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

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Plans, coordinates, and directs the solid waste environmental quality operations, establishes operational priorities, coordinates operations with other functions within the agency, and ensures that program objectives and standards established are 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 appraisals. Directs and coordinates the implementation of solid waste 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 solid waste and ecology operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests and monitors expenditures. 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 that 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 hearings, and testifies in court. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources and financial management. Knowledge of the principles of engineering. Knowledge of the environmental impact of solid waste disposal. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing solid waste management and ecology. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinates. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of law, rules, and regulations to specific circumstances in the field of environmental protection. Ability to develop and coordinate implementation of solid waste management 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, geology, or a related field; plus five years of experience in environmental protection or a related field, including two years in a managerial capacity involving 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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