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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III in Boston, Massachusetts

Environmental Analyst (EA) III 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). This position is assigned to the Boston office located at One Winter Street, Boston, MA and will report to the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW) Branch Chief of TURA/Mercury Programs or its designee. The incumbent will assist with the implementation ofMassDEP's Mercury Management Program (310 CMR 73 - 77) and the Toxics Use Reduction Act Program (TURA 310 CMR 40, 41, & 50). Working in concert with other BAW staff, the incumbent will be responsible for developing, administering, monitoring and evaluating BAW's activities under the Mercury Management Program, as well as assisting in the implementation of TURA with particular emphasis on data analysis for measuring progress and identifying program research, assistance, and regulatory/enforcement priorities. Specific duties of this position include but are not limited to, the following: 1. Implement the mercury lamp and thermostat management programs, which includes registration of manufacturers, review reporting by manufacturers and recyclers, and implementation of education, compliance and technical assistance programs to further mercury lamp and thermostat recovery. 2. Oversee the implementation of other aspects/programs required through the Mercury Management Act including the motor vehicle switch recovery program, disposal prohibition, phase-out of sale, collection plan commitments, and required certifications. 3. Conduct enforcement activities to ensure compliance with requirements contained in Mercury and TURA law and corresponding regulations. 4. Review plans for labeling, collecting and recycling, and phasing out the sale of mercury-containing products and monitor their implementation, in coordination with the Interstate Mercury Education and Recycling Clearinghouse. Develop recommendations for approval/disapproval, monitoring compliance, and enforcement and outreach strategies as needed. Review specific applications for exemption from requirements. 5. Provide technical support to the regional offices on TURA compliance and enforcement and pursuant to the statutory mandate promote TUR as the preferred approach to compliance. 6. Oversee implementation of the Municipal Waste Combustor Material Separation Planning requirement whereby MWCs develop collection, education, and technical assistance programs designed to remove Mercury containing products from the waste stream. Activities include working with the MWCs to develop the plans, approving plans, and reviewing implementation reports. 7. Analyze Mercury and Toxics Use Reduction reports and other data to prioritize compliance and enforcement activities, evaluate progress toward Mercury and TURA program reduction goals, and ensure that funds spent on Material Separation Plans and toxics use reduction grants, research, education, and assistance have the greatest possible impact. 8. Support other TURA program agency data analysis needs regarding chemical use and waste in the Commonwealth. 9. Manage the funds collected through lamp manufacturers annual registration fees.The funds are collected to pay for costs associated with the Department’s administration, access, communication, enforcement, and education forthe safe management of mercury-added lamps. 10. Assist in coordination with other toxics use reduction and mercury management programs including participation in IC2, the pollution prevention round table, IMERC, and NEWMOA. 11. Other related duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications and Experience include: * Knowledge of the principles and practices of the management of toxics of solid and hazardous waste; * Prior experience with researching, developing, evaluating and analyzing reports and data, and with presenting data about technical issues to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; * Knowledge of techniques for researching the chemical composition and market conditions for products in commerce; * Prior experience developing and implementing programs and managing projects; * Prior experience with methods and techniques for measuring the success of recycling and pollution prevention programs; * Knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental sciences principles and practices; * Prior demonstrated experience using computer tools used for such research, particularly Microsoft Access, Excel, etc; * Prior experience coordinating programs and activities and working on project teams; * Prior experience working with stakeholder groups; and * Ability to write concisely to express thoughts clearly, and to develop ideas in logical sequence. Qualifications - External 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 based on the proportion of the requirements 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Description - Internal 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). This position is assigned to the Boston office located at One Winter Street, Boston, MA and will report to the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW) Branch Chief of TURA/Mercury Programs or its designee. The incumbent will assist with the implementation ofMassDEP's Mercury Management Program (310 CMR 73 - 77) and the Toxics Use Reduction Act Program (TURA 310 CMR 40, 41, & 50). Working in concert with other BAW staff, the incumbent will be responsible for developing, administering, monitoring and evaluating BAW's activities under the Mercury Management Program, as well as assisting in the implementation of TURA with particular emphasis on data analysis for measuring progress and identifying program research, assistance, and regulatory/enforcement priorities. Specific duties of this position include but are not limited to, the following: 1. Implement the mercury lamp and thermostat management programs, which includes registration of manufacturers, review reporting by manufacturers and recyclers, and implementation of education, compliance and technical assistanceprograms to further mercury lamp and thermostat recovery. 2. Oversee the implementation of other aspects/programs required through the Mercury Management Act including the motor vehicle switch recovery program, disposal prohibition, phase-out of sale, collection plan commitments, and required certifications. 3. Conduct enforcement activities to ensure compliance with requirements contained in Mercury and TURA law and corresponding regulations. 4. Review plans for labeling, collecting and recycling, and phasing out the sale of mercury-containing products and monitor their implementation, in coordination with the Interstate Mercury Education and Recycling Clearinghouse. Develop recommendations for approval/disapproval, monitoring compliance, and enforcement and outreach strategies as needed. Review specific applications for exemption from requirements. 5. Provide technical support to the regional offices on TURA compliance and enforcement and pursuant to the statutory mandate promote TUR as the preferred approach to compliance. 6. Oversee implementation of the Municipal Waste Combustor Material Separation Planning requirement whereby MWCs develop collection, education, and technical assistance programs designed to remove Mercury containing products from the waste stream. Activities include working with the MWCs to develop the plans, approving plans, and reviewing implementation reports. 7. Analyze Mercury and Toxics Use Reduction reports and other data to prioritize compliance and enforcement activities, evaluate progress toward Mercury and TURA program reduction goals, and ensure that funds spent on Material Separation Plans and toxics use reduction grants, research, education, and assistance have the greatest possible impact. 8. Support other TURA program agency data analysis needs regarding chemical use and waste in the Commonwealth. 9. Manage the funds collected through lamp manufacturers annual registration fees. The funds are collected to pay for costs associated with the Department’s administration, access, communication, enforcement, and education for the safe management of mercury-added lamps. 10. Assist in coordination with other toxics use reduction and mercury management programs including participation in IC2, the pollution prevention round table, IMERC, and NEWMOA. 11. Other related duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications and Experience include: * Knowledge of the principles and practices of the management of toxics of solid and hazardous waste; * Prior experience with researching, developing, evaluating and analyzing reports and data, and with presenting data about technical issues to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; * Knowledge of techniques for researching the chemical composition and market conditions for products in commerce; * Prior experience developing and implementing programs and managing projects; * Prior experience with methods and techniques for measuring the success of recycling and pollution prevention programs; * Knowledge of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental sciences principles and practices; * Prior demonstrated experience using computer tools used for such research, particularly Microsoft Access, Excel, etc; * Prior experience coordinating programs and activities and working on project teams; * Prior experience working with stakeholder groups; and * Ability to write concisely to express thoughts clearly, and to develop ideas in logical sequence Qualifications - Internal 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 based on the proportion of the requirements 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 ap 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. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Science *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst III Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street Requisition ID: 2100043B

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