PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for directing and coordinating activities related to state environmental permitting programs.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Environmental Protection or other administrative official of higher grade.
Supervises professional, technical and administrative staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Advises Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner regarding status of environmental quality permit process management, permit projects and legislation, policy and regulatory changes necessary to implement permit streamlining measures; oversees development, implementation and management of Small Business Assistance Program as required under Clean Air Act; coordinates and manages departmental Permits Workgroup; meets with company and governmental officials to advise regarding departmental policies and procedures to facilitate permitting; provides information to community regarding permitting issues; reviews, evaluates and provides input on legislation regarding permitting process; provides advice and assistance to permit applicants; acts as a liaison between department, community and other state and federal agencies; responds to inquiries regarding permit status, permitting process and departmental policy from regulated community, general public, state and local officials and Governor’s office; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of environmental protection principles, practices and issues; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and negotiating skills; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience as an analyst or engineer in environmental regulatory or permitting programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in engineering or the biological, physical, earth or environmental sciences 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.
2. A Master’s degree in engineering or the environmental sciences may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. A law degree may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This cancels the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Permits Ombudsman in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective July 17, 2012. (Inactivation of class)