Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Energy and Environmental Protection Division Director

Water Planning & Management Division

Recruitment #211116-0240MP-001

Introduction



Are you an experienced outdoor enthusiast looking to lead a dynamic team? 
If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is recruiting for a motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Division Director to lead the Water Planning & Management Division in Hartford, CT.

Our Mission: 

DEEP is charged with developing policies and programs to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, conserve, improve and protect Connecticut's natural resources and environment, and provide equitable access to broadband and affordable, clean and reliable energy to 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, equitable and prosperous economic future. 

Within the Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse (WPLR), the Water Planning and Management Division's mission is to monitor, assess, and restore the water quality of Long Island Sound, streams, rivers, and lakes and provide adequate instream water quantity for current and future generations. 



Position Highlights: 

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. A flexible schedule is possible. 

With our mission's in mind, the Water Planning and Management 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: 
  • 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. 
  • Maintaining, inspecting, and repairing approximately 260 state-owned dams; monitoring and responding to flood events. 
  • 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. 
  • Conducting water quantity planning and implementing programs to manage water resources. 
  • Monitoring of inland and marine water quality, including physical, chemical and biological and beach monitoring at State Park Beaches. 
  • Administering the Clean Water Fund for municipal wastewater projects including planning, design and construction projects, regulation of discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plans to surface water, reducing combined sewer overflows, and administration of the "Sewerage Right to Know" reporting program. 
What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
Learn more about how you can make an impact below
             

Selection Plan

Recruitment Process: 

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position. 

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the agency. 

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to supply the following: 

Non-State Employees:

  • Three (3) professional references, with contact information. 
State Employees:

  • Last two (2) performance appraisals. 
Please note: 

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

Contact Information: 

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at Tyler.Cashman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing direction to the three assistant directors and staff and planning and prioritizing division activities;
  • 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;
  • Developing an implementation plan for achieving goals and objectives utilizing innovative approaches as appropriate;
  • Leading and overseeing implementation of a plan to achieve goals and objectives;
  • Balancing competing priorities to efficiently use available resources to meet goals and objectives;
  • Building and providing the mentoring necessary in the Division to develop and expand staff capacity at all levels, with a focus on succession planning;
  • Ensuring that the activities and objectives of the Division are integrated into Bureau and Department actions and clearly communicated to other stakeholders;
  • 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;
  • Representing Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of professional experience in natural resource management, public outdoor recreation, pollution prevention, reduction and management, radiation control, radiological regulatory programs or integration of radiological policies and programs, environmental or energy conservation, environmental or energy regulatory programs, integration of energy and environmental policies and programs, energy research or policy development, strategic operational environmental planning, energy planning, radiological planning, emergency response or other related environmental protection or energy field.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work OR one (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work or accountable for establishing and monitoring energy and environmental financial and/or business policies and/or procedures.
NOTES:
1. Supervisory capacity is defined as scheduling, assigning, overseeing work, establishing performance standards for employees and taking corrective measures to implement those standards.
2. For State Employees, the supervisory Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Supervising Sanitary Engineer (Environmental Protection), Environmental Protection Supervising Air Pollution Control Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Radiation Control Physicist, Environmental Protection Supervising Civil Engineer, Environmental Protection Supervising Environmental Analyst, Environmental Protection Supervising Forester, Environmental Protection Supervising Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Protection Supervising Wildlife Biologist, Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis or other comparable supervisory title responsible for the supervision of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.
3. Managerial capacity is defined as formulating program goals and objectives, developing and implementing program procedures, initiating program policies and developing and monitoring the budget.
4. For State Employees, the managerial Special Experience is interpreted at the level of Energy and Environmental Protection Assistant Division Director, Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director or other comparable managerial title responsible for the management of professional and technical support staff performing energy or environmental protection work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in a scientific or technical discipline related to the energy or environmental field, including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources, renewable energy, energy conservation or related field 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 energy or environmental field as listed above including but not limited to the biological, earth, or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science; environmental planning; environmental law; economics; leisure services; geographic information systems; geography with a concentration in geographic information systems; natural sciences; natural resources, renewable energy, energy conservation or related area may be substituted for five (5) years of the General Experience.
3. A law degree with a concentration in energy, natural resources or environmental protection law or a doctorate degree in the biological, earth or physical sciences; health physics, physics, nuclear engineering or radiation science or a field related to renewable energy, energy conservation or 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

The preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience in personnel management, including experience leading a highly skilled technical workforce and measuring, tracking and managing productivity. 
  • Experience with creating and encouraging a diverse workforce, implementing inclusive measures within the work practices, and ensuring equitable decision-making. 
  • Experience communicating challenges and progress internally & externally, and coordinating programs. 
  • Experience synthesizing complex environmental and engineering data, and utilizing the data in program planning and implementation.
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative approaches and programs to address environmental and engineering problems, preferably related to water quality, quantity, and management challenges. 
  • Experience enforcing and implementing state and federal laws and regulations related to environmental protection. 
  • Experience applying relevant agency policies and procedures to variable and diverse situations. 
  • Experience in fiscal management of projects, including infrastructure projects. 
  • Experience coordinating, communicating, and negotiating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Radiation Division:
1. Incumbents may be required to travel and respond to radiological emergencies within Connecticut and other New England states.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain a security clearance.

Conclusion

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.



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