Overview

Environmental Analyst III – Wilmington

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, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.

MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III (EA III), which will report to the Regional Solid Waste Management Section Chief in the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) in Wilmington, MA. The Environmental Analyst III will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Solid Waste Management Program, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluating the presence, migration, and impacts related to Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at and around active and inactive solid waste landfill sites. The EA III will also perform inspections of facilities and assess the compliance of the inspected facilities and initiate enforcement action where applicable. In addition, the EA III will perform permit related activities, compliance assistance, complaint investigations and other tasks as directed by the supervisor or the Section Chief.

Specific duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review location history and available site assessment submittals for areas where a release of PFAS has occurred or may have occurred and, make recommendations for additional field investigations. Review and evaluate PFAS analytical data submitted to the section to insure they meet QA/QC standards.
  • Coordinate with other program staff on PFAS-related policies and regulations.
  • Keep informed of latest science and policy developments related to PFAS in surface water and groundwater.
  • Review applications and conduct inspections of facilities and activities regulated under the Massachusetts Solid Waste Regulations and the Solid Waste Facility Site Assignment Regulations;
  • Make recommendations to the Section Chief on whether the applications and activities comply with the solid waste regulations, applicable Department guidance and policy, and standard accepted engineering practices. Such recommendations include, but are not limited to:
    • the construction and operation of solid waste facilities;
    • the closure and post-closure care, use, and monitoring of solid waste landfills;
    • Beneficial Use Determinations for the reuse of solid waste;
    • Recycling, Composting, or Conversion Operations;
    • Site Suitability Determinations for the siting of solid waste facilities;
    • Comprehensive site assessments, remedial alternative analyses, and remedial designs for solid waste landfills;
  • Conduct compliance inspections of solid waste facilities including Municipal Waste Combustors, solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling operations;
  • Perform construction inspections to determine compliance with Department approved plans, accepted engineering practice, and the solid waste regulations and Department guidelines, and policy;
  • Prepare detailed inspection reports;
  • Recommend and conduct enforcement for violation(s) of the solid waste regulations including the preparation of enforcement documents, enforcement conferences, and follow-up;
  • Prepare and provide court testimony including affidavits and depositions;
  • Provide technical and compliance assistance and outreach to solid waste facilities, the public, and municipalities on the operation of solid waste facilities, the management of solid waste, recycling, the solid waste regulations, and solid waste guidance and policy;
  • Assist other MassDEP programs and perform other duties as assigned by the Section Chief including, but not limited to participating in the development of Department waste regulations, guidelines, and policies.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the statutes, regulations, and policies applicable to the solid waste program including M.G.L. c. 111 §150 A and 150A1/2 and the regulations promulgated thereunder at 310 CMR 16.00 (Site Assignment Regulations) and 310 CMR 19.000 (Solid Waste Regulations).
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge in environmental science principles and practices, with particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluating the presence, migration, and impacts related to Poly and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
  • Professional experience reviewing and interpreting environmental plans and reports to assess conditions at waste sites, evaluate risks posed to human health and the environment, and determine the need for remediation.
  • Experience in the management of solid waste including knowledge and experience in the recycling and reuse of solid waste and implementation of the waste ban provisions of the solid waste regulations.
  • Experience and familiarity including direct involvement at the project level with environmental assessments and monitoring of solid waste landfills and the development and implementation of remedial actions.
  • Ability to evaluate submittals quickly, thoroughly, and to identify the substantive issues and to prepare and convey recommendations to address such issues.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills including excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work independently while also interacting effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience in communicating effectively with the regulated community, the public, and municipalities.
  • Ability to wear and utilize personal protective equipment.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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.

Comprehensive Benefits

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Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.

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

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title : Environmental Analyst III
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Wilmington-205 B Lowell Street
Job : Science
Agency : Department of Environmental Protection
Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day
Job Posting : Jan 11, 2023, 7:49:44 AM
Number of Openings : 1
Salary : 68,564.34 – 100,370.14 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator : Melixza Esenyie – 6176261282
Bargaining Unit : 09-MOSES – Engineers/Scientists
Confidential : No
Hybrid Work Eligible : Yes