Thursday, October 9, 2014

Massachusetts Environmental Job Opportunity- It is not oyster restoration, but it will pay the bills

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Environmental Analyst V
Agency Name:Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Official Title:Environmental Analyst V
Functional Title:MEPA Analyst
Occupational Group:Physical Science
Position Type:EX - Exempt from Civil Services
Full-Time or Part-Time:Full-Time
Salary Range:$66,982.76 to $91,931.32 Annually
Bargaining Unit:09
Shift:Day
Confidential:No
Number Of Vacancies:1
City/Town:Boston
Region:BOSTON
Facility Location:100 Cambridge St., 9th floor
Application Deadline:10-14-2014
Apply Online:Yes
Posting ID:J44179

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.

Duties:
Work as member of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA). The MEPA Office conducts environmental impact reviews of a broad range of public and private projects. Issues studied include wetlands, coastal resources, ground and surface water quality, water supplies, wastewater treatment and discharge, storm water, solid waste management, traffic, air quality, archaeological / historical resources, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Environmental Analyst V oversees the review of projects submitted to the MEPA Office by proponents. This includes reviewing Environmental Notification forms, Environmental Impact Reports, Notice of Project Change, and Waiver requests: conducting site visits and public consultation meetings with proponents, local and state officials, and interested members of the public: evaluating information supplied by proponents, permitting agencies and other commenters: recommending whether a project requires an Environmental Impact Report: preparing the scope of study for EIRs: evaluating the adequacy of submitted EIRs in responding to scopes: and preparing decision certificates for approval by the Secretary of Environmental Affairs.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1. Serves as primary reviewer of assigned Environmental Notification Forms and Notice of Project Change, as well as public agency and comments associated with assigned projects. Where further review is required, develop the scope of study and associated information to be included in an EIR.

Duty 2. Serves as primary reviewer of Environmental Impact Reports as well as agency comments associated with assigned projects.

Duty 3. Sets up, drives to, and conducts public consultation sessions with project proponents, members of the public, agency staff, and local and state officials.

Duty 4. Prepares recommended decisions for the Secretary and MEPA Director, including all Certificates and correspondence associated with assigned projects.
Duty 5. Communicates and coordinates with agency staff (internal and external), elected officials and the public with regard to all aspects of assigned projects under MEPA review.

Duty 6. Conducts special projects (e.g. committee assignments, research, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

Thorough knowledge of the MEPA statute and regulations.
Good working knowledge of relevant state and federal environmental permitting requirements and procedures.
Familiarity with broad range of environmental issues in Massachusetts.
Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms
Qualifications:
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 Associates 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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate training and six years or more of professional experience (additional experience may be considered a substitute for graduate training); solid problem solving skills; ability to work under pressure; excellent communications skills including writing and public speaking; strong administrative/organizational skills and experience. Must be able to drive to site consultations that may take place anywhere within the Commonwealth.
Comments:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

To learn more about Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) go to www.mass.gov/envir.

How To Apply:

 

If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in .

On-line submission is strongly preferred.

If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail, please send to:

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Pauline Christopher, Personnel Analyst

Applicants who are unable to apply online due to disability are asked to contact Pauline Christopher at 617-626-1019.

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