Wetlands and Waterways Circuit Rider

Circuit Rider
Posted 1 year ago

MassDEP Wetlands and Waterways Circuit Rider Position serving both the Northeast (Wilmington) and Southeast (Lakeville) Regional Offices and their communities.

This requisition was posted on 10/23/17 and will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Working under the direction of the Wetlands Program staff (including the applicable Regional Wetlands Chiefs), the Wetlands & Waterways Circuit Rider, Environmental Analyst III, will serve as the liaison between the MassDEP Northeast and Southeast Regional Offices and their respective communities.

The Circuit Rider (CR) will serve as the primary municipal contact for these two regions’ wetland and waterways programs and related programs.  The CR will develop and provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to local conservation commissions, applicants, and others on how to effectively administer or obtain permits under the MA Wetlands Protection Act.

Technical assistance and public outreach topics will cover a wide range of subjects geared to the needs of local officials including:  how to use the on-line eDEP forms, field plant identification and wetland delineation, stormwater control, guidance on municipal enforcement actions, exempt activities, site plan reading and interpretation, permit procedures, and guidance on how to assess project development issues for compliance with environmental performance standards.

The CR is responsible for establishing regional municipal networks to facilitate effective communication between MassDEP, municipal officials and others.  The Circuit Rider should have a working knowledge of related environmental laws, including the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act (Chapter 91).

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions described in the MassCareers vacancy announcement. To access this vacancy announcement, and to view other Commonwealth employment opportunities, click on https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl . If needed, enter posting ID number #170005ER into “search.”

Annual Salary Range: $60,878 – $88,727.

About MassDEP:  The Massachusetts 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 is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

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