Environmentalist IV, Spill Response & Complaint Investigation Manager

State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Published: August 1, 2019
Concord, NH
Job Type
CSR/ Envir Mgmt Systems / Engineering /
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~ The mission of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is to help sustain a high quality of life for all citizens by protecting and restoring the environment and public health in New Hampshire. ~

Position Summary

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Waste Management Division, Oil Remediation & Compliance Bureau has a full time vacancy for an Environmentalist IV - Spill Response and Complaint Investigation Manager. Job Id 15051.

This role is responsible for managing and directing petroleum and hazardous waste spill prevention, preparedness & response activities and petroleum, solid waste, & hazardous waste complaint investigations.


  • Provides 24-hour statewide petroleum and hazardous waste spill response capabilities to ensure that cleanup occurs in an appropriate and timely fashion. Serves as an “On-Call” responder, carrying a Department issued cell phone and/or pager and responding to spills immediately, when requested to do so. Formulates, directs and implements immediate spill containment and cleanup strategies at petroleum and hazardous waste spill sites, assuming jurisdiction as the State On-Scene Coordinator.
  • Uses specialized techniques and equipment, including personnel protective equipment, in hazardous environments with possible exposure to known or unknown chemicals and other dangers.
  • Manages the initial response phase of contamination cleanup, including overseeing State contractors, directing equipment deployment and approving expenditures of state funds. Collects samples, interprets analytical data, and reviews reports to evaluate acute and chronic environmental impacts. Directs corrective actions to achieve compliance with state statutes and regulations. Reviews and approves work scopes and budgets for investigation and remedial activities, to assure that tasks and costs are reasonable, adequate and consistent with state contracts and regulations. Initiates activities to recover costs incurred by the Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund and Oil Pollution Control Fund for responding to and remedying contamination.
  • Investigates petroleum, solid waste and hazardous waste complaints. Prepares correspondence, reports and enforcement documents that summarize field observations and actions necessary to correct violations of petroleum, solid waste and hazardous waste regulations and laws.
  • Maintains databases and files to track and document investigation and cleanup activities.
  • Operates spill response equipment, including boats of various sizes, after receiving adequate training and demonstrating sufficient proficiency.
  • Participates in various spill planning, prevention and preparedness and counter-terrorism activities pertaining to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. This includes representing the Department of Environmental Services at various meetings and functions, and participating on committees and workgroups composed of federal, regional, state and local entities.
  • Provides assistance and support to other state and federal agencies with facility, vehicle and ship inspections, as needed, to enhance oil spill prevention.
  • Educates and trains response personnel, state and local agencies and other interested parties in spill response techniques and equipment operation. Communicates with the press, public, and concerned groups, to disseminate information relative to spill prevention, preparedness and response.
  • Continually seeks to improve practices to add quality and value in support of the Department’s mission while identifying and eliminating unnecessary or redundant actions.

Disclaimer Statement: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in any environmental science listed on the class specification.
  • Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.


  • 6 years’ experience as an Environmental Engineer or Environmentalist in the area of engineering, water quality control, geology, biology, or oil or hazardous waste initial response;
  • 2 years of which shall have involved supervisory duties as well as the preparation of various environmental documents, legal briefs or related research.

Note: In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature should be included with the application. If copies of transcripts have been requested please reference this and have them forwarded to the Human Resources office for the agency listed above.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to transportation for use in statewide travel.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a baseline medical examination indicating the individual is physically capable of assuming all duties required, including wearing respiratory protective equipment in accordance with the recommendations of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Within 12 months, must complete training and be certified for hazardous materials response at a minimum the Operations Level, as defined by the National Fire Protection Associate (NFPA 472).
  • Must be physically capable of deploying, spill response equipment weighing 30 pounds or more.
  • Criminal background and driving record review required.

Compensation: Salary is $55,000 to $65,949 

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