Job Specifications

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST III

Job Code: 145101

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 22

Occupational Category: Life, Physical & Social Science

Effective Date: 08/10/1999

Class Definition: Planning, analytical, and administrative work at a journey professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities, and data in a variety of department regulatory, non-regulatory, scientific, and engineering programs. Work at this level differs from lower level analysts in the complexity of projects; degree of independence, responsibility, and accountability; level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required. May act as a lead worker, overseeing the work of temporary, contractual, or classified employees at a lower level. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level technical or administrative superior.

Examples of Work: Independently, following general policies and guidance, plans, develops, and implements environmental plans and programs; reviews and analyzes proposed projects and plans for consistency with policies, statutes, regulations, rules, and environmental impact; researches, collects, analyses, and enters information into, and maintains, data bases and draft reports; prepares environmental impact statements and recommendations for corrective actions/alternatives; reviews and processes grant/loan applications; and prepares, develops, presents, and distributes informational and educational materials. Researches technical and administrative issues. Conducts field work, including project reviews, site inspections, investigations and makes regulatory compliance recommendations, including enforcement in regulatory programs. Participates in the training of staff, and represents the state in public meetings and in legal proceedings. Recommends technical and administrative program changes. Performs related duties as required.

Environmental Factors: Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Field work may involve exposure to chemicals, gases, hazardous liquid and solid waste, construction sites during all weather conditions and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of the scientific method of observation and analysis.

Considerable knowledge of planning principles and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of data gathering techniques and various systems

for organizing and interpreting such data.

Considerable knowledge of the laws, regulations, rules, policies, and programs of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation applicable to area of assignment.

Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations and Department programs.

Working knowledge of computer uses and potential in data management and

program planning.

Working knowledge of word processing and spread sheet computer programs.

Working knowledge of statistical concepts and procedures.

Working knowledge of the basic principles of environmental management

and protection.

Working knowledge of the basic principles of ecology.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand technical writing.

Ability to understand and interpret complex and technical information.

Ability to plan, organize, implement, and administer data gathering. systems

Ability to present research findings in clear, objective, written report form.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND three (3) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.

OR

Master's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.

OR

Two (2) years or more or experience as an Environmental Analyst II.

Special Requirements: n/a