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ADEQ WATER DIVISION MANAGER

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Division Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing the operations of the water division of

Class Code:

G005C

Job Grade:

GS13

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

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. Plans, coordinates, and directs the water pollution control and ecology operations to establish operational priorities, coordinates operations with other functions within the agency, and ensures program objectives and standards are established consistent with overall goals. Directs and coordinates the implementation of pollution control and ecology programs by developing short and long-range plans to facilitate the attainment of water program goals and to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Develops and recommends staff material and equipment needs for the water pollution control and ecology operations managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests. Develops, evaluates, and interprets new and revised rules, policies, and procedures to assess the impact of the proposals on the administrative or program systems to ensure 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 at meetings, conducts public meetings, and testifies in court. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of the principles of engineering. Knowledge of the environmental impact on water quality of various agriculture, industrial, and government operation/practices. Knowledge of state and federal water 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 direct, conduct, or lead inspections or investigations of alleged violations of environmental laws, rules, or regulations to determine compliance with same. Ability to analyze scientific reports and identify permit violations. Ability to write detailed scientific or engineering reports and to make oral presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal educational equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, or an area of environmental science; plus five years of work experience in the field of engineering or science, with two years in a managerial capacity involving enforcement or regulatory 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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