RCRA and Voluntary Corrective Action Program Manager

State of Utah

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Job Description

The Department of Environmental Quality is looking for a RCRA and Voluntary Corrective Action Program Manager to work in their Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control.

Job Description
The Manager of the RCRA and Voluntary Corrective Action Section is responsible for the implementation and management of RCRA Corrective Action Sites and Voluntary Environmental Cleanups.

Incumbent is responsible for all the administrative, technical, and regulatory activities associated with the position, to include (but not limited to):

Providing effective guidance, direction, supervision, and management of the Section staff by prioritizing, assigning, and tracking progress of work, to ensure accuracy, completeness, responsiveness, timeliness, and completion of the tasks and objectives assigned to the section
Coordinating with EPA Region VIII, the public, the regulated community, other DEQ divisions, WMRC sections, and others as necessary
Developing annual goals and objectives
Overseeing the development and implementation of all aspects of inspecting and monitoring RCRA voluntary cleanup and corrective action site plans and management.
Developing rules, policies, and procedures to ensure protection of land and waters of the state
Completing EPA Performance Partnership Agreement and End-of-Year reports
Completing monthly reports for the section
Managing fee development and collection, training and travel budgets, IT and equipment needs, contracts, grants, and other administrative issues that arise
Incumbent will manage division experts in the remediation of environmental contaminates and oversight of cleanup sites.
Incumbent will complete other duties as assigned.

Principle Duties
Manages one or more statewide or agency wide program(s). Determines program goals and objectives and/or chairs committees established to support the program.
Develops or modifies rules, policies, or standards, etc.
Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
Collects data and reviews research materials, determines accuracy and validity of sources and appropriate data use.
Provides technical assistance on agency issues, services, program(s), and/or computer hardware and software, etc.
Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
Develops criteria to measure significance of issues and negotiates resolutions of problem issues.
Typical Qualifications
(Includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
Conduct a methodical examination
Find, gather and collect information or data
Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Understand principles, theories, and practices of environmental science
Develop approaches for implementation of an idea, program or change in operations
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
Read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures
Ensure compliance with contract terms, policies and procedures, etc.
Communicates information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; reads and understands information presented in writing
Reads and interprets program monitoring data
Supervises others by assigning/directing work; conducting employee evaluations, staff training and development, taking appropriate disciplinary/corrective actions, making hiring/termination recommendations, etc.
Implements principles, theories, and practices of performance management
Coordinates the activities or tasks of people, groups and/or organization(s)
Assists with the implementation of principles, theories, and practices of business administration including accounting, human and material resource management in organizations, sales and marketing, economics, and office information and organizing systems
Preference may also be given to applicants with a degree in Geology, Chemistry, Natural Resources, Hydrology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Management or closely related fields.

Additional preference may be given to applicants with five or more years of paid professional experience in environmental work and management including but not limited to: staff management; development of guidance and rule making; oversight or management of environmental cleanup and corrective action programs; development of quality assurance plans a; biological or physical data assessment and statistical analysis; knowledge and understanding of state rules and federal regulations for remediating hazardous waste environmental contamination.

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.

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions
Everyday Risks – 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.

Physical Requirements
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. Field work may be required on occasion. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.