Rules Section Manager, Division of Drinking Water

Website Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Salary  $33.02 – $52.36 Hourly
Location  Statewide, UT
Job Type Full Time
Agency 480 Department of Environmental Quality
Job Number 23759
Closing 7/12/2020 11:59 PM Mountain
Recruiter Crystal Haywood, 801-536-4281
# of Openings 1
195 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City Utah – This position is eligible for telework options.

Background Check
You must successfully pass a criminal history check.

Schedule Code
B – Competitive Career Service – Employment in this position requires a probationary period.

This position is eligible for a full benefits package. See benefits tab below for details.

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Job Description

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is seeking a Rules Section Manager to work in the Division of Drinking Water. This position is eligible for telework options.

Principle Duties
As the Rules Section Manager you will typically:

  • Manage the Rules Section (rules development and enforcement) of the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) to ensure the fulfillment of the section’s responsibilities with appropriate adherence to federal and state regulations and division rules.
  • Drive the key performance indicators in accordance with DEQ-EPA Partnership Agreement.
  • Lead, develop, and motivate a high performing team of staff in a financially responsible and performance based manners.
  • Prepare documentation such as performance report for the DDW and/or DEQ executive team on a regular basis and as needed.
  • Coordinate with EPA, laboratories, local health departments, and others regarding enforcement and compliance and other matters.
  • Verify and assure quality of data for the various databases such as Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS), Compliance and Monitoring Data Portal (CMDP), and Waterlink.
  • Manage Drinking Water system public notices and ensure proper follow up and close out in a timely manner.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:

  • Eight or more years of paid professional work experience in the process of drafting rules, interpretation of regulations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement activities related to environmental science/health, public health, or other areas in the public sector.
  • Extensive knowledge in environmental science or public health, preferably in the operation, maintenance, and regulation of water and/or wastewater systems.
  • Five or more years of experience in supervising staff.
  • An understanding of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Utah Public Drinking Water Regulations.
  • Necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to gather and report information.
  • An ability to lead a team of professionals, demonstrate teamwork, and coordinate with other teams.
  • An ability to coach, mentor, develop, and discipline employees, if needed.
  • An ability to comprehend and effectively communicate complex information to a variety of stakeholders.
  • An ability to communicate with and achieve buy-in from stakeholders to further division objectives.
  • An ability to ensure day-to-day work is in alignment with the division’s strategic direction.
  • An ability to think strategically, anticipate future needs, and effectively develop and execute agency policies and processes.

Preferences may be given to the following:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering,  public health, or a related fields from an accredited university; Master’s degree in science, engineering, public administration, business administration, public policy, public health, or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in the environmental science, engineering, environmental/public health or regulatory enforcement,  auditing, or a related field in the public sector.
  • Certification as a Water Operator or Wastewater Operator.
  • Certification in project management.
  • Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist.
  • Additional management certification such as a Certified Public Manager.

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. This position is eligible for telework options. 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.
State of Utah
2120 State Office Building

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114


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