Application Deadline Date: 06/05/2023
Req ID: 47354
Department: Environmental Conservation
Location: Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $26.42
The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Wastewater Management Program seeks a highly motivated individual to serve in its Industrial Pretreatment Section. This position will work with breweries, dairies, landfills, and other industries to protect VT’s municipal wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs) and surface waters from harmful wastewater discharges.
The core job duties of this position include wastewater permitting, inspecting, and compliance and enforcement work with VT businesses. This position will also work with municipalities to identify sources of wastewater pollutants and develop limits to protect WWTF capacity. This position will enjoy field work around the State, have opportunities to provide pollution prevention technical assistance, and do cutting-edge work with emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Additional projects may be available based on applicable skills and interests.
This dynamic position often requires balancing long-term projects with urgent situations. Successful candidates will be effective time managers in order to balance writing permits, conducting inspections, reviewing plans, and performing compliance oversight for approximately 25 facilities. DEC seeks candidates that have working knowledge of environmental law, aquatic chemistry/biology, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment processes and lab practices, and be a collegial and supportive team member. The ability to interact professionally with business owners, WWTF operators, municipal governments, collaborators and stakeholders, and the general public is necessary. Candidates should have strong computer skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and experience balancing multiple projects and shifting priorities.