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State of Massachusetts Environmental Engineer II 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 - to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and a clean and safe environment for future generations. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer II (EE II) within the Bureau of Water Resources (BWR) Drinking Water Program. The BWR Drinking Water program is charged with regional implementation of the Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure the protection of public health. This position will be based in MassDEP's Southeast Regional Office (SERO), Lakeville, MA, and will be responsible for assessing compliance with the Drinking Water regulations by: conducting sanitary survey inspections and documenting findings; reviewing engineering permit applications; reviewing water quality data reports; determining compliance with regulatory policies and standards; and other compliance and enforcement activities. This position is particularly focused on reviewing drinking water permit applications, drafting approval letters, conducting site inspections, and performing enforcement-related activities. This position additionally reviews assessments and corrective action plans, prepares and issues sampling plans, conducts associated follow-up activities, and provides technical assistance to the public and the regulated community. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Perform on-site sanitary survey inspections of public water systems and prepare timely inspection reports and enforcement documents. 2. Determine compliance with the Drinking Water Regulations, compiling documentation for enforcement and compliance activities and updating tracking databases. 3. Perform reviews of permit applications associated with drinking water facilities, including drinking water sources, treatment facilities, distribution systems, etc. Perform final inspections of facilities and draft approval-to-activate letters. 4. Review and evaluate analytical data submitted by Public Water Suppliers (PWS) to insure they meet QA/QC standards. 5. Prepare and issue standard enforcement documents in response to violations of the drinking water regulations and non-conformance with drinking water guidelines. 6. Assist in reviews and interpretation of water quality data and provide technical assistance regarding water quality issues and complaints. 7. Provide technical assistance to public water suppliers and operators on follow-up corrective action plans and enforcement actions. 8. Implement water quality monitoring programs; tracking, logging contaminants, determining compliance. 9. Prepare, maintain and update drinking water sampling schedules and plans. 10. Perform technical reviews of water quality monitoring reports. 11. Coordinate intra-agency water quality monitoring waiver determination reviews. 12. Provide technical assistance to the general public and regulated community on drinking water issues. 13. Provide assistance to laboratories and public water suppliers on quality assurance and quality control review of monitoring data. 14. Update and manage the WQTS database for public water supply inventory, bacteriological and chemical water quality monitoring data and violation and enforcement actions. 15. Understand Drinking Water Operator licensing requirements and enforce the regulatory requirements. 16. Attend meetings, conferences and trainings. 17. Represent SERO on subcommittees. 18. Perform related Drinking Water Program work as assigned. Preferred Qualifications and Work Experience: * Documented experience and knowledge of MassDEP Drinking Water Regulations and guidelines. * Ability to read and understand engineering plans. * Ability to perform independent on-site inspections of public water systems. * Work experience interacting with the public and public officials in a professional manner. * Demonstrated experience and knowledge of general operations of public water systems. * Excellent oral and written communication skills. * Strong attention to detail with demonstrated ability to organize and compile detailed information. * Work experience demonstrating the ability to review technical correspondence, interpret, and compile results and prepare a draft written response. * Work experience demonstrating the ability to review and interpret drinking water quality data. * Knowledge and experience with managing electronic data. * Experience evaluating laboratory analytical procedures, methods and quality control. * Ability to climb ladders, navigate uneven terrain, and enter areas with limited access. * General knowledge of state environmental programs. * Ability and experience explaining complex technical concepts to the general public. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public. * Proficiency using Microsoft Office 365. * Ability to use and manipulate Geographic Information Systems (GIS). * Valid Massachusetts driver’s license or equivalent. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three 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 one year 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 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 the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed *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 II Location: Massachusetts-Lakeville-20 Riverside Drive Requisition ID: 2200032P