Director, Water, Wetlands and Pesticides Division

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lenexa, KS, United States
  • Nov 23, 2016
Full time Hazardous Waste / RCRA Water Quality Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains

Job Description

The Division Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating the Regional Water, Wetlands, and Pesticides Programs which involves:
1. The development and updating of area-wide and geographically specific water quality management planning to include surface and groundwater;
2. The establishment of standards related to the quality of waters, both surface and underground;
3. The identification and development of water quality control plans to include both point sources and nonpoint sources of pollution prevention;
4. Coordinating regional ground water activities toward the maintenance of ground water standards through all media programs;
5. Administering the Public Water Supply Program toward the maintenance of primary drinking water standards and unregulated contaminants;
6. Operating the Underground Injection Control Program toward protecting underground sources of water from injection of wastes;
7. Developing well head protection and sole source aquifer protection programs;
8. Administering the regional pesticides and toxics implementation program;
9. Administering the regional Ecosystems and Watershed Protection Programs including special initiatives targeting high risk geographic areas;
10. Administering the Water Management Grants Program;
11. Providing technical assistance to states in the planning and implementation of water programs; and
12. Directing, assisting, delegating, and oversight of states, locals and other federal agencies in the implementation of environmental protection programs for water media.

Region 7 works to protect public health and the environment in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska and nine federally recognized Indian tribal nations.

1. The incumbent plans, organizes, directs, controls, and coordinates the Regional Water Programs.
2. Advises the Regional Administrator on all phases of program and policy administration development, and implementation relating to Clean Water Acts Program activities within the Region.
3. Exercises responsibility for all Division functions and their coordination with related functions of other organizational units within the Region.
4. Executes personnel management responsibility in connection with assigned professional and support staff engaged in water program activities.
5. Directs broad phases of project development requiring consideration of economic evaluation, statutory and budgetary limitations, and related aspects of overall program administration.
6. Exercise a high degree of freedom and responsibility with respect to the administration and technical processes involved in accomplishing specific goals.
7. Maintains close liaison with other regions, particularly contiguous regions, for the purpose of coordinating program matters that overlap regional boundaries.
8. At the Regional level, represents the Agency in conferences with state agencies, professional societies, educational institutions and industry representatives on matters related to pollution control.
9. Directs a workforce of professional engineering, scientific and technical positions.
10. Ensures that extramural resources, both procurement (contracts) and assistance (grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements) are efficiently and appropriately managed to maximized use of the Agency's resources.
11. Demonstrates leadership and commitment to management integrity as a top priority in the organization consistent with the Federal Manager's Integrity Act.
12. Oversees the development, assessment, and improvement of management control systems to safeguard program and achieve mission results.
13. Exercises continuing responsibility to effectively support the Agency's Equal employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Plan.


Travel Required
Occasional Travel
This position involves occasional travel.

Relocation Authorized - Yes
In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.

Closes Monday 12/19/2016
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Job Level

Senior-level, Executive-level


Government- Federal


Salary Range $123,175 to $185,100/yr. Series & Grade ES-0340-00.