Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director

Recruitment #200504-3400MP-002

Introduction

                               

 







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 advancing policies to achieve more reliable, affordable and sustainable energy 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 Air Management (BAM), our is mission to protect human health, safety, and the environment and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Connecticut by managing air quality, radioactive materials, and radiation. The Bureau consists of four divisions: Planning, Engineering, Radiation and Enforcement.

 

With this goal in mind, BAM is looking for an Assistant Division Director for the Enforcement Division. The Division is responsible for enforcing requirements of the federal Clean Air Act and state statutes and regulations to protect air and public health and safety. Specific programmatic responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

 

Ensuring timely inspections for 78 major sources and over 150 minor sources of air pollution;

    

Assuring small business compliance through targeted outreach and education programs;

    

Ensuring federal mandates and performance agreements are met to comply with grant commitments;     

    

Assisting in the integration of technological advances in the enforcement program;

    

Increasing the field presence for the auditing of over 257 sources subject to compliance emissions testing and continuous emissions monitoring systems;

    

Maintaining strong coordination with agency enforcement programs and the Connecticut Attorney General's office on formal enforcement cases.

  

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.

Selection Plan

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.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of the staff and programs of a scientific, regulatory or technical division.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES


 

Assists in the operation and management of the Enforcement Division;  assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Enforcement Division's policies, goals and objectives; assists in coordinating, planning and managing enforcement activities; assists in the formulation and ensures implementation of program goals, objectives, new procedures and procedural revisions; recommends appropriate staffing levels; designs and implements performance review standards for the Enforcement Division's staff; administers state and federal clean air laws and regulations; develops new laws and regulations related to the Division's programs; serves as the state liaison with federal programs; assists in preparation of the Division's 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. 

 

Day-to-day management responsibility for the Division, includes: 

 

Providing direction to the four supervisory groups and planning and prioritizing division activities; 

 

Formulating and recommending program goals and objectives to evaluate and implement strategies that improve the enforcement of Connecticut’s air quality regulations to improve public safety, public health, and environmental protection outcomes for the Department; 

 

Leading and overseeing the implementation of plans to achieve goals and objectives; 

 

Assisting in the development and implementation of the Geospatial Monitoring of Air Pollution (GMAP) in field inspections; 

 

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

 

Building and providing the training necessary in the Division to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on succession planning; 

 

Coordinating with partners as appropriate, including local governments, other state agencies, the federal government (including US EPA),  non-governmental organizations, and other constituent groups; and 

 

Representing Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level in various forums with colleagues and stakeholders from other states, the federal government

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of environmental protection principles, techniques, practices and issues; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical, organizational and negotiating skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of professional experience in natural resource management, environmental conservation, energy research, energy planning, energy policy development, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, environmental regulatory programs or other related environmental protection field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing environmental protection work. Notes:
1. Supervisory capacity is interpreted as scheduling, assigning and overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State Employees, the Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Environmental Protection Supervising Sanitary Engineer (Environmental Protection), Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Environmental Protection Supervising Forester, Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist or other comparable supervisory title responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing environmental protection work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the 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 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 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 may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
3. A law degree with a concentration in environmental protection or doctorate degree in a field related to 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

Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills including experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce;

 

Demonstrated experience exercising critical thinking, managing productivity, defining expectations and       establishing measurable goals, coordinating programs, and making sound decisions;

 

Demonstrated experience applying relevant agency policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations;

 

Demonstrated experience synthesizing and utilizing complex environmental and engineering data in program planning and implementation;

 

Experience developing and implementing innovative approaches and programs to address environmental and engineering problems;

 

Significant experience assisting in developing and implementing strategic actions addressing current and future needs;

 

Excellent oral and written communication and negotiation skills;

 

Well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations related to air pollution.







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