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Title:  Environmental Analyst V

Application Deadline Date:  02/05/2023
Req ID:  46105
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42

Overview

The Air Quality and Climate Division of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting for an Environmental Analyst V to join our group of air quality scientists and analysts in the Planning Section.  The Air Quality and Climate Division implements state and federal clean air laws and regulations and works with federal, regional, state, and local agencies and organizations to address air pollution in order to protect the public and the environment from the adverse effects of air pollution.  The Division is comprised of five sections:  Planning, Ambient Monitoring, Mobile Sources, Permitting, and Compliance.  The Air Quality Planning Section is responsible for developing plans and programs to meet air quality standards and other state and federal requirements; developing regulations to address air pollution; collecting data and developing air pollutant emissions inventories including the annual registration program for point sources of air pollution; performing computer modeling and other analyses needed for new programs and attainment/maintenance strategies; coordinating activities on issues such as air toxics, visibility/regional haze, and acid rain; and issuing daily air quality forecasts.  
This position will provide technical support for a wide range of activities.  Specific activities include:
-    Developing and updating atmospheric emissions inventories for Vermont sources of criteria air pollutants, hazardous air contaminants, and other pollutants of interest such has black carbon and emerging contaminants. 
-    Quantifying annual emissions and associated registration fees for specific Vermont sources subject to the State’s point source registration program; 
-    Analysis of Vermont air quality, emissions, and meteorological data; 
-    Assistance developing and evaluating Vermont and regional control strategies and state implementation plans to reduce emissions and improve ambient air quality and visibility; 
-    Assistance developing outreach strategies and content related to reduction of fine particle pollution, especially from residential wood combustion;
-    And other related work under the direction of the Planning Section Chief. 

The Agency of Natural Resources and Air Quality and Climate Division have an employee-friendly telework policy that supports different preferences in working from the office or the employee's own productive location. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Who May Apply

This position, Environmental Analyst V (Job Requisition #46105), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Bennet Leon at bennet.leon@vermont.gov.

 

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
 

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, and 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

Bachelor's degree in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND two (2) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.

OR

Master's degree or higher in a biological-life or physical science, engineering, a social science, data science, or an environmental or natural resources field AND one (1) or more years of experience in a natural resources field.

OR

Five (5) years or more of experience in an engineering, environmental, social science, data science, or natural resources field.
 

Preferred Qualifications

-    Experience working with spreadsheets, databases, and computer models;
-    Considerable knowledge of data gathering techniques and various systems for organizing and interpreting such data;
-    Experience with drafting scientific reports to present research findings or other results in clear, objective, written form;
-    Ability to speak effectively in public fora, including formal hearings;
-    Experience in an air quality related field would be ideal, but not required.
 

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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