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Commonwealth of Mass, Exec Economic Dev Environmental Analyst III in Wilmington, Massachusetts

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, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. Duty Statement: Under the general supervision of the Wetlands Section Chief or an analyst or engineer of higher grade in the Wetlands Section, the Analyst III shall perform the following duties: -Review permit applications for projects subject to the Wetlands Protection Act and 401 Water Quality Certification Regulations for both inland and coastal sites; -Schedule and conduct site visits with applicants, consultants and local/state/federal representatives to evaluate wetland delineations and discuss technical and regulatory aspects of project proposals under the Wetlands Protection Act and 401 Water Quality Certification regulations. -Draft information requests and other correspondence necessary to evaluate permit applications and appeals. -Draft SOCs/SORADs/SDAs and 401 WQC permits, MEPA comments and other correspondence for approval by the Section Chief. -Participate in adjudicatory hearings, prepare expert testimony for administrative and Attorney General proceedings. -Conduct technical and regulatory review of moderately complex plans, reports, wetland replication proposals, stormwater calculations and stormwater management designs; prepare technical comments, information requests and other correspondence; -Investigate complaints, respond to requests for assistance by conservation commissions, property owners or others; gather information as needed in order to determine compliance with 401 WQC and the WPA Regulations; evaluate reports of violations to determine whether agency action is appropriate and make recommendations on enforcement actions; -Draft enforcement agreements/actions and monitor compliance on resolved cases; participate in enforcement conferences; -Draft comments on MEPA filings or other documents, including assisting with information collection/review and determining appropriate actions; -Participate in pre-application meetings in the regional office with other local/state/federal agencies on projects that involve wetland issues; coordinate with other local/state/federal agencies regarding permitting, compliance and enforcement of projects permitted under the WPA and the 401/404 Regulations. -Participate in meetings with stakeholders, members of the public, local/state/federal representatives about projects or policies within the scope of the Wetlands Program. -Perform data entry and other duties as required. Preferred Work Experience: Qualified applicants should have knowledge of the principles of wetland science, such as botany, hydrology and soil science, relevant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations and 401 Water Quality Certification Regulations as well as experience in wetland delineation under the Massachusetts regulations. Applicants should have direct experience in implementing the WPA and a strong understanding of the regulations for inland and coastal resource areas as well as permitting procedures. In addition, applicants should have a demonstrated ability to review moderately complex site development plans, stormwater reports, engineering studies, specifications and related information that is routinely submitted for projects that are proposed in or near wetlands. Knowledge and experience applying the Mass. Stream Crossing Standards and Stormwater Regulations is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written, are required. For full job description go to: