Environmental Intern (35 Hour) Target Class - Environmental Analyst 1 Recruitment #190524-0196ES-001 Location Hartford, CT Date Opened 5/24/2019 2:45:00 PM Salary $40,939* - $56,352/year (*new State employees with Bachelors degree/$42,416 with Masters) Job Type Open to the Public Close Date 6/10/2019 11:59:00 PM Introduction The State of Connecticut , Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticuts economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state. DEEP's Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) is responsible for the proper and sustainable management of recyclable materials, solid waste, pesticides, chemicals and other materials that are critical to the protection of the environment, public health and safety. The MMCA Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division/Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Program has a current opportunity for an Environmental Intern. This is a one-year training classification and upon successful completion of the training period, the incumbent will be promoted to the target class of Environmental Analyst 1. Spring 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. Don't let the job title "Environmental Intern" deter you! This is a full time position with opportunities for advancement. The position will work out of our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historic Bushnell Park. This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (flexible). Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov , (860)424-3006. Selection Plan This position is non-competitive. Open to the public. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK) In a state agency receives training in introductory professional environmental work for the development of technical and professional skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement to the professional environmental work of the agency; performs a wide variety of increasing difficult duties as technical skills are acquired during the course of the training period. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES During the training period, the candidates skills will be developed to perform the following duties: 1) Assist with implementation of a variety of sustainability, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling projects; 2) Assist with strategic initiatives associated with the ongoing implementation of Connecticuts Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy (CMMS); 3) Provide technical assistance and support to municipalities to implement waste reduction initiatives; 4) Develop and provide additional technical assistance, outreach, and education (to the general public, businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders) to improve awareness and participation to maximizing sustainable practices and recycling; 5) Maintain, update and enhance DEEPs Sustainable Materials Management/Recycling webpages; 6) Assist with implementation of CTs Commercial Organics Recycling Law; 7) Assist with development and implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs; 8) Coordinate grant programs; 9) Research and respond to questions received via the Divisions Compliance Assistance program; 10) Analyze data to help support policy decisions; 11) Prepare reports and correspondence; 12) May serve as a DEEP representative or subject matter expert at public meetings, hearings conferences, conference calls, webinars and other similar proceedings; and 13) Perform other related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY Some knowledge of basic theories, principles and practices of environmental and policy analysis; some knowledge of basic statistics; general knowledge of environmental program planning principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical skills; research and organizational skills; ability to understand and interpret legislation and technical data; ability to utilize computer software. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; environmental or natural sciences; or natural resources. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The preferred candidate, through coursework or experience, will have: 1) Knowledge of the principles and practices of the sustainable materials management 2) Experience with researching, evaluating and analyzing reports and data; 3) Experience with presenting data about technical issues to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences; 4) Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, and review workload status to ensure timely completion and quality of deliverables for multiple activities/projects; 5) Establish and meet measurable goals; 6) Ability to develop and/or strengthen knowledge of pertinent state laws, statutes, and regulations pertaining to recycling, sustainability and solid waste management; 7) Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; 8) Demonstrated strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills; 9) Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), with familiarity of webinar software and social media 10) Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS). WORKING CONDITIONS Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from on site environments and moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions. Conclusion AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.