Environmental Engineer III

State Of Massachusetts Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

The 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.

MassDEP seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Engineer III (EEIII). This position is assigned to the Central Regional Office (CERO) Drinking Water Program (DWP), located in Worcester, MA

Under the general supervision of the regional drinking water program chief/coordinator or a staff person of a higher grade the EEIII performs tasks of considerable difficulty in the regional implementation of the Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The EEIII is primarily responsible for assessing public water systems' compliance with the Disinfection By-Product Rule (DBPR), Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR), Ground Water Rule (GWR) and Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) and other Drinking Water Regulations. In addition, this position will be responsible for providing Public Water System guidance during bacteriological detections, treatment issues, tracking, reviewing/approving Assessments and Corrective Action Plans, conducting inspections of public water systems (PWS), preparation of routine enforcement documents and associated follow-up activities and providing general Drinking Water technical assistance to the public and the regulated community.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review monitoring data and provide technical assistance with DBPR, SWTR, GWR and RTCR and other water quality compliance activities;

  • Prepare and issue enforcement actions based on compliance with DBPR, SWTR, GWR and RTCR;

  • Review and evaluate engineering plans and specs for drinking water systems related DBPR, SWTR, GWR, RTCR and other water quality compliance activities;

  • Update, review and approve sampling plans and water quality sampling schedules;

  • Review and approve Assessments and Corrective Action Plans for compliance with drinking water regulations;

  • Enter and track violations, significant deficiencies and enforcement actions in databases (WQTS, Access etc) for compliance purposes;

  • Schedule and conduct Sanitary Surveys of Public Water Systems of varying degrees of complexity;

  • Prepare timely inspection reports and enforcement;

  • Ability to climb ladders, navigate uneven terrain, and enter areas with limited access;

  • Prepare notices of noncompliance (NONs) and higher level enforcement actions (such as boil orders) for violations in an appropriate and timely manner as assigned;

  • Prepare public notification documents in an appropriate and timely manner as assigned.

  • Assist in reviews and interpretation of water quality data and provide technical assistance regarding water quality issues and complaints.

Preferred Experience and

  • Knowledge and experience with either operating or permitting a drinking water system.

  • Ability to review technical writing and develop presentations.

  • Ability and experience explaining complex technical concepts to the general public.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to organize and compile information.

  • Ability to review forms and surveys and document results.

  • Ability to review technical correspondence, interpret and compile results for draft response.

  • Experience in dealing with the public and public officials in a professional manner.

  • Experience in reviewing and interpreting drinking water quality data.

  • Knowledge of MassDEP Drinking Water Regulations and guidelines, as related to DBPR, SWTR, GWR and RTCR reporting requirements.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the public.

  • Strong abilities with use of Microsoft Office 2010 Tools including MS ACCESS

  • Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Drivers License or its equivalent.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering. civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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