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The Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) mission is to protect and enhance the Commonwealth’s natural resources – air, water, and land – to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of all people, and to ensure a clean and safe environment for future generations. In carrying out this mission MassDEP commits to address and advance environmental justice and equity for all people of the Commonwealth, provide meaningful, inclusive opportunities for people to participate in agency decisions that affect their lives; and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
- Coordinate with MassDEP regions and review staff comments of draft NPDES/SWD permits prior to public notice.
- Address NPDES/SWD permit issues such as appropriate effluent limits and other permit conditions.
- Oversee staff issuance of approvals for land application of residuals.
- Participate in federal and state NPDES/SWD permit appeals.
- Participate in public meetings and hearings on NPDES/SWD permits.
- Implement a new program for public notification of sewage discharges.
- Work to address emerging contaminants, such as PFAS, in wastewater and residuals.
- Work with water quality staff to address site specific issues associated with NPDES/SWD permits.
- Interact regularly with US EPA on priority permits and water quality issues associated with NPDES/SWD permits.
- Review final permits prior to issuance.
- Assist Bureau and Department leadership on permit, policy, and regulation development.
- Evaluate and recommend revisions to SWD permit and other wastewater regulations.
- Familiarity with the NPDES permitting program.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate complex technical information in plain language.
- Knowledge of and experience with Massachusetts Clean Waters Act, Federal Clean Water Act, State Surface Water Quality Standards, and TMDLs.
- Ability to work independently and multi-task
- Experience in working cooperatively with the USEPA, municipal officials, the public, peers, supervisors, and managers.
- Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- Demonstrated history of supervision of technical staff.
- Experience in negotiating resolution of complex matters.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience in environmental sciences and/or engineering related to the wastewater treatment
Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Paramedic
Job Location: Boston, MA, US
Application Deadline: N/A