Massachusetts Green Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Massachusetts Water Resouces Authority Environmental Scientist in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Assists the Senior Program Manager, NPDES and the Program Manager, Environmental Compliance and Monitoring in the implementation of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, covering the Authority\'s wastewater and waterworks facilities. Assists in the implementation of the Authority\'s environmental monitoring projects in Boston Harbor and its tributary rivers. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Program Manager, Environmental Compliance and Monitoring. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May exercise occasional supervision over interns or contract employees. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinates compliance activities required in the NPDES permits for MWRA wastewater and water treatment plants and other facilities. Prepares monthly NPDES permit required Discharge Monitoring Reports. Assists in the implementation of the MWRA\'s environmental monitoring projects in Boston Harbor, the Charles, Mystic, and Neponset Rivers, and local beaches, in conjunction with other Authority departments. Prepares written reports, complete with statistical and/or graphical analyses, using environmental monitoring or operational data, as appropriate. Prepares reports for web posting including Contingency Plan (CP) threshold exceedances and monthly and quarterly summary reports such as Orange Notebook. Works with ENQUAL-WW data management staff and other Operations staff to ensure environmental and operational data in MWRA databases are fully validated, updated, and available for use. Submits permit-related reports to regulatory agencies and other interested parties. Rotational on-call (remote) responsibilities for regulatory notifications of sanitary sewer overflows and wastewater treatment plant upsets after business hours, and for web posting of CSO discharges and sanitary sewer overflows. SECONDARY DUTIES: Performs related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: A bachelor\'s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, or related field; and Two (2) to four (4) years experience in permit compliance, environmental monitoring and data analysis, or similar environmental experience; or Any equivalent combination of education or experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of wastewater treatment systems, environmental principles, wastewater treatment and environmental regulations. Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Access, Excel and working knowledge of Oracle and Power Point. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as good interpersonal and organizational skills. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Office equipment as normally associated with the use of telephone, personal computer including word processing and other software, copy and fax machine.