Job Specifications

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST IV

Job Code: 145208

Pay Plan: Classified

Pay Grade: 23

Occupational Category: Life, Physical & Social Science

Effective Date: 11/29/1999

Class Definition: Planning, analytical and administrative work at an advanced professional level for the Department of Environmental Conservation. Duties involve complex tasks in the technical review and analysis of environmental policies, programs, activities and data in a variety of regulatory, non-regulatory, scientific, and engineering programs. Work involves considerable independence in completing work assignments and greater responsibility and accountability than lower level analyst work. May provide project or program oversight and/or supervise program staff or provide expertise in a specialized technology or program element which is not duplicated in the Department. Work is performed under the general 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. Develops and maintains expertise in assigned technology or program element. Provides expert opinion, advice and training to Department management and staff, outside parties and the public in the areas of expertise. 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 laws, regulations, rules, policies and technologies of the programs and of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation applicable to area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of the technology and/or administrative procedures associated with the area of expertise assigned the position.

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 basic principles of environmental management and protection.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principals of ecology.

Working knowledge of computer uses and potential in data management and program planning.

Working knowledge of statistical concepts and procedures.

Working knowledge of the basic principals 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.

Ability to speak effectively in public fora, including formal hearings and court proceedings.

Ability to train other employees in areas of assigned expertise.

Ability to lead groups in specific work tasks and assignments.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, or an environmental or natural resources field AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.

OR

Master's degree or higher in an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in an environmental or natural resources field.

OR

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

Special Requirements: n/a