|Date Opened||5/4/2018 2:05:00 PM|
|Salary||$97,648* - $133,153/year (*For New State Employee)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||5/25/2018 11:59:00 PM|
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 Water Planning and Management Division (WPMD), our mission is to monitor, assess, and restore the water quality of Connecticut streams, rivers, and lakes and provide adequate instream water quantity for current and future generations. Programs revolve around state and federal programs for water quality and water quantity in our streams, rivers, lakes, and the Long Island Sound and its embayments.
Connecticut has over 6,000 miles of streams and rivers and over 2,000 lakes and reservoirs. This position is essential to coordinating with US EPA and meeting federal Clean Water Act requirements. The ultimate goal is to provide fishable, swimmable waters throughout the state for the use and enjoyment of all Connecticut citizens. If water science and water resources are important to you, then perhaps this position is right for you.
With this goal in mind, WPMD is currently looking for an Assistant Division Director- Water Planning, at our downtown Hartford Office, located at 79 Elm Street, across from historical Bushnell Park. 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, planning for Connecticut’s water future.
The Planning Section of the Water Planning and Management Division oversees four functional units: Water Monitoring, Water Quality, Water Quantity, and Watersheds. The Assistant Director’s duties will be to assist in directing the policy, regulatory and technical programs associated with these units. In addition, the Assistant Director will coordinate with the Assistant Director of Infrastructure Management on cross cutting issues. The Assistant Director receives administrative direction from the Director of the Water Planning and Management Division within the Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse.
This position is fulltime, forty (40) hours per week, Monday-Friday.
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.
Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their applications. (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, (860)424-3006.
Assists in direction of staff and operations of division; determines priorities, coordinates plans and manages activities; assists in formulating program goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same; assists in development of related policy, goals and objectives; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff performance; provides or directs staff training and development; assists in preparation of division budget; prepares and/or oversees preparation of reports and correspondence; performs public relations tasks; oversees special projects; serves as director in his/her absence; establishes and maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; performs related duties as required.
Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
Day to day management responsibility for the Water Planning Section within the Water Planning and Management Division, including:
· Assists in direction of staff and operations of the Water Planning Section;
· Determines priorities, coordinates plans and manages activities;
· Assists in formulating program policies, goals and objectives and ensures implementation of same by balancing competing priorities to efficiently use available resources;
· Prepares or directs the development of office implementation plans for achieving goals and objectives utilizing innovative approaches;
· Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of established or proposed policies and/or programs assessing options and developing recommendations for improvement;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations;
· Evaluates staff performance;
· Provides or directs staff training and development;
· Assists in preparation of division budget;
· Prepares and/or oversees preparation of reports and correspondence;
· Oversees special projects;
· Represent Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level;
· May serve as director in his/her absence;
· Coordinates with partners as appropriate, including technical consultation to local, regional, state and federal officials; and non-governmental organizations and constituent groups;
· Builds and provides the mentoring necessary to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on managing change and succession planning; and
· Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills including experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce and a proven ability to manage productivity, identify problems and recognize opportunities.
· Proven public, written and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, including effectively communicating complex technical information in a clear and concise manner with the regulated community, state and federal agencies and environmental advocacy groups;
· Proven track record of synthesizing complex environmental data and utilizing in developing planning strategies and actions;
· Considerable knowledge of environmental protection principles, ideally practices and issues related to water quality, water quantity, and watershed management;
· Demonstrated ability to exercise critical thinking, coordinate programs and make sound decisions;
· Experience managing state and federal grants and budgets; and
· Ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures to diverse situations.
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.