The Division of
Water manages and protects Delaware’s water resources. It provides technical
assistance, laboratory services, and regulatory guidance and implementation. The Division performs applied research and provides educational services.
here for more information about the Division of Water.
The following three Environmental Program Manager positions are available in the division of Water:
Wetlands and Waterways Program Manager I
Involves regulating activities in wetlands or waterways of the state including construction of piers, docks, bridges, roads, and utilities and shoreline stabilization, dredging, and beach nourishment.
Residential Services Section Program Manager I (Dover Office)
Involves regulating the siting, design, and installation of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems (septic’s). Coordinates with On-Site Advisory Board and Delaware On-site Wastewater Recycling Association(DOWRA).
Government and Commercial Services Section Program Manager I
Involves regulating large wastewater systems (spray irrigation, rapid infiltration basins - RIB’s), waste transporting, water protection, water allocation, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and storm water discharges, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater, and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)/biosolids.
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 Manager I
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 interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
- Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating data.
- One year experience in designing, planning, and overseeing the implementation of environmental/natural resources projects or program components while ensuring statewide or regional program goals are achieved.
- Knowledge of budget development which includes analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
- Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
Additional Posting Information
The State of Delaware recognizes the value of telework and flexible working schedules. This position is eligible for Telework and Alternative Work Schedules according to the State of Delaware’s Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. More information will be shared at the time of interview.
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.
As a condition of hire you must possess a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
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.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.