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The Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Associate Director is responsible for providing leadership and direction for policy development and environmental programs. This position is

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Directs activities and professional development of staff and administrative support through division chiefs. Reviews actions, policies, and procedures for operating divisions. Works closely with the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on regulatory development. Establishes collaborative solutions on key technical challenges and long-range environmental projects under responsibility of DEQ offices, identifies emerging issues, and develops strategies and plans of action. Implements new policies and directs professional development of existing policies. Coordinates interactions with the Environmental Protection Agency as well as other state departments to ensure effectiveness of regulatory and non-regulatory approaches. Interacts with various local, state, and federal officials as well as private organizations regarding department programs and activities, providing information and seeking input on key state environmental issues. Coordinates enforcement programs across the division to ensure consistency with Environmental Protection Agency and DEQ priorities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of personnel, budgetary, and other fiscal procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws. Ability to communicate with others concerning pollution control and environmental programs. Ability to develop and implement program policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional, paraprofessional, and administrative support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural science, business administration, economics or a related field, plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in environmental program development, regulation, enforcement, or a related area, including five years in a professional managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the department 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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