Long Beach CA Long Beach, CA, USA
Jan 02, 2020Full time
DESCRIPTION The Environmental Planning Division is responsible for creating and managing programs related to environmental planning, compliance and enhancement. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, the Division is dedicated to reducing harmful air emissions from port-related operations, improving water quality in the harbor, protecting marine wildlife and implementing environmentally sustainable practices throughout the Port. The Division is comprised of five sections: Air Quality Water Quality Remediation Sustainability CEQA/NEPA . POSITION PROFILE This position will report directly to the to the Managing Director of the Environmental Affairs and Planning Bureau. The Director is responsible for leading, managing, and overseeing technical staff and conducting programs related to environmental compliance and enhancement. Click here for the full position description. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Provides direct and indirect supervision of all environmental planning staff, establishing goals and objectives, measuring performance, and ensuring that an effective, customer-oriented service level is attained. Oversees the implementation of the Port's Green Port Policy; ensures updates on an annual basis. Oversees the production of environmental documents pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Ensures Port compliance with all environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements. Supervises studies and investigations pertaining to the impact of proposed development projects on the environment. Develops technical policies and programs for compliance with wildlife, air quality, water quality, soil/sediment regulations. Represents the Harbor Department at public workshops and hearings before Federal and State regulatory and resource agencies, including but not limited to the USEPA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the California Coastal Commission, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Oversees the issuance of Harbor Development Permit and the acquisition of environmental permits for Port operations and future development projects. Researches current local, state, and federal environmental legislative issues and provides recommendations to senior management and the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Provides extensive training and staff development on project management, problem resolution techniques, environmental policy education and project implementation strategies. Serves as Port's public forum representative on Maritime Industry Committees, on regional task forces, work groups, public hearings; presents the Port's perspective to the media for various environmental issues. Oversees the day-to-day implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and the Water Resources Action Plan (WRAP), as well as annual reporting, updates and revisions. Trains and mentors staff; provides leadership guidance and support with respect to career development. Develops and monitors the Division's annual budget. Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS TO FILE CANDIDATE PROFILE The successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills that include executive presence, vision, and an ability to articulate the organization's vision and mission to others. They must also be strategic, politically savvy, results-oriented, flexible, forward-thinking, and an effective problem solver. Additionally, they will have a collaborative work style that fosters teamwork, high motivation, and commitment. The ideal candidate will be a direct communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills as well as, possess impeccable integrity with a high commitment to the code of business ethics. These essential attributes are necessary to establish and maintain effective working relations throughout the organization and with people from diverse backgrounds including partnering agencies, elected officials, stakeholders, tenants and the public. EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Requirements for the position include: Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field is required. A Master's Degree in above disciplines is not required but is desirable. Experience : A minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible environmental affairs experience in public or private sector, including managing/supervising multi-disciplinary projects with extensive environmental exposures, preferably in a Port related environment is required. Port or coastal environmental experience desired. Strong leadership background, with experience as a number one or number two management professional in a complex, similarly situated organization with similar challenges and structure is expected. Work experience in the goods movement industry highly preferred; preference given to experience in other port environments. A history of managing and successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise is required. Must have a history of effective partnerships and problem-solving. A history of creating effective working relationships across functional lines is expected. 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