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State of Massachusetts Environmental Engineer III in Woburn, Massachusetts

Environmental Engineer III – Woburn The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources, and commits to address Environmental Justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth. MassDEP's mission is to protect and enhance the Commonwealth's natural resources - air, water, and land - to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. In carrying out this mission MassDEP commits to address and advance environmental justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth, to provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and, to ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer III (EEIII) within the Bureau of Water Resources (BWR) Drinking Water Program. The position is assigned to the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) located in Woburn, MA. Under the general supervision of an Environmental Engineer or Analyst of higher grade in the Drinking Water Program Section, the EEIII shall perform assigned duties to support permitting, compliance, and enforcement activities in the Section, and other duties, as needed, forregional implementation of the Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act to ensure the protection of public health. A particular focus of this position is to provide primary support for the Drinking Water section’s per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) permitting and engineering section. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1. Reviews moderately complex engineering plans and reports involving a high degree of difficulty and complexity. Meets with design consultants to discuss deficiencies and to explain Department regulations, policies and design guidelines. Issues permits related to reviews and conducts inspections of facilities to ensure permit compliance. 2. Conducts reviews of operator reports for conformance with proper operating practices and meets with permittee to discuss deficiencies. 3. Conducts inspections of Public Water Systems (PWS), including water treatment systems, storage tanks, and distribution and conveyance systems for compliance with proper operation practices and permit requirements. Prepares detailed inspection reports based on comprehensive field notes. 4. Conducts field investigations to gather evidence in a manner suitable for use in enforcement proceedings. Coordinate preparation of formal actions, which establish appropriate actions to be taken to abate violations of Department regulations and permit requirements. 5. Provides technical assistance to the general public, municipal officials, and consulting firms, which shall include conducting meetings, teleconferences and written correspondence. 6. Maintains appropriate databases and MassDEP records in accordance with set procedures. 7. Serve as the NERO Drinking Water climate resiliency liaison by providing support to NERO BWR for programmatic coordination with State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan (SHMCAP) goals. 8. Serves on appointed workgroups and/or committees to draft new policies or protocols or provide comments for revision to policies and/or protocols. 9. Communicates routinely with supervisor. 10. Performs other duties as required. Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications: Qualified applicants must have knowledge and experience in the principles of drinking water treatment and management. Qualifications include: * Ability to evaluate engineering plans and studies, and to analyze and determine the applicability of environmental data, draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. * Knowledge of the principals of civil and environmental engineering as these relate to water collection, storage, conveyance and treatment systems. * Knowledge of Department regulations, policies, guidance and procedure relating to Water treatment and distribution. Also Knowledge of relevant federal regulations pertaining to this field. * General knowledge of sampling procedures. * Ability to express complex ideas clearly and concisely, and to explain concepts in a logical sequence. * Ability to represent the Department in a professional manner at inspections, public meetings and formal enforcement proceedings. * Ability to walk on uneven terrain to conduct inspections of PWS. * Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and GIS or other similar computer programs. * Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver's license or equivalent is required * * First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. 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 engineering. civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which 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 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. _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! *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: Engineering* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Engineer III Location: Massachusetts-Woburn-150 Presidential Way Requisition ID: 23000B1T