Website Arizona Dept of Environmental Quality

Post Date 09/27/2018 Close Date
Location PHOENIX Salary 70,000.00-75,000.00


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

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ADEQ is considered by many as a model agency in the Governor’s initiative to transform the traditional enterprise of state government. Utilizing private-sector Lean methodologies, ADEQ has honed a management philosophy that aligns with today’s pace of change. Operating at the speed of business, we are now innovative, forward-thinking and more efficient than ever before.

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 Program Manager is responsible for managing a team of environmental professionals who oversee compliance activities for the Waste Programs Division in our Underground Storage Tank (UST) section. This includes performance measure reporting, employee professional development, mentoring, coaching, evaluations, leading process improvement projects, kaizen events, and standard work.

You will develop program goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the UST Inspections Compliance and Enforcement unit. Assist with the coordination and implementation of the federal and state programs assigned to the section by the Value Stream Manager or Division Director. The position also oversees the following areas: compliance assistance, scheduling of inspections, drafting of violation notices, information requests, and the drafting of administrative orders, coordinating formal enforcement activities including settlement negotiation meetings. The Program Manager communicates with members of the regulated community, general public, and other governmental agencies regarding compliance and enforcement issues. In addition, this position supports higher management via process improvement projects and other assignments as needed.

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 environmental inspections, enforcement, compliance and/or scientific studies; ensures the unit operations meet established time lines, objectives and associated performance measures; provides guidance and interpretation of federal and state laws/regulations related to complex regulatory situations or inspections; and manages the most complex or high profile projects or assignments.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of law, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, environmental management, sustainability, environmental science, environmental studies or earth sciences
  • Five years of environmental experience in a regulatory agency, consulting, or private industry
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Full understanding of Federal and State UST rules and statutes; inspection procedures; compliance case development and management; escalated enforcement principles; and standard work in these areas laws
  • Ability to be a highly effective communicator to a diverse group of employees, stakeholders, government officials and ADEQ customers in identifying, evaluating, and resolving problems and complex situations
  • Knowledge of staff supervision principles, including task delegation, employee motivation, team-based problem solving techniques (5 Why Analysis/Root Cause, Lean Management, and Continuous Process Improvement), and principles of performance and visual management
  • Skilled in data-based decision making and problem resolution; written and verbal communication; technical writing, research, reading and comprehension; excellent organizational and project management skills; interpersonal and time management skills
  • Experience leading continuous improvement exercises including LEAN, Six Sigma, or others
 First review of resumes will take place on October 4th.  Position will remain open until filled.
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
  • 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
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