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The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Air Division Manager is responsible for, planning, coordinating, and directing the operations of the air division. This

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Plans, coordinates, and directs the pollution control and ecology operations, establishes operational priorities, coordinates operations with other functions within the agency, and ensures that program objectives and air quality standards are established. Directs and coordinates the implementation of Pollution Control and Ecology programs by developing short and long-range plans to facilitate the attainment of program goals, to ensure compliance with state regulations and the Clean Air Act, and to bring about the attainment of the National Air Quality Standards. Provides direction to managers within the section by interviewing and recommending for hire, providing assistance to staff in resolving work problems, approving personnel actions, evaluating the performance of incumbents, and ensuring objective performance appraisals. Develops and recommends staff material and equipment needs for the pollution control and ecology air operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests; secures and administers federal grants to support division programs. Develops, evaluates, and interprets new and revised rules, policies, and procedures to assess the impact of the proposals on the administrative or program systems and ensures each proposal responds to program needs and is consistent with state and federal laws. Consults with and advises support staff to exchange information on and/or explain administrative and program objectives, policies, procedures, and standards to identify the impact of work problems and formulate possible solutions. Makes presentations, conducts public meetings, and testifies in court. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and financial management. Knowledge of the principles of a field in engineering. Knowledge of the environmental impact on air quality of various agricultural, industrial, and governmental operations/practices. Knowledge of state and federal air quality laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of the requirements for development, processing, and administration of federal grants. Ability to plan work unit objectives and to assign and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rules, or regulations to specific circumstances in the field of environmental protection. Ability to develop and coordinate implementation of air pollution control programs, standards, and policies. Ability to testify in court and make public presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, biology, chemistry, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the field of environmental protection or a related area, including one year in a management level position involved in regulatory or enforcement activities. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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