Environmental Job at Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description - Environmental Co-op Fall 2024 (240002CC)

Environmental Co-op Fall 2024 - (240002CC)


Position Summary:

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, policies and practices, including the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Wetlands Protection Act, Resilience, Sustainability, Carbon Reduction, River Science / Fluvial Geomorphology, and various regulations and policies 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 project advertisement. Duties may include reviewing plans and permit applications, assisting with wetland delineations, geographic information systems (GIS) project screening, and data management in GIS, Excel, and/or other systems . Occasional field work may be required for site visits, wetland delineations, and stream assessments.

The Co‐op will work closely with the Wildlife and Endangered Species Unit to review projects and ensure federal and state endangered species clearances are received before project advertisement. Duties may include reviewing plans and endangered species consultations, assisting with consultation preparation and submittal, coordinating rare species permitting, GIS project screening, and data management in GIS, Excel, and/or other systems. Occasional field work may be required for site visits, rare species monitoring, and stream assessments.

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:

  • 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

About MassDOT

The 4,000+ employees of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. Information about MassDOT’s inclusive culture and career opportunities can be found at mass.gov/massdot-careers.

MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, and Rail & Transit. Headquarters (Planning & Enterprise Services) provides business and administrative support and policy leadership for each of the four (4) divisions.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered.

Please provide a complete, accurate and current resume / application for MassDOT to review in order to determine if your submitted materials meet the minimum entrance requirements for the position.

The selected candidates will be expected to work from June/July through December 2024 on a full-time (37.5 hours/week) basis.

  • For questions regarding the job posting, please email the MassDOT Talent Acquisition Team at talentacquisition@dot.state.ma.us.
  • For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722.
  • For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, Lucy Bayard, ADA Coordinator at 857-274-1935.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.

Official Title: Contracted Student Interns

Primary Location

: United States-Massachusetts-10 Park Plaza


: Environmental and Energy


: Massachusetts Department of Transportation


: Full-time


: Day

Job Posting

: Mar 13, 2024, 4:08:06 PM

Number of Openings

: 5


: 20.00 - 21.00 Hourly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Derrick Mann - 8573688541

Bargaining Unit: Non

Confidential: No

Potentially Eligible for a Hybrid Work Schedule: Yes


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