Are you an experienced leader looking to make an impact?
If so, we may have the opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut
, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP
) is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Division Director
to lead our Remediation Division in Hartford, CT.
The CT 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 Remediation Division's mission is to work with parties to clean up contamination to meet the state's Remediation Standard Regulations in order to protect health, and protect and restore the state's land, surface waters, ground-water, and other water-related resources.
This mission will also have the benefit of facilitating the redevelopment of properties impacted by releases of pollution.
With our mission in mind, the Remediation Division is responsible for implementing requirements of various state and federal cleanup requirements to protect health and safety and the land and water of the state. Specific programmatic responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Leading the state's efforts to implement a release-based cleanup program in partnership with stakeholders.
- Implementing the Property Transfer Act, Corrective Action requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, federal and state Superfund programs, and Voluntary Cleanup programs.
- Investigating and addressing releases to groundwater, especially those that threaten or impact drinking water resources or sensitive water resources.
- Leading DEEP's cleanup efforts related to per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).
- Working in partnership with the Department of Economic and Community Development, municipalities, and private parties to remediate and redevelop Brownfields in Connecticut.
This position is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with a flexible hybrid work schedule available.
*This salary range may increase effective July 1, 2022.
What we can offer you:
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan
- 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 with DEEP
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application 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.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov
Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.
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.
During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. Current state employees will be required to submit their last two (2) service ratings.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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 programmatic responsibilities and
duties include, but are not limited to:
• Providing direction to the assistant director and staff and planning and
prioritizing division activities;
• Formulating program goals and objectives to evaluate and implement strategies
that achieve cleanup of pollution releases that protect human health and the land and waters of the state;
• Leading the state’s efforts to implement a release-based cleanup program;
• 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
• Maintaining appropriate staffing levels and initiating recruitments to
address vacancies and resources needs for the Division;
• 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
• Coordinating with partners as appropriate, including local governmental
organizations, Licensed Environmental Professionals, other state and federal
agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other constituent groups
regarding Connecticut’s cleanup program;
• Representing Connecticut on the local, state, regional and national level.
Day-to-day management responsibility for the Division, includes:
• Providing direction to the assistant director and six supervisory groups and
planning and prioritizing division activities;
• Formulating and recommending program goals and objectives to evaluate and
implement strategies that improve cleanup of pollution releases that protect
human health, and restore and protect the land and waters of the state;
• Leading and overseeing the implementation of plans to achieve goals and
• 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 and
integrating diversity, equity and inclusion principles across program
• 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
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.
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.
The preferred candidate will possess:
- Experience leading individuals and teams of scientists and engineers working on technical and regulatory actions pertaining to site cleanup or related environmental programs;
- Experience implementing state and federal remediation laws, state remediation standard regulations, and water quality standards;
- Experience managing stakeholder engagement processes with two or more stakeholders that have disparate perspectives;
- Experience developing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce and workplace;
- Experience managing more than two projects with more than one stakeholder, setting deadlines, explaining expectations, and adhering to deadlines;
- Experience communicating technical environmental data and policies information laterally and vertically within an organization and to the regulated community, other state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations or the general public;
- Experience setting programmatic goals, identifying needs to meet such goals, and reporting on status and success in obtaining such goals.
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.
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.