Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory) (JC-262104)
Salary Range: $11315.00 -$14066.00
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Education: Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.) And.
Experience: Two years of experience in the California state civil service performing the duties of a Senior Environmental Scientist.
Experience: Five years of broad, extensive, and increasingly responsible experience as a scientist in environmental analysis, management, research, planning, regulation, investigation, or enforcement, at least two years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory position in full charge of a staff responsible for the development or implementation of environmental policies, programs, plans, or research projects; or conducting a critical and/or sensitive environmental monitoring and surveillance or environmental management program; or in the direction of the work of a large multidisciplinary environmental investigatory or regulatory staff at a level equivalent to a Senior Environmental Scientist in the California state civil service. Possession of a master's degree in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline may be substituted for one year of the required general experience; possession of a doctorate in the above-named disciplines may be substituted for two years of the general experience.
Duties: Under the general direction of the Assistant Executive Officer (AEO) and consistent with good customer service practices and the goals of the State and Regional Board’s Strategic Plan, the incumbent is expected to be courteous and provide timely responses to internal/external customers, follow through on commitments, and to solicit and consider internal/external customer input when completing work assignments. Specific responsibilities include:
- Manage the Division consisting of the following programs: Basin Planning & Assessment, SWAMP, Non-point Source, Forestry/Dredge & Fill, Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and the Regional Monitoring/Climate Change coordination. Management of these programs includes environmental document review, permitting and compliance checking, and appropriate enforcement in response to violations; maintenance of data systems (including California Environmental Data Exchange Network [CEDEN], and California Integrated Water Quality System [CIWQS]. Responsible for timely completion of program objectives and for submittal of satisfactory products; operational planning and assigning of projects, budgeting for time and funds, reviewing and evaluating achievements, and preparing administrative reports; coordinating program activities with technical and administrative support sections and their activities; assist in formulating and administering policies; exercise discretion in the provision of oversight and coordination of projects or programs; evaluate program performance and achievements; plan for work force and organizational needs. Consult with the Executive Officer (EO) and/or the AEO to establish appropriate goals and direction for the Division. Plan, organize, direct, balance budgets, and coordinate the work of the three technical units and one Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist of the Division.
- Support, coach, mentor, train, and develop Division staff, with specific focus on Senior level staff. Encourage team building and collaboration with Regional Board staff (throughout region and across the three divisions) and with external partners. See that staff has the tools and training necessary to accomplish their jobs and track progress toward completion of the Division's Workplan goals, objectives, and tasks. Communicate routinely with Seniors to track tasks and ensure priorities are being accomplished and direction is followed. Implement all state policies concerning personnel management including health and safety, appropriate professional behavior (sexual harassment prevention, Equal Employment Opportunity [EEO]), completion of annual performance reviews and individual development plans and progressive discipline.
- Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies or programs that have a critical and/or sensitive water quality and public health component. Represent the EO and AEO on behalf of the Regional Water Board with other governmental agencies and the private sector and represent the organization in complex negotiations, policy implementation, program budgeting, and strategic planning. Improve transparency with the public by making presentations, keeping web pages up to date, meeting with elected officials or their representatives, industry representatives, private or public interest groups, regulated discharger groups or members of the public relating to policy, planning, and regulatory matters involving the Lahontan Region. Respond to requests for information by clearly communicating and explaining Water Board policy and regulations. Support staff at meetings with dischargers about controversial projects and/or programs of special interest to the Board to resolve technical and administrative issues in a timely manner.
- n a timely manner, review and sign for the EO routine correspondence where delegated authority has been established or approved. Ensure items requiring EO signature are appropriate and complete prior to submittal to the EO. Direct, coordinate, review and approve all agenda material submitted by Division staff. Prepare and rehearse Division staff for Board Meeting presentations. Make presentations at Board meetings and other external meetings. Lead and facilitate Board and other workshops. Provide technical assistance and advice to Board members and EO as part of enforcement proceedings.
- Perform other duties as required.