This level administers diverse programs associated with the management of coastal beach erosion, nourishment, and protection projects; waterway dredging and channel marketing; state floodplain management and dam safety. The selected candidate will review and evaluate beach erosion and nourishment needs, dredging and channel marking projects to help ensure safe navigation; solicit and evaluate project proposals from consulting engineering firms; and work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design, fund, and implement beach and dredging projects in Delaware. The positon reports to the Division Director and works with a significant degree of independence.
Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
- One year experience in managing programs involved with coastal processes, coastal hazard mitigation, or flood hazard mitigation.
- One year experience in working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Plans, coordinates and oversees program implementation.
- Provides technical direction and oversight for subordinates.
- Recommends and drafts laws, rules and regulations applicable to assigned program areas.
- Drafts grant applications and budget proposals; may participate in other specialized fiscal activities.
- Manages staff personnel matters such as training, performance evaluation, hiring interviews, and making hiring recommendations.
- Plans, coordinates and conducts meetings and workshops with other agencies and the private sector.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Environmental Program Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science or related field.
- Three years experience in environmental/natural resources program administration which includes overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental/natural resource programs and services; establishes program objectives; plan short and long range program goals; develop and implement program policies and procedures and ensures compliance and funding requirements. Provides advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
- Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in operations management which includes planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and evaluating operations typically through subordinate supervisors.
Conditions of Hire
As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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