The Water Planning Division of the Department of Environmental Quality is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced manager to lead its Office of Watershed Programs. This position offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to oversee a highly competent staff engaged in protecting and restoring Virginia’s water resources. Programs include the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Program, water quality management implementation planning, the Nonpoint Source Program and associated water quality grant programs. Responsibilities include strategic planning, establishing program priorities, allocating and managing staff resources, providing guidance on non-routine issues, and overseeing data management activities. The Watershed Programs manager establishes operating policies and procedures, monitors compliance and implements process improvements to ensure consistent, effective and efficient operations. The incumbent also evaluates budgetary requirements, develops and administers the unit budget and monitors expenditures in accordance with federal, state and agency policy and procedures. Applicants should be familiar with federal and state water laws, regulations, procedures and policies. A candidate with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills is a must, as the manager routinely engages in public outreach and participation events and provides written and oral reports to various audiences. This position offers the right person the opportunity to maximize their abilities and achieve professional growth while making a critical contribution to protecting and improving our natural resources.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess considerable knowledge, skills and abilities in the following key competencies:
• Nonpoint source and TMDL programs
• Clean Water Act and State Water Control Law and associated regulations
• Federal and state grant management
• Personnel management
• Program management and business process improvement
• Public engagement
• Data management and water quality modeling
• Strategic and operational planning
Qualifications preferred but not required: College degree with major study in environmental engineering, natural or physical sciences, related field or a combination of education, experience, and training.
Job Close Date 04/14/2017
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