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State of Massachusetts Environmental Analyst I in Springfield, Massachusetts

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, provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of an Environmental Analyst I (EAI) in the Air Quality Permitting Program in the Western Regional Office, located in Springfield. Under the directsupervision of Air Quality Permit Chief or a Bureau of Air and Waste staff person of a higher grade, the EAI reviews Air Quality Plan Applications and compliance/ enforcement activities of stationary, area, and major air pollution sources located in Western Massachusetts. Plan applications range from Limited Plan Applications to Operating Permits for minor to complex facilities (e.g. power plants, resource recovery facilities, landfills, and manufacturing facilities). Review includes examining plans, designs, technical and supportive information for environmental impact and compliance with federal and state air pollution control regulations and department policies; and performing calculations as necessary to check the accuracy of submitted information. Duties will also include: 1. Review plan applications, and drafts approvals for new and modified stationary sources. 2. Work with department colleagues and local officials to investigate and resolve public complaints of air pollution (noise, dust, odor, combustion, etc.); and conduct site visits to sources as necessary during investigations. 3. Review compliance reports submitted by facilities and recommend enforcement action as appropriate based on the review. 4. Assess a facility’s compliance requirements pursuant to National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and other federal programs. 5. Provide technical and policy support regarding emissions monitoring requirements for a given facility. 6. Attend Point of Contact meetings with sources and provides regulatory guidance regarding proposed facilities or proposed changes at existing facilities. 7. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of general air pollution control principles and management practices. 8. Provide outreach to the regulated community and the general public. 9. Receive technical inquiries and complaints by phone or email and provide appropriate responses. 10. Conduct field inspections of Operating Permit sources and other stationary sources, and prepares reportson the compliance status of sources with Massachusetts Air Pollution Control Regulations and, as appropriate, Federal Regulations. 11. Perform other related duties as required. _ _ Preferred Work Experience: 1. Proficiency in reviewing and evaluating engineering plans, specifications and standard operating and maintenance procedures relative to industrial processes, incinerators, power plants and air pollution control equipment. 2. Knowledge of air quality modeling and the inter-relationship between energy and air quality. 3. Experience in the interpretation and use of technical and scientific literature is required. 4. Ability to review and evaluate complex scientific reports and test results. 5. Ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing. 6. Ability to work in both an office and a field environment at various DEP offices and regulated facilities throughout the state. 7. Ability to interact professionally with regulated facilities. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two 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, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's 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 one year of the required experience.* II. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for the required experience.* Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License. _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: Science* *Organization: Department of Environmental Protection *Title: *Environmental Analyst I Location: Massachusetts-Springfield-436 Dwight Requisition ID: 23000AZO