*THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CURRENT HIRING RESTRICTIONS. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.*
The Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) is seeking an Environmental Program Manager I to lead and serve as the Central Regional Manager for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response Program. This position is responsible for overseeing all oil spill cleanup activities within the region, overseeing all oil spill prevention and contingency planning in the region including facility inspections and exercises, and acts as the department's State On-Scene Coordinator in the event of a large oil spill or HAZMAT event.
The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Our ideal applicant will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (Each of these traits must be clearly documented in your cover letter. Please use examples of duties and indicate the position you were in when the skills or experience were gained. Applicants are NOT required to have experience in every area, but must document each trait. If you do not have experience in a particular area, simply say so.):
This position will include travel to remote areas of the state to participate on incident management teams for emergency spill response. Applicants must be willing to coordinate the Preparedness and Response Section's responses to spill emergencies on a 24/7 basis.
The incumbent may be required to wear an air purifying respirator to level C responses. This requires medical approval to qualify for wearing a respirator and successful passing of an annual respirator fit test.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration;
One year of advanced level professional experience in environmental regulation compliance, pollution control, environmental damage recovery, or programs to improve or protect environmental quality; or evaluating the potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of construction projects; preparing environmental documentation; and determining, negotiating, and monitoring permitted activities. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Program Specialist IV or Environmental Impact Analyst III with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
Two years of full-working level professional experience in environmental regulation compliance, pollution control, environmental damage recovery, programs to improve or protect environmental quality, or the analysis and documentation of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Program Specialist III or Environmental Impact Analyst II with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
Two years of advanced professional experience in an environmental health or sanitation program. This experience is met by service as an Environmental Health Officer III with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
Two years of full-proficiency experience in an environmental engineering program. This includes such work as Environmental Engineering Associate or Village Safe Water Engineering Associate with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent with another employer.
Two years of full performance professional experience in chemical analysis in areas such as air or water quality, food, drugs and/or toxicological. This experience is met by service as a Chemist III with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer.
Two years of advance professional or supervisory level experience in natural resource management. The required experience includes work such as a Natural Resource Specialist III, Natural Resource Manager I, Geologist III, Hydrologist II, Agronomist II, Forester III, Fishery Biologist III, Wildlife Biologist III, or Habitat Biologist III with the State of Alaska or the equivalent with another employer
Four years of any combination of experience in environmental or scientific field work, sampling, and analysis; environmental regulation compliance; site remediation; emergency response; hydrologic or geologic studies; environmental planning; or environmental engineering and post-secondary education in an environmental, physical, biological, or natural science; engineering; planning; natural resources; or public or business administration from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) will substitute for the required degree.
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