Environmental Program Manager

  • Glendale AZ
  • Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Apr 16, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Plans, coordinates, implements and manages a comprehensive environmental compliance, water resources planning, water conservation, and/or environmental sustainability program for the city.

Essential Functions

  1. Manages complex projects to ensure City compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and programs regarding water resources, water conservation, environmental sustainability, and environmental issues; coordinates response and resolves issues
  2. Reviews and evaluates current and proposed water resources and environmental legislation, regulations and court decisions; determines the impact on City operations; and solves problems through recommendations for new policies, plans and procedures. 
  3. Develops technical specifications and requests for proposals for services and products; analyzes proposals; recommends consultant selection, provides guidance to consultants and reviews consultants' performance.
  4. Informs and advises management and other City staff on issues, policies and strategies relating to environmental performance and compliance.
  5. Participates and leads various interdepartmental environmental or water resources committees, project groups and task forces.
  6. Performs facility audits/assessments to determine compliance with environmental requirements; assists the city departments in preparing best practices, standard operating procedures and plans.
  7. Prepares a variety of plans, permit applications, reports and documents to governmental agencies as required by law, regulation or by the city.
  8. Represents the city at meetings with the federal, state and local agencies, such as the Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Maricopa County, Salt River Project, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and Maricopa Association of Governments to discuss, negotiate and resolve water resources, air quality or environmental issues.
  9. This position may require driving for field inspections.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in environmental sciences, public administration, urban/regional planning, geography, or related field.  Three years experience in environmental compliance, environmental management/planning, water resources or a related field.

Knowledge of:
Federal, State, and County environmental and water resources laws, regulations and requirements impacting the City
Program/project management principles, group/team dynamics, planning principles, statistics, research methods, cost/benefit analysis, computer modeling, spreadsheets, report/plan preparation and presentation techniques

Ability to:
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Conduct and facilitate meetings
Exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with sensitive and controversial issues
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, regulatory agencies and the general public
Solve problems using critical thinking, analysis and diplomacy
Plan, manage, organize and complete complex programs and projects
Present information, findings and recommendations to diverse audiences

Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements
Valid Arizona driver's license

After one year of employment in the Water Services Department and meeting the program criteria, employees will be eligible for the Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain additional Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) certifications beyond what is required for their position.  The department recognizes the value of operator certifications and the added value to the City of having a workforce that possess them.

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Government- Local/Regional


$69,576.00 - $104,364.00 Annually