PROGRAM MANAGER – DRINKING WATER(Job Id 43036)

Website Arizona Dept of Environmental Quality

PROGRAM MANAGER – DRINKING WATER(Job Id 43036)
Post Date 11/27/2018 Close Date
Category WATER / ENVIRONMENT Grade 24
Location PHOENIX Salary Negotiable
Description
 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

We are looking for results-oriented, driven individuals with a thirst for problem solving.

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PROGRAM MANAGER

DRINKING WATER
WATER QUALITY DIVISION

 

JOB SUMMARY
At ADEQ our vision is to be the number one state in the nation in balanced, leading-edge environmental protection through technical and operational excellence; and radical simplicity for customers and staff. We are looking for unit managers to help drive our agency towards accomplishing this vision. We need our managers to be versatile and forward thinking about tackling problems, to think about problem solving “outside the box” and have a combination of passion and technical skills for continuous improvement. If you get excited about problem solving and aren’t daunted by the challenge of building something from scratch, then our team might be your next step.  If so, apply today. To learn more about us, our organizational habits known as the ADEQ Way, our culture, and other positions we have open, visit us at DEQ/careers

Job Summary:  Our Data and Contracts Unit Program Manager is responsible for the oversight and tactical decision making over a unit dedicated to management of drinking water compliance data and the implementation of the Monitoring Assistance Program, the Capacity Development and Technical Assistance Programs. Further responsibilities include evaluating and documenting employee performance, coaching staff and developing a corporate culture of continuous improvement and the ADEQ way.

 

This position champions continuous improvement projects within the unit and recommends and implements program or operational improvements; assists in the development of goals and strategies; develops policies and procedures related to planning; ensures the unit operations meet established time lines and objectives; provides guidance and interpretation of federal and state laws/regulations related to complex regulatory situations.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
Ideal candidate will have:

·         Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental/chemical engineering; environmental science/management; hydrology; natural sciences or a closely related field

·         3-5 years of drinking water experience in a regulatory agency, consulting, or private industry

·         2 years of supervisory experience

·         Knowledge of water quality related state and federal statutes, regulations, policies and their interpretations, including the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements; general practice and operation of public water systems; common drinking water treatment technologies; water quality chemistry, analytical test methods, QA/QC methodologies; principles of project management to include time management and organizational skills; basic office support software to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint

·         Skills in effective interpersonal communication, both written and verbal, with a wide variety of individuals; n interpreting state and federal statutes and rules; organization, planning, time management and project management; in critical thinking and data analysis

·         Ability to prioritize multiple competing objectives and change direction of work groups based on interpretation of data; to create and refine metrics that represent activities conducted by unit; to motivate and supervise technical and administrative staff, resolve conflict, and enhance employee engagement

·         Experience leading continuous improvement exercises including LEAN, Six Sigma, or others

SALARY
Annual salary starts at $68,000 and can increase based on education and years of experience.
RECRUITMENT DATES
First review of resumes will occur on 1

1/30

/18.  Recruitment will remain open until this position is filled.

BENEFITS
Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:

·         10 paid holidays per year

·         Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees

·         A top-ranked retirement program with 100% employer matched contribution

·         A robust and affordable insurance  plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability

·         An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

·         We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility

·         We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities

For more information, please visit https://azdeq.gov/careers →

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