Environmental Analyst IV
Res 6051, MA
The 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, management of the Underground Storage Tanks program and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst IV (EA IV). This position is assigned to the Western Regional Office (WERO) Data Management Group, Bureau of Administrative Services, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Under the direction of the Deputy Regional Director for the Bureau of Administrative Services, or designee, the EA IV will serve in the Data Management Group as supervisor. The EA IV advises program chiefs and program staff assigned to data entry regarding quality assurance, data management and provides quality assurance specifically for the Bureau of Air and Waste data. The Data Management Group is charged with maintaining the data and data systems of MassDEP, bureaus, and programs in the Western Region of MassDEP; providing training, information management support, generate reports, conduct data analysis, and track complaints.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Review data systems used by the regional Bureaus, develop efficiencies, provide advice and guidance to programs regarding data management
- Conduct data entry and provide data entry guidance and support for regional staff
- Maintain and develop computer programs/system used to track and query environmental data
- Verify electronic entry of data/information and assist in data entry to support regional BAW operations
- Coordinate with the fees compliance group to ensure consistency and quality of billing data, including permit information, contact information, etc.
- Supervise and train staff of a lower grade in daily activities and assignments consistent with regional and MassDEP goals
- Conduct training of regional program staff in data entry and quality assurance
- Provide expert witness testimony, as needed
- Coordinate with other data managers and the Enterprise Information Office, as assigned
- Track and analyze data sets of regional and departmental significance for trends and impacts that may be relevant to MassDEP programs
- Write memoranda, letters, and technical or general reports as requested
- Incorporate the technical aspects of regulations, policy and guidelines for agency programs into data systems and data analysis
- Perform related duties such as collecting, compiling and correlating environmental data;
- Participate in meetings/conferences with agency staff and interested parties on environmental data and related issues
- On a monthly, quarterly & yearly basis, and as needed, prepare reports summarizing scope of activities to support review of Regional Compliance and Enforcement status.
- Periodically review existing regional enforcement data tracking procedures/systems/reports; modify as necessary to maintain coordination with MassDEP’s Office of Enforcement Accomplishment Reporting System.
- Provide automation initiative support including rollout of electronic reporting and regional support functions as requested.
- Perform administrative duties, which may include file management, database management and tracking.
- Participate in internal and external meetings, training and coordination with the headquarters and other regional offices.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
- Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of computer logic and experience in programming
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with data managment systems; MS ACCESS preferred
- Knowledge of regulatory program data and correlation to environmental protection
- Demonstrated ability to understand, apply, and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, and guidelines within environmental regulatory jurisdiction
- Supervision and project management experience
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental science and public health
- Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in environmental science and public health
- Knowledge of the preparation and use of charts, graphs, and tables
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
- Proficiency in use of collaboration platforms (e.g., Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc.)
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as computer software and programming guides
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations using formulae to solve environmental science problems
- Ability to prepare technical and general reports
- Ability to maintain accurate records
- Ability to give oral or written instructions in a precise, understandable manner
- Ability to assemble items of information according to establish procedures
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships in a diverse team on a common goal
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to adapt to varying work situations
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five 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 three years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least one year must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following 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 one year 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 completed.
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.
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.