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State of Massachusetts MEPA Environmental Analyst V in Boston, Massachusetts

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring and promoting a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Who We Serve: Massachusetts was the first state in the nation to combine energy and environmental agencies under one Cabinet secretary. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) serves Commonwealth residents interested in outdoor recreational activities, clean energy solutions and those who work with animals and livestock. Equally, EOEEA works with energy consumers, power companies, clean energy providers and farmers to delicately balance the interaction with environmental protection laws and regulations while being a cornerstone for our economic prosperity. This position will work as a member of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office. 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, and archaeological and historical resources. This position will be responsible for reviewing the full range of projects submitted to the MEPA Office for review. Reviews include analysis of Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs), Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Notices of Project Change (NPCs), Waiver requests, and other filings. The analyst will be asked to conduct public consultation meetings and site visits (both remote and in-person) with proponents, local and state officials, and interested members of the public. The analyst will also review and analyze filings supplied by proponents, as well as comments submitted by permitting agencies and other commenters, to determine adequacy of filings in consideration of statutory and regulatory requirements. The analyst will draft recommended decisions (certificates) for review by the MEPA Director and Assistant Director, indicating whether a project requires an EIR, issuing a scope of study for EIRs, and evaluating the adequacy of submitted EIRs in responding to any scopes previously issued. The analyst will be specifically tasked to assist the MEPA Office in implementing new environmental justice requirements imposed by Sections 57-60 of Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2021: An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy (the "Climate Roadmap Act”), and to that end, will be asked to assist in development of environmental justice policies and procedures in addition to conducting project reviews, and will be responsible for disseminating knowledge of environmental justice concepts and principles to other MEPA staff. Duty 1. Serves as primary reviewer of assigned Environmental Notification Forms and Notices 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 or other duties as assigned (e.g., research assignments, internal guidance/checklists, team meetings, database management), including development of regulations, protocols and guidance related to environmental justice and development of trainings for other MEPA staff. Preferred qualifications at hire: Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. Ability to understand and apply laws, rules and regulations concerning the environment in connection with the alteration and protection of the public health and the environment. Ability to plan, assign and coordinate the activities of others. Ability to accomplish work objectives when few precedents or guidelines are available. Ability to determine proper format and procedure for assembling information. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of vulnerable populations, environmental justice neighborhoods, and underserved areas. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. 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 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 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. _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! *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. Job: Science* *Organization: Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs *Title: *MEPA Environmental Analyst V Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 22000CHH

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