tank regulations.
Primary duties include:
- Conducting compliance inspections, complaint investigations, and other field activities, as required, to meet the goals and objectives of the Compliance and Enforcement Section.
- Prepare and develop enforcement actions consistent with the Enforcement Response Guidance (ERG) and other applicable Department policies.
- Ensure compliance with the requirements set forth in the issued enforcement documents.
- Assist in data analysis and review of industrial wastewater monitoring reports to ensure compliance with established regulations and discharge permits.
- Provide public service and outreach to the regulated entities, other stakeholders and the general public.
- Perform data management in accordance with the policies and procedures identified in applicable Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPPs) and the MassDEP Quality Assurance System.
- Perform other related tasks as assigned by the section chief or managers including attending enforcement conferences and participating in case negotiations, and serving as a technical witness in Departmental and Court proceedings.
Additionally, this position will be assigned to handle complaints submitted by the public, including investigation and resolution of such complaints and, where appropriate, make referrals to other state, local or federal agencies.
Provide technical assistance and respond to inquiries by the general public, the regulated community and local government officials on environmental issues while promoting continuous improvement, pollution prevention, waste minimization and toxics use reduction.
As assigned, participate in the development of BAW policies and protocols concerning the implementation of a variety of statutes and regulations, including review and comment on draft regulations, policies and protocols.
As assigned, attend BAW meetings, and participate in workgroups.
The EAIII must have the ability to work professionally and effectively with staff from all Bureaus and offices, management, Department counsel, the Attorney General’s Office, other state, federal and local governmental agencies, regulated entities, environmental advocacy groups, citizen groups and members of the general public.
Perform other related duties, as required.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of the Massachusetts’ Air Pollution Control, Hazardous Waste, Toxics Use Reduction, Underground Storage Tank and/or Industrial Wastewater regulations.
- Knowledge of the scientific and engineering bases for the Air Pollution Control, Hazardous Waste, Toxics Use Reduction, Underground Storage Tank and/or Industrial Wastewater regulations.
- Experience with environmental compliance inspections and investigations.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to negotiate favorable resolutions.
- Ability to work independently and to maintain a diplomatic and effective working relationship with coworkers, the general public, regulated community and public officials.
- Ability to read and interpret technical literature, chemical analyses, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for governing assignments.
- Possess good organizational skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
- HAZWOPER 40 hour-training with appropriate refresher certifications.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
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.
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.