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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, mitigation of pollutants that cause climate change, 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's mission is to protect and enhance the Commonwealth's natural resources - air, water, and land - to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. In carrying out this mission MassDEP commits to address and advance environmental justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth, provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III in the Division of Watershed Management Program’s Wastewater Management Programs. This position will be based in MassDEP’s Boston Office and will report to the NPDES/Surface Water Discharge Program and Groundwater Discharge Program Section Chiefs or their designee in Boston. Under the direction of the Division of Watershed Planning & Permitting Director or his/her designee, the EA III performs duties to support MassDEP’s NPDES and Groundwater Discharge Permit Programs for a suite of duties and responsibilities related to the evaluation, reduction, and management of PFAS in wastewater and residuals, including planning; project management; assist with the PFAS Omnibus Bill, coordination with internal and external stakeholders; supervision of data system design, development, management and improvement; and other duties related to the supervision of the Sewage Notification Program pursuant to 314 CMR 16.00. Additional duties include assistance with the development and implementation of a Sludge Disposal Capacity Master Plan; supervision of the management and upgrade of Program data systems, including PFAS data system (PNQA) and associated public portal for both NPDES and Groundwater Discharge regulated facilities and Residuals, Sewage Notification data system; evaluation of opportunities to adopt an Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP); coordination with the NPDES Section Chief and Groundwater Discharge Section Chief and Residuals Program lead; oversight over grants (e.g. Long Island Sound, State Revolving Fund set-asides), and management of duties related to the Sewage Notification statute and regulations for the Surface Water Discharge/NPDES Program and Groundwater Discharge. The Wastewater Management Program seeks a candidate who can provideanalytical support specific for PFAS related duties for MassDEP’s wastewater management programs, including the NPDES Program, Groundwater Discharge Permit program, Residuals, and Watershed Planning. A preferred candidate will be knowledgeable in engineering practices with experience in the following: · PFAS related sampling and monitoring programs · Implementing Quality Assurance/Quality Controls for PFAS data. · Data Management for PFAS sampling data within the wastewater programs. · Interpreting and clearly conveying the requirements of wastewater guidelines, policies and regulations General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Division of Watershed Planning & Permitting Manager or his/her designee, the Environmental Analyst III performs analytical support for MassDEP’s wastewater management programs including, NPDES, Groundwater Discharge, Residuals, and Watershed Planning. Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support MassDEP’s NPDES Program and Groundwater Discharge for a suite of duties and responsibilities related to PFAS in wastewater and residuals. 2. Review PFAS data for accuracy according to Department Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures. 3. Facilitate interaction between permittees and certified laboratories for PFAS sampling and data analysis. 4. Supervision of the development and implementation of a Sludge Disposal Capacity Master Plan 5. Supervision of the management and upgrade of Program data systems, including the wastewater and residuals PFAS data reporting system known as PNQA, and the Sewage Notification data system. 6. Evaluation of opportunities to adopt and implement an Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) and, if IPP implementation is feasible, to assist in the design and development of an IPP; 7. Coordination with the NPDES Section Chief, Groundwater Discharge Section Chief, and Residuals Program lead. 8. Supervise the Sewage Notification Program pursuant to 314 CMR 16.00, including data system improvement and management, evaluation of compliance, design and pursuit of compliance and enforcement strategies, and filing an annual report. 9. Review and comment on EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) draft and final permit documents; develop MassDEP Surface Water Discharge (SWD) draft permits, fact sheets, and water quality certifications consistent with 314 CMR 2.00, 3.00, and 4.00; coordinate permit reviews and public notices with in-house staff and EPA, conduct site visits and meetings; and other related tasks. 10. Assist with the review on MassDEP’s groundwater discharge permits and Reclaimed Water Permits related to PFAS sampling, monitoring, and effluent limits consistent with 314 CMR 5.00 and 314 CMR 20.00, respectively. 11. Assist NPDES permittees with industrial pretreatment questions and issues. 12. Review annual industrial pretreatment reports submitted by NPDES permittees. 13. Supervise the compliance and enforcement lead for the NPDES program. 14. Assist with data research associated with potential regulatory changes for the Wastewater Programs. 15. Offer technical support and outreach to regional staff, Boards of Health, and the General Public for the wastewater management programs specific to PFAS. 16. Attend meetings, site visits, trainings, conferences and hearings with internal personnel, other state agencies, the regulated community, and the general public.     QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledges, skills, abilities) 1. Knowledge of water quality issues in Massachusetts. 2. Working knowledge of the Federal Clean Water Act and Massachusetts Clean Waters Act. 3. Experience/working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. 4. Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental/sanitary engineering. 5. Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in environmental/sanitary engineering. 6. Knowledge of the engineering properties of soils, including the compressibility and shear strength of soils. 7. Knowledge of the methods of soil testing including soil classification, and triaxial strength tests. 8. Knowledge of the mechanical properties of fluids, including statics, continuity and momentum in conduits under pressure and pipe systems and momentum, critical flow and flow resistance in open channels. 9. Knowledge of the principles of hydraulics applied to surface runoff, drainage, pipes and culverts, erosion, and sedimentation. 10. Knowledge of the principles of hydrology, including hydrologic cycle, groundwater flow, flood, and flood control and runoff storage. 11. Knowledge of mathematical computations used to solve environmental/sanitary engineering problems. 12. Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of environmental/sanitary engineering and water quality data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. 13. Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, etc. 14. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, and regulations concerning the environment in connection with the construction and maintenance of pollution control facilities and equipment. 15. Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, and guidelines governing program activities. 16. Ability to perform mathematical calculations using formulae to solve environmental/sanitary engineering problems 17. Ability to prepare technical and general reports. 18. Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables. 19. Ability to maintain accurate records. 20. Ability to write and communicate orally in a clear and concise manner, and to develop ideas in a logical sequence. 21. Ability to assemble items of information according to established procedures. 22. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others and to deal tactfully with others. 23. Ability to work independently. 24. Ability to adapt to varying work situations. QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledges, skills, abilities) 1. Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing program activities. 2. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing program activities. 3. Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms. 4. Knowledge of electronic data processing techniques used in solving environmental/sanitary engineering problems. 5. Knowledge of the field and laboratory techniques used in measuring pollutant levels of surface water, groundwater and soils. 6. Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the inspection of environmental/sanitary equipment or projects. 7. Knowledge of health and safety practices and procedures followed in environmental projects. 8. Ability to determine proper format and procedure for assembling items of information. 9. Proficiency in reviewing and drafting wastewater discharge permits. 10. Proficiency in the review and processing of permit applications. 11. Understanding of compliance and enforcement processes and issues. 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_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *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. Job: Science* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst III Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 23000C0O