Assistant Director

State of Utah

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Job Description



The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking an Assistant Director to work in the Division of Water Quality. This position can serve as an Acting Director for signatures on regulatory documents and as the Acting Executive Secretary of the Water Quality Board for loan authorizations in the event that the Director is unavailable.

Principal Duties
As the Assistant Director you will typically:Lead teams within the Division to prioritize, develop and execute work in alignment with Department values.
Work with the Director to build and sustain Division credibility and trust, advancing Division priorities with federal, state and local government units, the media, stakeholders, and through representation on various boards, councils, committees, and task forces.
Review and approve division work products (permits, enforcement, standards) to ensure consistency with the law and scientific and engineering accuracy.
Assist the director in implementing all aspects of the Division’s water quality programs.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:At least 5 years of experience with project and/or program management
Strong knowledge of Clean Water Act, Utah Water Quality Act, Utah’s Administrative Rules, and associated guidance that govern water quality programs in Utah.
Knowledge of related environmental programs including SDWA, CERCLA, RCRA, or CAA.
Ability to think strategically, anticipate needs, solve problems, and effectively develop and execute a strategic plan for multi-year initiatives.
Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, at times with competing interests, to solve problems and advance Division objectives.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to convey complex information and ideas to a varied audience.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical or biological science, engineering, environmental policy, or related degree. Advanced degree preferred.

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 Water Quality, 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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