PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for directing the staff and programs of a scientific, regulatory or technical division.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is reserved for the direction of scientific, regulatory and/or technical programs. It is not intended for other staff director positions such as communications or business administration.
Receives administrative direction from a Bureau Chief or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Directs staff and operations of a scientific, regulatory or technical division;
- Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
- Formulates and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, new procedures and procedural revisions;
- Develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives;
- Administers state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to division;
- Designs and implements performance review standards for division staff;
- Prepares or assists in preparation of division budget;
- Maintains contacts and liaison with public and private individuals and organizations and other agency units with potential to impact program activities;
- Recommends appropriate staffing levels;
- Develops new laws and regulations related to division programs;
- Serves as state liaison with federal programs;
- Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- and ability to apply management principles and practices;
- relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
- and ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures;
- energy, environmental or radiation protection principles, techniques, practices and issues;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- analytical, organizational and negotiation skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in natural resource management, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, radiation control, radiological regulatory programs or integration of radiological policies and programs, environmental or energy conservation, environmental or energy regulatory programs, integration of energy and environmental policies and programs, energy research or policy development, strategic operational environmental planning, energy planning, radiological planning, emergency response or other related environmental protection or energy field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work OR one (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work or accountable for establishing and monitoring energy and environmental financial and/or business policies and/or procedures.
- Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
- For state employees supervisory experience is interpreted at the level of a Supervising Environmental Engineer (Environmental Protection), an Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Radiation Control Physicist, Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Environmental Protection Supervising Forester, Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist, a Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis or other comparable supervisory title responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.
- Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring a budget.
- For state employees managerial experience is interpreted at the level of an Energy and Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director, Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director or other comparable managerial title responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
- College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the energy or environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources; renewable energy; energy conservation or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
- A Master's degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to the energy or environmental field as listed above including but not limited to the biological, earth or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources; renewable energy’ energy conservation or a related field may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
- A law degree with a concentration in energy, natural resources or environmental protection law or a doctorate degree in the biological, earth or physical sciences, health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science or a field related to renewable energy, energy conservation or environmental protection may be substituted for six (6) years of the General Experience.
NOTE: Education may only be substituted for a total of six (6) years of the General Experience.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain a security clearance.
- Incumbents in this class may be required to travel and respond to radiological emergencies within Connecticut and other New England states.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Energy And Environmental Protection Division Director in Salary Group MP 70 approved effective January 03, 2023. (Revised to modify content) Final No. 23-012