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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Environmental Manager (#SREMGREPCU) EPCU
$30.84-$50.44 Hourly / $5,345.60-$8,742.93 Monthly / $64,147.20-$104,915.20 Yearly


Performs duties managing and supervising professionals and technicians in an environmental pollution control program. Performs operational and strategic managerial duties for a mid-size to large functional unit/section or multiple functional units/sections providing complex services within an agency or department, with responsibility for planning, budgeting, coordinating, and supervising subordinate managers/supervisors and other assigned staff.


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a Natural or Physical Science or Engineering; and
Five or more years of experience in environmental regulation, stewardship, inspection, sampling, testing, or evaluation; Three or more years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


  • Extensive knowledge of one or more areas of pollution control and analysis.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental protection and pollution control issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and local environmental control and mitigation laws and regulations.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Ability to perform and/or supervise specialized work in the area of pollution control/analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex environmental issues.
  • Ability to use considerable initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to anticipate and meet the needs of clients with a commitment to improving services.
  • Ability to explain facts, data or other information and make correct inferences or draw accurate conclusions.
  • Ability to take a long-term view and recognize opportunities to help the organization accomplish its objectives.
  • Ability to establish objectives and strategies, identify required resources, and develop plans to carry out work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to analyze and report upon operating conditions and problems.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, management and local stakeholder groups to accomplish the agencies mission.
  • Ability to analyze data and present ideas and information effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to present information and prepare a variety of reports.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages activities, resources, operations, and maintenance in a comprehensive environmental regulating, monitoring, or analysis program. 
  • Assists in formulating environmental rules, policies, regulations, and operating instructions.
  • Directs major programs to achieve broad organizational goals and objectives.
  • Compiles and analyzes information and recommends changes and improvements to operations or service delivery methods.
  • Formulates and establishes goals and administrative policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure operational efficiency and effective administration of assigned programs and staff.
  • Serves as an internal consultant to senior management.
  • Interprets, explains and ensures compliance with program requirements, regulations and procedures, and provides consultation to customers on matters relating to functional areas.
  • May serve as liaison to technical, operations, or administrative staff to analyze new legislation, work methods or legislative requirements.
  • Reviews and acts on administrative and operational problems.
  • Directs investigations, enforcement actions, and preparation of citations/violations
  • Investigates problems, implements solutions and directs remedial action during emergency situations.
  • Clarifies and resolves day-to-day issues regarding organizational policies, practices, programs and projects.
  • Supervises and directs the activities of multiple professional level subordinates in achieving established organizational goals and objectives; coordinates functions; assigns, monitors and reviews work; evaluates performance, and initiates corrective action as needed, including termination.
  • Manages complex functions with subordinate managers, supervisors, professionals and other staff.
  • Assesses staffing needs and identifies shortfalls; interviews, recruits, and hires new staff.
  • Evaluates resource, inventory, maintenance and personnel certification requirements; identifies needs and makes recommendations.
  • Determines funding requirements, develops budget submissions, monitors status of allocated funds, and controls expenses.
  • Represents the organization before various boards, commissions, citizen groups, business associations, government agencies, and judicial hearings on matters pertaining to environmental activities.
  • Serves as representative on task forces and committees.
  • Coordinates with appropriate points of contact to ensure achievement of department objectives.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.