PROGRAM MANAGER III
Chief, Regulatory and Customer Service Division
|Department||MDE - Water and Science Administration (WSA)|
|Date Opened||7/15/2021 3:38:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||8/13/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$65,857-$85,882 with potential growth to $105,735|
|HR Analyst||Tammy Lewis|
The Water and Science Administration is recruiting for a Program Manager III in the Wetlands and Waterways Program/Regulatory and Customer Service. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply. This is a Management Service position and will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Water and Science Administration/Wetland and Waterways Program
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Purpose of Job
The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Division Chief of the Regulatory and Customer Service Division. The incumbent in this position will assist in the implementation and management of an effective statewide program unique to the Water and Science Administration. The Division Chief has primary responsibility for implementing the Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) Program; the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), Section 307 Federal Consistency Determinations, and, NEPA-related actions for the Program. The Division Chief will also oversees and manage the implementation of policy and regulatory changes and updates to statute and regulation affecting the Wetlands and Waterways Program.
The incumbent in this position will assist and oversee the process of obtaining and managing federal wetland and waterway-related grants; negotiating and managing federal grants; negotiation and management of contracts; and will participate in workshops and conferences held by a variety of state and national organizations.
The Division Chief is responsible for overseeing the in-processing and screening of applications for wetland and waterway permits as well as taking actions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the process, including actions to better educate the regulated community as well as the public on the regulatory process and the value of wetland and waterway resources.
The position is responsible for the supervision of professional and technical staff in planning, initiating and tracking 401 WQC, CZMA, NEPA, Grants, and Legislative and regulatory updates and associated activities. The position plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of the subordinate staff in the Division. Responsibilities also include developing short and long-term plans for the Division’s operations and resources, ensures that critical information is collected and reported for the CZMA semi-annual report and other Programmatic reporting required through grants or legislation. The incumbent in this position will also represents the Program, WSA and MDE at meetings with interested parties, and the public.
EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credits in engineering, biological, environmental, physical sciences or other appropriate technical education, or possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Law or Environmental Public Policy or other appropriate related degree.
EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience supervising a professional staff in an environmental field or experience as an environmental project manager including assigning tasks, setting priorities, and reviewing work products.
NOTES: (1) Professional or scientific experience related to natural resources, environment or public health may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for education. (2) Registration as a Professional Engineer may be substituted for the required education. (3) One additional year of experience in professional scientific, natural resources, or environmental or public health may be substituted for the 30 specialized academic credits.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
- Knowledge of state and/or federal wetlands and waterways regulatory programs and processes;
- Knowledge of state and/or federal State Certification of Water Quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act;
- Knowledge of state and/or federal Coastal Zone Management Programs under the Coastal Zone Management Act;
- Experience in program management and the supervision of employees;
- Strong professional oral and written communication skills;
- Strong problem solving skills and customer service orientation;
- Experience in drafting statutes or regulations;
- Experience with disciplined approaches to review processes and achieve process improvements
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
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