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ADEQ HAZARDOUS WASTE DIVISION MANAGER

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the operations of the hazardous waste

Class Code:

G033C

Job Grade:

GS12

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Plans, coordinates, and directs the hazardous waste programs, establishes operational priorities, coordinates operations with other functions within the agency, and ensures that program objectives and quality standards are established consistent with overall goals. 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 appraisal. 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 and to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Develops and recommends staff material and equipment needs for the hazardous waste control and ecology operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests; administers funds allocated to the division. 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 the physical and chemical properties of substances harmful to man and/or the environment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing hazardous and toxic materials. Knowledge of agency policies and programs. Knowledge of state budget procedures. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to analyze scientific reports to identify permit violations. Ability to negotiate issues or mediate differences between individuals or groups. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, and materials required to support current or planned operations. Ability to prepare detailed written reports of technical information and to make oral presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or environmental science; plus five years of work experience in environmental science or a related field; including two years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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