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 seeks applicants for the position of Environmental Analyst III (EAIII), in the Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Program within the Bureau of Air and Waste (BAW). In this position, the EAIII is responsible for reviewing emissions-related waivers and economic-hardship extensions, monitoring the contractor’s Motorist Assistance Center (MAC) Network and suggesting any revisions to the MAC Network Plan, reviewing the contractor’s Vehicle Maintenance Initiative (VMI) and recommending any needed revisions to the contractor’s VMI Plan, participating in the evaluation of the network contractor’s performance for the purpose of recommending approval of contract extensions, analyzing databases used in the I&M Program, and assisting with the production of annual and biennial reports. The EAIII works closely with the automotive repair service industry, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation/Registry of Motor Vehicles (MassDOT/RMV). The EA III may also work with automobile manufacturers and educational institutions in assisting with the development of a comprehensive training strategy designed to support the goals of the I&M Program.
This position will be located at One Winter Street, Boston, MA. Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Conduct audits of the equipment used by inspection stations to perform emissions tests to verify proper operation.
2. Query the vehicle inspection database to detect possible improper inspections, tampered vehicles, and malfunctioning equipment (digital audits).
3. Monitor the performance of workstations or their components for possible improper inspections by stations and inspectors.
4. Advise legal staff to support enforcement actions for improper inspections.
5. Perform emissions tests on certain targeted vehicles, such as taxis, livery vehicles, and freight transport vehicles.
6. Review repair waivers and extensions issued by the contractor to verify issuance criteria are met.
7. Assist with maintaining and updating vehicle repair technician training.
8. Monitor and help resolve repair technician concerns.
9. Participate in the procurement process for the next program contract, working with MassDEP and MassDOT/RMV staff.
10. Monitor the performance of technical support contractors including tracking and managing task orders and assisting staff with procurement of equipment and services.
11. Work with MassDOT/RMV to coordinate their program needs.
12. Assist with the production of annual and biennial I&M reports to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
13. Conduct meetings with agency staff, contractors, and stakeholders.
Other related duties as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of a successful motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program, and measurement of pollutants from motor vehicles, particularly Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) systems.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a workforce that includes staff and contractors.
Familiarity with the benefits and detriments of different I&M testing protocols.
Proficiency with computer software.
Experience writing reports.
Effective oral communications skills.
Experience developing and delivering presentations.
Experience working in a state I&M program.
Familiarity with the MOVES model.
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 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 below
I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health 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 competed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.