WPLR, Water Planning & Managment Division
|Date Opened||1/8/2020 3:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$109,320- $149,062 /year|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||1/24/2020 11:59:00 PM|
The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is charged with conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut as well as making cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy available for the people and businesses of the state. The agency is also committed to playing a positive role in rebuilding Connecticut’s economy and creating jobs and to fostering a sustainable and prosperous economic future for the state.
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 looking for a Division Director to lead it’s Water Planning & Management Division. The Division is responsible for implementing requirements of the federal Clean Water Act and state statutes and regulations to protect water quality and habitat, maintain water quantity, and protect public health and safety. Specific programmatic responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Enforcing Connecticut’s dam safety laws and regulations; permitting repairs, modifications or construction of dams, maintaining an inventory of over 4,000 dams in CT and overseeing requirements for dam owners to periodically inspect and report on condition, and prepare Emergency Action Plans.
2. Maintaining, inspecting and repairing approximately 260 state-owned dams; monitoring and responding to flood events.
3. Developing and updating Connecticut’s surface water quality standards and classifications for protection of human health and ecology, and establishing action plans to restore and protect water quality.
4. Conducting water quantity planning and implementing programs to manage water resources.
5. Monitoring of inland and marine water quality, including physical, chemical and biological and beach monitoring at State Park Beaches.
6. Administering the Clean Water Fund for municipal wastewater projects including planning, design and construction projects, regulation of discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants to surface water, reducing combined sewer overflows, and administration of the “Sewerage Right to Know” reporting program.
The position will be located at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
This is a fulltime, 40 hour per week, Monday – Friday position.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, or 860-424-3006.
This position is competitive.
This position is open to the public.
Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals; External applicants, three (3) Professional References.
This posting MAY require completion of additional Referral Questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please also check your Junk or SPAM Folders, as emails may inadvertently end up there.
You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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.
Specific responsibilities, for opportunity, will include, but not be limited to:
Day-to-day management responsibility for the Division, including:
1. Providing direction to the three assistant directors and staff and planning and prioritizing division activities;
2. Formulating program goals and objectives to evaluate and implement strategies that improve water quality and quantity issues statewide and improve the public safety, public health, and environmental protection outcomes for the Department;
3. Developing an implementation plan for achieving goals and objectives utilizing innovative approaches as appropriate;
4. Leading and overseeing implementation of a plan to achieve goals and objectives;
5. Balancing competing priorities to efficiently use available resources to meet goals and objectives;
6. Building and providing the mentoring necessary in the Division to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on succession planning;
7. Ensuring that the activities and objectives of the Division are integrated into Bureau and Department actions and clearly communicated to other stakeholders;
8. Coordinating with partners as appropriate, including local governments, other state agencies, the federal government (including US EPA), non-governmental organizations, and other constituent groups regarding Connecticut’s water quality, quantity and management programs and regarding the management of dams in the state; and
9. Representing Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level.
1) Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills including experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce;
2) Demonstrated ability to exercise critical thinking, manage productivity, define expectations and establish measurable goals, coordinate programs and make sound decisions;
3) Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex environmental and engineering data and utilize in program planning and implementation;
4) Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative approaches and programs to address environmental and engineering problems, preferably related to water quality, quantity and management challenges.
5) Demonstrated ability to perform and implement strategic actions to address change and future needs.
6) Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills;
7) Well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations related to environmental protection including enforcement and preferably also water resources management including the ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations;
8) Significant knowledge and experience in fiscal management of both appropriated and bonded funds;
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.