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State of Massachusetts Waste & Recycling Inspector in Boston, Massachusetts

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, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.

MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III (EA III). In this position, the Environmental Analyst III is responsible for managing the Waste & Recycling Inspector program within MassDEP’s Division of Business Compliance and Recycling, which is located within the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW). This position will be based in the Boston office located at One Winter Street, Boston, MA.

Under the supervision of the Branch Chief for Commercial Waste Reduction and Waste Planning, the Environmental Analyst III will perform the following duties:

  1. Conduct inspections at solid waste facilities to identify loads where recyclables are being disposed on in the trash, and conduct follow up enforcement for waste ban violations and communication to ensure these recyclables are properly separated and delivered to recycling outlets;

  2. Conduct outreach to sectors with poor compliance rates;

  3. Conduct inspections at recycling facilities, transfer stations, and solid waste facilities to monitor contamination and residual levels at recycling facilities and identify loads with high levels of contamination. Such inspections would be used to follow up with waste haulers and generators to clean up contaminated loads;

  4. Track submittal of annual certifications and reports from recycling, composting, and conversion facilities, take enforcement against entities not complying, review submitted reports for quality assurance purposes, and quantify overall levels of recycling, composting, and anaerobic digestion (AD) based on facility reports.;

  5. Track and monitor recycling markets and identify opportunities to grow Massachusetts' recycling infrastructure;

  6. Support recycling market development grant programs as needed;

  7. May supervise other Branch staff and/or oversee contracted services; and

  8. Other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in government environmental programs and policy development, preferably in a state environmental agency

  • Experience working in a field setting

  • Familiarity with the solid waste and recycling industry, policies, and regulations, preferably those specific to Massachusetts

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) and other commonly used computer applications

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to write clearly and concisely, and comfort with speaking in public settings

  • Experience supervising staff and/or contractors; and

  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently while also interacting effectively in a team environment

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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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 science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) 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 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 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 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.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Science

Organization: *Department of Environmental Protection

Title: Waste & Recycling Inspector

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Winter Street

Requisition ID: 190000XZ

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