Assistant Director

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

The Department of Environmental Quality is currently seeking an Assistant Director for the Division of Drinking Water.

Principle Duties
As the Assistant Director, you will typically:

Executive Management and Coordination:directly supervise section managers and other specialty employees
coordinate with Division of Drinking Water (Division, DDW) Director and the other DDW Assistant Director; and
represent the Director and the Division internally and externally.
Program Implementation:ensure consistency and continuous improvement of drinking water programs to efficiently protect public health.
Strategic Planning:assist Director in developing and implementing DDW strategic plan. Monitor performance measures.
Administrative Oversight: responsible for all operational and administrative aspects of the Division’s programs, including: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;
supervise personnel and provide support to Division managers on human resource issues including hiring, employee development, performance evaluations, and corrective action;
coordinate with Division managers, Division of Human Resource Management (DHRM), Division of Technology Services (DTS), and other partner agencies to ensure efficient operation of the Division and compliance with applicable operational rules, policies and procedures; and
oversee day-to-day expenditures and manage contracts
Continuous Improvement and Performance Measures:oversee development of agreements with partner agencies including Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA); and
oversee the Division’s continuous improvement efforts including evaluation of internal operations, development and tracking of key process and outcome metrics in alignment with agency priorities. Report on Division metrics and issues to the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Executive Director Office, Governor’s Office, Utah State Legislature, and EPA.
Stakeholder Outreach:work closely with Director to build Division credibility and partnerships with federal, state and local governmental units, and also the media, public, legislative representatives, various boards, councils, and committees, etc.
Records management:oversee both GRAMA and other records management activities.
Project management experience:to drive and implement a wide range of projects including application development.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:Broad understanding of drinking water regulatory and operational landscape in Utah.
Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act, Utah’s Administrative Rules that govern drinking water programs in Utah.
Five or more years of experience supervising personnel.
A leader with the ability to coach, mentor, and develop managers and staff.
Ability to comprehend and effectively communicate complex information and ideas to a varied audience.
Ability to communicate with and achieve buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders to further Division objectives.
Ability to ensure day-to-day work is in alignment with Division strategic direction.
Knowledge of process improvement tools and willingness to lead and implement process improvement initiatives. A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of professional work. Evident in personal development as well as attention to desired outcomes.
Five or more years of experience overseeing or managing specific program(s).
Ability to think strategically, anticipate future needs, and effectively develop and execute agency policies and processes.
Ability to make independent decisions.
Five of more years of project management experience.
Bachelor’s degree or higher 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.

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