PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the bureau.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is used in the Bureaus of Air Management, Material Management and Compliance Assurance, Natural Resources, Water Protection and Land Reuse, Outdoor Recreation and Energy and Technology.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Administers programs and operations of bureau; directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Administers staff and operations of the bureau and manages all related functions;
- Develops comprehensive long and short range plans and strategies which support agency mission and goals;
- Assists, participates and makes recommendations in review and formation of agency policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulations;
- Implements agency policy within assigned bureau;
- Controls fiscal operations within a bureau by determining priorities for expenditure of financial and related resources;
- Develops bureau programs, strategies and policies consistent with agency policy;
- Responds to inquiries from the public, Governor's office, General Assembly, Congress and federal, state and local officials concerning energy and/or environmental issues and programs;
- Directs development of position recommendations on major legislative and regulatory proposals;
- Confers and negotiates agreements and strategies with federal and private agencies on energy and/or environmental issues and programs;
- Maintains statewide responsibility for all bureau programs and activities and represents agency and state in related activities as required;
- Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
- May solicit, negotiate, administer and manage funds to support and/or develop programs or projects;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
- Considerable knowledge of
- and ability to apply management principles and projects;
- and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and legislation;
- and ability to formulate and apply relevant agency policies and procedures;
- energy integration and/or environmental protection principles, techniques, practices and issues;
- interpersonal skills;
- oral and written communication skills;
- analytical skills;
- ability to organize and direct complex operating units and associated functions;
- administrative ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Twelve (12) years of professional experience in natural resource management, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, 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 or energy planning or other related environmental protection or energy field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity.
- 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 this experience is interpreted at the level of an Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director, Energy and Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director, Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director or other comparable managerial title responsible for the management of staff performing energy and/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; 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; 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 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.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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 Bureau Chief in Salary Group MP 72 approved effective July 1, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007