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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst III in Lakeville, Massachusetts

The Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible protecting and enhancing the Commonwealth's natural resources (air, water, and land),provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and help to maintain a clean and safe environment for future generations MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III (EA III). This position is assigned to the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) Bureau of Water Resources (BWR) Wastewater Management – Cape and Islands Section located in Lakeville, MA. Under the general supervision of the Bureau of Water Resources Deputy Regional Director (DRD) or his designee, the EA III performs tasks to advance the regional implementation of wastewater regulations including permitting, compliance and enforcement activities. This person would primarily be responsible for making recommendations to the DRD or his designee, on groundwater hydrogeological evaluations and wastewater treatment facility discharge rate assessments for the Cape and Islands. The EA III will compose determinations letters and permits as directed and will determine if applications comply with the relevant regulations, applicable Department guidance and policy, and accepted hydrogeological practices. Duties include review of groundwater discharge permits and renewals, preliminary hydrogeological assessment data for Comprehensive Wastewater Management Planning, discharge capacity expansion applications, and conducting enforcement and compliance inspections of existing permitted groundwater discharge facilities as directed. Duties and Responsibilities include: * Witness Soils testing as part of the hydrogeological Evaluation Report Application (WP83). * Review numerical modeling results for potential wastewater treatment plant effluent discharges, groundwater flow directions and travel times. * Coordination with DEP staff and external parties on permit, CWMP and hydrogeo reviews. * Assist in the review and scoring of Project Evaluation Forms (PEFs) related to decisions to fund or not to fund State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects. * Assist in the review of preliminary hydrogeological site assessments as part of regional Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan Review. * Work with Cape Cod and Island communities on Septic System and Groundwater discharge treatment facility wastewater management and related project development. * Review of plans and specifications for large-scale State Revolving Fund projects specifically as related to wastewater treatment design and operation. * Review plans and specifications for Groundwater Discharge Permits permitted under 314 CMR 5.00. * Review plans, specifications and variances for Title 5 applications permitted under 310 CMR 15.000. * Provide technical assistance to the general public and regulated community on wastewater issues. * Conduct compliance inspections and compose inspection reports as directed. * Conduct enforcement activities as directed. * Investigate complaints as directed. * Attends meeting, conferences and training. * Perform any other necessary duties as directed. Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications: * Professional experience in environmental science with a particular focus on hydrogeology. * Professional experience in mounding and particle tracking modeling analysis, soil evaluation, and hydraulic load testing in context of wastewater treatment facilities. * Basic knowledge and experience in the design and/or evaluation of wastewater treatment facilities. * Ability to evaluate submittals quickly, thoroughly, and be able to prepare and convey recommendations to address issues identified. * Excellent communication skills including technical writing and editing skills and the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely. * Ability to work independently, with latitude for independent decision making. * Experience in communicating effectively with the regulated community, the public, and municipalities. * Working knowledge of 314 CMR 5.00, 310 CMR 15.000 and 310 CMR 44.00 * Ability to use hand tools and instruments, climb ladders, and move equipment up to 50 lbs in weight. * Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license or its equivalent is required. 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! *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: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst III Location: Massachusetts-Lakeville-20 Riverside Drive Requisition ID: 22000C3T

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