Position serves as professional staff for the Conservation Commission and performs technical inspection work including field visits, inspections of site work, drafting of Orders of Conditions, attending Commission meetings, and otherwise ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state and local wetlands, stormwater management and erosion control regulations, codes, and bylaws, issuing findings and recommendations.
Assists the Commission in planning, acquisition, administration and management of municipal conservation land.
Investigates, monitors, and makes recommendations to the Commission on matters involving wetland protection with the Town.
Provides support, preparation, and participation at scheduled Commission meetings.
Conducts review of plans submitted to determine compliance with local Wetlands, Stormwater and Erosion Control by-laws and regulations and federal and state laws, including site visit for proposed wetlands work.
Assures compliance with rules and regulations for conservation lands; issues needed permits and addresses user problems.
Drafts orders of conditions for review, discussion, and approval by the Commission.
Researches, pursues and coordinates grant and other funding opportunities; writes proposals and manages grants.
Inspects worksites to determine compliance with Orders of Conditions, and application laws, rules, and regulations.
Appears at adjudicatory proceedings on behalf of the Commission to properly present rationale for regulatory actions taken.
Drafts, with Commission, budget/annual report.
Assists the Commission in the administration and enforcement of the EPA General Permit for Massachusetts, Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (WPA), Rivers Protection Act, MassDEP Stormwater Regulations, Canton Wetlands Bylaw and Regulations, Canton Stormwater and Erosion Control Bylaw and Regulations, and other relevant town bylaws and regulations.
Assures legal requirements are met including postings, timeframes, minutes and other records.
Reviews Notices of Intent/other filings and associated documents for accuracy, completeness and compliance with the law and regulations. Ensures filing fees are calculated correctly.
Arranges and conducts, along with Commissioners, on-site inspections related to filings, permit compliance monitoring, and violations. Prepares relevant forms/reports.
Assures or conducts review of field delineations, sensitive areas, presence of rare species etc.
Monitors construction to ensure compliance with permits.
Assures Commission participation in DEP and court appeals. At direction of Commission consults with town counsel and assists in the preparation of testimony and other documents.
Responds to complaints, investigates potential violations and takes/recommends appropriate action/remediation.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Ecology or Landscape Architecture and three to five years of experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Experience with Wetland Protection, Stormwater Management and Erosion Control is required.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits
About Town of Canton
Canton is located southwest of Boston, about fifteen (15) miles and is part of Eastern Massachusetts. It is a popular location with highway access to route - 128, I-95, and 24. It also has access to the Commuter Rail Station. Some of its neighbors are; Stoughton and Sharon to the south, Randolph and Milton to the east and northeast, Dedham, Westwood, and Norwood, to the west and Boston to the North