Emergency Response and Spill Prevention Division
|Date Opened||7/23/2019 08:10:00 AM|
|Salary||$101,066* - $137,814/year (*New State employee)|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/16/2019 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), 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.
DEEP's Bureau of Material Management and Compliance Assurance (MMCA) mission is to protect human health and safety and the environment from releases of hazardous materials, preventing releases through inspection, permitting and enforcement and ensuring corrective actions are taken to cleanup and minimize direct exposure to hazardous materials.
The MMCA's Emergency Response and Spill Prevention (ERSP) Division has diverse responsibilities including:
1. A 24-hour statewide emergency response program that responds to hazardous materials incidents including petroleum releases, chemical releases, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents, threats, and hoaxes;
2. A unit that supports emergency response operations and conducts soil and groundwater investigations to identify parties responsible for spills and enforces cleanups from underground storage tanks (UST's);
3. A unit that manages post closure activities at state owned landfills;
4. A Storage Tank and PCB Enforcement Unit that regulates Marine Terminals, registers and inspects gas stations, and enforces PCB regulations; and
5. A unit that ensures corrective action measures are taken to mitigate cleanups releases.
The ERSP is seeking to hire an Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director to oversee the enforcement and corrective action section. This position will lead the core regulatory programs: inspections, enforcement and corrective action and to provide direct management of the inspection and enforcement of storage tanks and PCBs to prevent releases as well as the oversight of long term soil and groundwater cleanup actions when such releases do occur. This position is responsible for overseeing a staff of 18 environmental analysts, engineers and compliance specialists working on inspection, enforcement, permitting and cleanup.
This full time position is based in Hartford, CT.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP Human Resources. 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.
This position manages:
· The licensing and inspection of marine terminals where petroleum liquids are stored, the inspection and enforcement of federally and state regulated commercial underground storage tanks, and the regulation and proper management of PCBs.
· The oversight and enforcement of cleanup actions to remediate releases that have impacted soil, groundwater and surface water.
· The cleanup of PCB contaminated buildings and associated materials.
· Management of federal grants.
· Demonstrated leadership and experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce.
· Experience in the field of investigation and remediation of chemical and oil spills to soil, surface water and groundwater.
· Demonstrated working knowledge of Federal, State and Local environmental regulations/laws and working with U.S. EPA, U.S. Coast Guard, response departments, and other local, state and federal agencies.
· Experience in grants management.
· Demonstrated experience in enforcing and drafting state statutes and regulations.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to effectively communicate technical information in clear and common language terms with regulated community, state and federal agencies, the media and the general public.
· Demonstrated experience managing multiple competing priorities and projects.
· Considerable experience developing and implementing innovative approaches or process improvements to address environmental problems and/or manage productivity.
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.