Department of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director (3400MP)

$52.63-$71.77 Hourly / $4,210.77-$5,741.77 BiWeekly /
$109,901.00-$149,860.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the staff and programs of a scientific, regulatory or technical division.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This class is intended for use in scientific, regulatory and/or technical programs. It is not intended for other staff assistant director positions such as communications or business administration.
Incumbents in this class function in either of the following ways:
  • Acting as the sole assistant director in a division when the size and complexity of the operation and span of control warrants an assistant.
  • Managing a major section of a diverse division when the size and complexity of the operation warrants organizing the division into major programmatic sections. This class is used in a division only where there are at least four full supervisory positions with appropriate numbers of subordinate professional staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives administrative direction from the Division Director or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Assists in directing staff assigned to division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Assists in directing staff and operations of a scientific, regulatory or technical division;
  • Coordinates, plans and manages division activities;
  • Assists in formulating and implementing program goals and objectives;
  • Assists in development of related policy, goals and objectives;
  • Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations;
  • Evaluates staff;
  • Assists in preparation of division budget;
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities;
  • Provides or directs staff training and development;
  • Prepares and/or oversees preparation of reports and correspondence;
  • Performs public relations tasks;
  • Oversees special projects;
  • Serves as director in his or her absence;
  • Participates in 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;
    • environmental protection principles, techniques, practices and issues;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • analytical, organizational and negotiation skills;
  • Considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience in natural resource management, environmental conservation, energy research, energy planning, energy policy development, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, environmental regulatory programs or other related environmental protection field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing environmental protection work.
NOTE:
  • 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 this experience is interpreted at the level of an Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Engineer (Environmental Protection), Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Environmental Protection Supervising Forester, Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist or other comparable supervisory title responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing environmental protection work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the environmental field including but not limited to the biological, earth or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences or natural resources 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 environmental field as listed above including but not limited to the biological, earth or physical sciences; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences or natural resources may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
  • A law degree with a concentration in environmental protection or doctorate degree in a field related to 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.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(39)-Environmental Protection

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 68

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective January 01, 2023. (Revised to modify content) Final No. 23-012

EFFECTIVE DATE

01/11/2023

CLASS: 3400MP; EST: 5/28/1993; REV: 1/11/2023;