Municipal Wastewater, Water Planning and Management Division
|Date Opened||7/10/2020 2:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$101,066* - $137,814 /year * New to State Service start at minimum|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||8/3/2020 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of 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 an Assistant Division Director, Municipal Wastewater, Water Planning and Management Division, 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 Water Planning and Management Division (WPMD) 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 The ultimate goal is to provide fishable, swimmable waters throughout the state for the use and enjoyment of all Connecticut citizens. 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.
This position is essential to coordinating with US EPA and meeting federal Clean Water Act requirements. If water resource protection and wastewater infrastructure improvement are important to you, then perhaps this position is right for you.
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, protecting Connecticut’s water resources.
The Municipal Wastewater Section of the Water Planning and Management Division focuses on reducing impairments to water quality and quantity from municipal wastewater treatment plants and protecting high quality resources and identifying emerging issues through oversight of the planning, design and construction of municipal wastewater infrastructure improvements; implementation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit program; and administration of the Clean Water Fund. The Assistant Director’s duties will be to assist in directing the policy, regulatory and technical programs associated with this section. In addition, the Assistant Director will coordinate with the Assistant Directors of Planning and Dam Safety 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.
Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.
Questions about the required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DEEP.HumanResources@ct.gov, (860)424-3006.
This position is open to the public.
This is a Competitive position.
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 check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.
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.
Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: Current State Employees- Last two (2) performance appraisals; Non-State Employees, three (3) professional references
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 specific position duties include, but are not limited to:
Day to day management responsibility for the Municipal Wastewater Section within the Water Planning and Management Division, including: Assists in direction of staff and operations of the Municipal Wastewater 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 Performs related duties as required.
· Demonstrated leadership and personnel 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 and engineering data and utilize in program planning and implementation;
· 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;
· Considerable knowledge of environmental protection principles, ideally practices and issues related to water quality, wastewater treatment and water resources management;
· 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;
· Well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations related to environmental protection including enforcement and water resources management including the ability to apply relevant agency policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations, and ;
· Experience managing program budgets, governmental grants and infrastructure financing, including bond funded capital improvement projects.
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.