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State of Massachusetts Environmental Engineer IV in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the restoration and preservation of wetlands, surface waters and coastal resources. MassDEP Wetlands Program is seeking applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer (EEIV) within the Bureau of Water Resources. This position will report to, and work in coordination with, the Program’s Major Projects and Policy Unit Supervisor. Responsibilities will be in two main areas. * Policy/regulatory/guidance - Assist with technical analyses and support for developing and implementing Wetlands Program initiatives. * Project review and permitting - Provide support for major projects under the Wetlands Protection Act (310 CMR 10.00) and Water Quality Certification (314 CMR 9.00) regulations, many of which require regulatory Variances. The major project portfolio includes transportation system improvements such as railways, airports, and multi-use trails; utilities maintenance and improvements (e.g., electric, natural gas); and other statewide infrastructure projects, with the exception of MassDOT highways. In particular, this position will conduct review of stormwater calculations, floodplain modeling, and stream crossing design. This position promotescoordination and communication with project proponents; stakeholders; local, state, and federal agencies; and other MassDEP Programs and Regional Offices. This position is based in MassDEP’s Boston office however, a hybrid schedule may be offered. Field work and in-person meetings are expected weekly at a minimum. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: 1. Assist with efforts to develop, update, and implement regulations, technical reports and guidance, and policy documents. Program initiatives include stormwater management updates, land subject to coastal storm flowage performance standards, wetlands mitigation guidance, grant-funded projects, and GIS mapping. Conduct stormwater calculations, modeling, and other hydraulic and hydrologic review related to assessment of wetlands. 2. Serve as project reviewer of (non-highway) major infrastructure projects during planning and design to ensure timely permitting that complies with environmental requirements. Review stormwater and bordering land subject to flooding modeling including TR55, TR20, HEC-RAS and other hydrologic and hydraulic matters related to wetlands resource areas to ensure that project submittals are technically accurate. Monitor project activities during construction and operation. Project related tasks include: * Conduct review of application materials, technical reports and plans, construction packages, and other project submittals. Resolve complex matters such as stormwater management, floodplain impacts and compensation, erosion control, and stream crossing design. * Coordinate with project proponents, consultants and contractors, Conservation Commissions, federal and state agencies, and the public during the pre-application, application, construction, and operations phases of major projects. * Participate in development of Wetlands Variance Decisions and other permits. * Assess compliance with permit conditions and applicable laws and regulations through site inspections, review of contractor reports, and other information. Develop enforcement actions and/or corrective measures. * Participate in appeals as needed. 1. Other duties, as assigned, e.g., develop and deliver presentations at various venues. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: * Knowledge of policy, regulations, and case implementation related to wetlands, river, and coastal processes is required. Preferred qualifications include direct experience with Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (MGL C. 131, sec 40) and associated WPA Regulations (310 CMR 10.00), Federal and Massachusetts Clean Waters Act (MGL C. 21, sec 27), and 401 Water Quality Certification Regulations (314 CMR 9.00) including dredge and fill. * Demonstrated experience in technical review and analysis related to stormwater management, floodplain delineation, wetlands mitigation, stream crossing design, or other relevant areas. Proficiency applying models (hydraulic, hydrologic, water quality) and other analysis, such as: ACOE HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System), FHWA HY-8 (Hydraulic Method 8), Manning’s Equation (Hydraulic Method), TR-20, and TR55. Experience in EPA SWWM (Stormwater Management Model), USGS SELDM (Stochastic Empirical Loading and Dilution Model), and USGS MODFLOW, preferred. * Experience using ArcMap and other GIS related tools. * Proven experience with planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects, including developing and/or reviewing technical submittals and environmental permits, and experience with erosion and sedimentation control and runoff and stabilization practices. * Experience developing or reviewing regulatory, policy, or guidance documents, preferred. * Ability to analyze complex information, draw conclusions, and summarize effectively for different audiences. Knowledge of probability and statistical methods used for data assessment and presentation, preferred. * Ability to exercise tactful negotiation and excellent problem-solving skills to resolve conflict among a broad range of constituents with competing interests. * Knowledge of the principles of project management andability to successfully multi-task. * Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office suite andon-line communication and collaboration platforms (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.) * Ability to communicate effectively in written/oral forms, including report drafting and editing, presentation preparation and delivery, etc. with internal and external audiences First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least three years must have been in a professional capacity and (C) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience* III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering 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. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience. *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. Job: Engineering* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Engineer IV Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street Requisition ID: 210007W8