Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director

Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

Recruitment #180409-0240MP-001

Introduction

At the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment- and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy. Within the Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), our mission is to work together for the restoration, protection and conservation of Connecticut’s water and land resources for current and future generations.

With this goal in mind, WPLR is currently looking for a Division Director- Remediation, at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historical Bushnell Park. This is a fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday-Friday, position.   

The position affords a dedicated and experienced environmental manager committed to public service and environmental protection, an exciting opportunity. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced workplace with a talented and committed group of professionals, making a real difference in the environmental quality of Connecticut including returning contaminated site to productive reuse. 

The Remediation Division oversees the investigation and remediation of environmental contamination.  The Division sets standards and establishes procedures for documenting the cleanup of contaminated sites to meet Connecticut’s Remediation Standard Regulations.  The ultimate goal is to protect, human health and the environment,  through adequate reduction of risk from historical contamination.  The Remediation Division is responsible for the regulatory oversight of hundreds of contaminated sites across Connecticut.

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:  

·       Day to day management responsibility for the Remediation Division including providing direction to forty staff and planning and prioritizing division activities;

·       Formulate program goals and objectives to enhance remediation of contaminated sites in Connecticut with an emphasis on reducing risk to human health and the environment;

·       Develop implementation plans for achieving goals and objectives utilizing innovative approaches as appropriate;

·       Oversee implementation of plans to achieve goals and objectives;

·       Balance competing priorities to efficiently use available resources to meet goals and objectives;

·       Build and provide the mentoring necessary in the division to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on succession planning;

·       Ensure that the activities and objectives of the division are integrated into Bureau and Department actions and clearly communicated to other stakeholders; 

·       Coordinate with partners as appropriate, including local governments, other state agencies, the federal government including US EPA,  non-governmental organizations including professional groups, and the regulated community regarding Connecticut’s remediation programs;

·       Represent Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level.

Applicants are required to upload their cover letter and resume. (Note: In order to upload documents you must ensure that your internet browser's 'pop-up' blocker is off.  Failure to do so may prevent you from being able to upload documentation and submit your application.)  Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:  DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov or 860) 424-3006. 

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years; Non-State Employees- three (3) professional references, with contact information.

 

Selection Plan

This position is competitive. Open to the public.

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of division; develops, implements and evaluates division policies, goals and objectives; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; designs and implements performance review standards for division staff; administers state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to division; develops new laws and regulations related to division programs; serves as state liaison with federal programs; prepares or assists in preparation of division budget; maintains contacts and liaison with public and private individuals and organizations and other agency units with the potential to impact program activities; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of energy, environmental or radiation protection principles, techniques, practices and issues; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and negotiating 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.
NOTES:
1. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State Employees, the supervisory Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Supervising Sanitary Engineer (Environmental Protection), 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, 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.
3. Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring the budget.
4. For State Employees, the managerial Special Experience is interpreted at the level of 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

1. 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 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.
2. 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 related area may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
3. 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Candidate will have the following skills:
·       Demonstrated leadership and management skills including experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce; 
·       Demonstrated ability to exercise critical thinking, manage productivity, define expectations and establish measurable goals, coordinate programs and make sound decisions;
·       Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex environmental data, utilize in program planning, and put in context for laymen;
·       Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative approaches and programs to address environmental problems, preferably related to site remediation. 
·       Excellent public, written, and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills; 
·       Well versed in state and federal laws and regulations related to environmental protection preferably also site remediation.
·       Experience in environmental enforcement and permitting is a plus along with a demonstrated   ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations;
·       Significant knowledge and experience in fiscal and personnel management practices

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Radiation Division:
1. Incumbents may be required to travel and respond to radiological emergencies within Connecticut and other New England states.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain a security clearance.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.