Assistant Director, Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

Website Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Salary $36.80 – $55.27 Hourly
Location  Salt Lake County, UT
Job Type Full Time
Agency 480 Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number 22416

Closing 1/21/2020 11:59 PM Mountain

Job Description

The Department of Environmental Quality is looking for an Assistant Director to work in the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC).

Principle Duties
As the Assistant Director you will typically:

  • Directly supervise section managers and other specialty employees.
  • Coordinate with the WMRC Director and Deputy Director.
  • Ensure consistency and continuous improvement of WMRC programs to efficiently protect public health.
  • Assist the Director in developing strategic objectives. Communicate and ensure implementation of programs and policies to achieve objectives.
  • Assist and/or be responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of the Division’s programs, including (1) direct and coordinate all financial activities of the Division including fiscal policies and procedures, budget appropriation requests, evaluation of agency fee structure, contract management including approved vendor lists, grant and loan dispersals, and agency sponsored travel; (2) supervise personnel and provide support to Division managers on human resource issues including hiring, employee development, performance evaluations, and corrective action; (3) coordinate with Division managers, DHRM, DTS, and other partner agencies to ensure efficient operation of the Division and compliance with applicable operational rules, policies and procedures; and (4) oversee day-to-day expenditures and program operations.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
  • Serves on various boards, councils, committees, or task forces to coordinate agency activities and facilitate agency goals and initiatives.
  • Approves, signs and/or implements applicable documents, actions, processes, programs, etc.
  • Oversee development of agreements with partner agencies including EPA’s Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA).
  • Oversee the Division’s continuous improvement efforts including evaluation of internal operations, development and tracking of key processes and ensure metrics remain in alignment with agency priorities. Report on Division metrics and issues to the Executive Director’s Office, Governor’s Office, Legislature, and EPA.
  • Work closely with the Director to build division credibility with federal, state and local governmental units; national organizations; the media, public, and legislative representatives, and serve on various boards, councils, and committees, etc.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:

  • At least 4 years of experience in overseeing or managing specific program(s).
  • A broad understanding of the waste management and/or radiation regulatory and operational landscape in Utah.
  • Knowledge of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act, Radiation Control Act, Waste Tire Recycling Act, Used Oil Management Act, Solid Waste Management Act and Utah’s Administrative Rules that govern waste management and radiation control programs in Utah.
  • Experience in supervising personnel.
  • The ability to coach, mentor, develop, and discipline if needed.
  • The ability to comprehend and effectively communicate complex information and ideas to a varied audience.
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary processes including, fiscal policies and procedures, budget appropriation requests, evaluation of agency fee structure, and contract management.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and achieve buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders to further division objectives and build agency credibility.
  • The ability to ensure day-to-day work is in alignment with division strategic direction.
  • Proven implementation of process improvement tools and willingness to lead and implement process improvement initiatives in order to achieve better performance.
  • The ability to think strategically, anticipate future needs and effectively develop and execute agency policies and processes.
  • The ability to develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations.

Preference may be given to those with a Bachelors degree or higher in science, engineering, health physics, accounting or business management from an accredited school.

Why You Should Join Our Team
As a benefited employee of the Department of Environmental Quality, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

The Agency
For more information about the Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Drinking Water, click here.

Supplemental Information
  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.