An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure.
The Co‐op will support the Environmental Services Section by reviewing MassDOT projects statewide to ensure compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Duties may include reviewing project construction plans, analyzing project areas using ArcGIS, evaluating projects against environmental regulations, reviewing and developing permit applications, and performing occasional field work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Co‐op will work closely with MassDOT staff to complete all tasks and will gain a broad range of knowledge in environmental regulations including the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Wetlands Protection Act, and various regulations associated with hazardous materials, historic and archeological resources, and conservation land/open space.
The Co‐op will work closely with the Wetlands and Water Resources Unit to review projects and ensure federal and state wetland permits are received before advertising for bids. Duties may include reviewing plans and permit applications, assisting with wetland delineations, and coordinating rare species permitting. Occasional field work may be required for site visits, wetland delineations, and rare species monitoring.
The Co‐op will also support the Stormwater Unit in implementing the statewide Stormwater Program. This will include assisting with collecting drainage infrastructure asset data in accordance with the MassDOT Asset Management Program; reviewing stormwater retrofit design plans; developing an inspection and maintenance protocol for stormwater treatment facilities; developing permit applications and reports for Stormwater Retrofit Projects in accordance with state and federal regulations, and daily administrative tasks associated with the Stormwater Program.
In addition to meeting the minimum entrance requirements for this position, it is desirable that the selected applicant should possess the following:
• Coursework or familiarity in hydrology and hydraulics, environmental policy, wetland science, hazardous materials, or conservation biology
• An interest in environmental and transportation topics
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ArcGIS
• Excellent organizational abilities
• Ability to operate effectively and professionally under pressure
• Self‐motivated with strong aptitude and desire to learn and perform duties with limited supervision
• Demonstrated ability to take direction and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
• Demonstrated positive “can do” attitude
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Alaina Seitz, Human Resources Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org .