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Environmental Analyst V

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state park systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, golf courses, trails, and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst V ? Wachusett Director of Environmental Quality. The EQ Director will report directly to the Regional Director and will supervise the Wachusett Environmental Quality group.
This person oversees the Watershed Protection Program for the Region including all Reservoir and stream sampling, watershed monitoring, Bird Control Program and development reviews. This person is responsible to develop and oversee implementation of annual section work plans and manage consultant contracts regarding water quality issues in watersheds. The Wachusett EQ Director will also provide coordination between the watershed protection programs of the two water supply regions, providing guidance directly to the Regional Directors and the Water Supply Protection Director.
DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop goals for section based on priorities in 2018 Watershed Protection Plan.
Work with Regional Director to develop and prioritize tasks.
Supervise Environmental Quality staff.
Assign tasks to section members and develop work plans.
Review water quality data with staff and respond as necessary.
Respond to complaints or information regarding potential environmental pollution in the watershed.
Coordinate with MWRA staff as required for water quality sampling, analysis, and responding to regulatory requirements.
Coordinate with DEP as necessary on issues requiring DEP enforcement or other DEP action.
Provide implementation oversight of the Watershed Protection Act and Regulations
Review environmental plans and reports submitted to DCR.
Prepare written reports as required.
Manage contracts with UMass, USGS, and for remediation of direct discharges to the reservoir.
Coordinate watershed protection programs between the 2 water supply regions
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least six 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 four years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least two years must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.
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 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 competed.
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.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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