Environmental Programs Manager III

Recruitment #191024-R25C-01



Environmental Programs Manager III

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) is seeking to fill an Environmental Programs Manager III position to work in the OWRB Water Quality Programs Division.  Selected applicant will serve as the Groundwater Monitoring Section Manager (Head) and will be responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the activities of the agencies Groundwater Monitoring Programs.  Position will oversee OWRB professional personnel in conducting water monitoring and assessment studies. 

Specific Location of Work:  Oklahoma Water Resources Board
3800 North Classen Boulevard      
Oklahoma City, OK  73118

Description of Work Duties:
The position involves performing various activities to support water resources research and water quality investigations, in groundwater.  Examples of duties that will be performed include, but are not limited to:
• Plans, implements, and manages groundwater sampling events.  This includes the Groundwater Monitoring and Asssessment Program (GMAP), trend studies, contractual monitoring activities, annual well mass measurement survey, various National Groundwater Monitoring Network grants, special basin studies, and other grants.
• Supervises directly or indirectly all technical staff in section and oversee staff development.
• Manages/oversees program direction, budgeting, and expenditure tracking. Provides technical oversight.
• Develops/oversees development of monitoring proposals, workplans, and quality assurance documents.
• Plans annual technical review of groundwater programs. Manages redesign/development of programs, as needed.
• Manages/oversees the preparation of all groundwater progress and technical reports, or any other reports necessary for the fulfillment of grant or contractual obligations.
• Ensures that all data are of the highest quality and meet all stated data quality objectives.
• Works collaboratively with other Section and Program Managers to effectively utilize and plan for program resource use, personnel, data management, and reporting.
• Works collaboratively with Water Quality Division executive management team to provide leadership in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and performance measures for section, division, and agency.

Knowledge of general natural resources principles and of basic chemical and hydrologic testing is required. Ability to manage programs, supervise staff, keep records, compile data reports, and to establish effective working relationships with the public, other governmental agencies/staff and technical personnel is a necessity.  Experience in governmental budgeting and program development is not required, but is desirable.

For additional information on job duties please contact Monty Porter at monty.porter@owrb.ok.gov 

OWRB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the planning, organization, supervision and coordination of work related to environmental programs, consumer protection programs, water resources management, hydrologic studies, engineering structures, or other environmental concerns, and will direct the work activities of a staff of professional and technical personnel in the multifunctional enforcement of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to protection of the environment and public health.


The Environmental Programs Manager job family has four levels which are distinguished by the level of supervisory/management responsibility, the areas and levels of interaction within and outside the agency, complexity and breadth of function, financial impact of the area managed and the degree of autonomy with which the incumbent is permitted to function.

Level III:     
At this level employees are assigned responsibilities for assisting in the direction of a major comprehensive statewide environmental or consumer protection program, division, or department and the coordination of program activities with other environmental or public health programs of the state.   In this role they will assist in budgeting and planning for future program direction, set standards within federal and state guidelines, direct studies of program needs, review and analyze information from studies and projects for immediate and long-range program development, direct staff training programs, make recommendations concerning environmental or public health legislation, and perform various administrative functions as assigned.


Level III:     
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in a physical, natural, biological, geological or hydrological science, engineering, environmental science, environmental health, geography, anthropology, archeology, sociology, or related field and five (5) years of professional experience in one or more of the above areas including two  (2) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; OR a bachelor’s degree with at least 24 semester hours in one of the above areas and six (6) years of qualifying professional experience including two (2) years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of professional experience in one or more of the above areas for each year of the required education.

The Oklahoma Water Resources Board has been authorized to use a selective qualification when interviewing applicants for this position.

"Applicant must have  3  years professional experience in water quality plus two additional year of qualifying professional experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity in one the related areas listed."


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Selection Plan

Scores based on:  100% Evaluation of Education and Experience listed on the supplemental questionnaire.

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.