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Solid & Hazardous Waste Division Administrator

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Description and FunctionsOpen Until FilledGENERAL DESCRIPTION:The Solid and Hazardous Waste Division Administrator assists the Director in providing overall policy guidance to the Agency in support of the Agency Mission and Values. This position is responsible on a state-wide basis for the planning, implementation, and management of the Solid Waste Management Program under Subtitle D of RCRA, Hazardous Waste Program under Subtitle C of RCRA, Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program, Voluntary Remediation Program, Orphan Site Program, Brownfields Program, Landfill Remediation Program, and the Cease and Transfer Program.Human Resource Contact: Cristina Donovan 307-777-7939ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.Directs the operational, personnel, and planning functions for the Solid Waste Management Program under Subtitle D of RCRA, Hazardous Waste Program under Subtitle C of RCRA, Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program, Voluntary Remediation Program, Orphan Site Program, Brownfields Program, Landfill Remediation Program, and the Cease and Transfer Program. Responsible for 39 staff within the program with direct supervision of 6 staff members consisting of professional engineers and program managers.Oversee the planning and project management for complex environmental remediation projects, including preparation of remediation schedules, researching new remediation technologies, managing professional service contracts, planning fiscal resources; remediation project cost estimating, and presentation of results. Functions as the final authoritative source within the Division for recommendations to the Director dealing with remediation and regulatory compliance in Wyoming.Manage the budget for the Division, including administering the State Corrective Action Account to accomplish contract remediation work at contaminated storage tank sites and coordinate with the administration of the State Revolving Fund loans to the program for environmental remediation activities.Establishes and revises, as necessary, state rules and regulations for solid waste, hazardous waste, storage tank regulatory compliance, financial responsibility, environmental restoration standards, and internal and external policy, guidance, and policies for the Division.Confers with the Director, Attorney General's Office, and State Procurement Office on statewide regulatory enforcement, policy, and remediation contract management issues. Provides periodic reports regarding program implementation and compliance with federal funding requirements.Review of work product generated by staff to ensure statewide consistency and make decisions requiring independent judgment regarding compliance with relevant standards.Support the Director in the Division's activities through participation, coordination, and cooperation with external regulatory agencies and entities such as EPA and other state regulatory agencies.Responsible for special projects and non-routine tasks as assigned by the Administrator.Assists the Director in providing overall policy guidance in support of the agency's mission and values.Achieves environmental objectives through contracting for consulting, construction, and construction management for reclamation and mitigation of public health and safety hazards.Coordinates and partners with other DEQ programs and state and federal agencies.Must be able to establish strong relationships with stakeholders and local governmental jurisdictions.QualificationsPREFERENCES:Preference may be given to those with a bachelor's degree in engineering, natural resources, geology, public administration, or related field, plus four years of related work experience.Preference may be given to those with current knowledge or familiarity with the Wyoming DEQ SHWD program.Preference may be given to those with proven ability to articulate and lead public policy. This is highly desirable.KNOWLEDGE:Knowledge of all aspects of site investigation and cleanup, including traditional/innovative site investigation tools and methods, human health and ecological risk assessments, traditional/innovative site remediation technologies, and traditional/innovative methods for monitoring site media (soils, groundwater, etc.)Knowledge of general contracting procedures for remediation project management, construction, and remediation equipment. Knowledge of industrial, energy, fuel, solid waste, and hazardous waste processes. General knowledge of site investigation and cleanup, including traditional/innovative site investigation tools and methods, human health and ecological risk assessments, traditional/innovative site remediation technologies, and traditional/innovative methods for monitoring site media (soils, groundwater, etc.)Knowledge of permitting the solid waste collection, storage, and disposal facilities, including design, construction, operation, monitoring, closure, post-closure, remediation, financial assurance, and public involvement.Excellent communication skills, work with a group, knowledge of state environmental laws, knowledge of remediation techniques, ability to work on several different projects. Strong skills in interpersonal relations in adversarial situations and ability in dealing with elected officials at the local, county, state, and federal levels.Ability to receive broad instructions and develop program-specific plans to achieve objectives and policies. Ability to recognize competing demands and coordinate program activities with others to achieve goals.Ability to reason through complex management and/or engineering problems exercising independent judgment within policy limits.Strong work ethics to work unsupervised and still accomplish tasks in a manner that benefits the State of Wyoming.A background in engineering, construction basics, and/or environmental practices or cleanup methods is helpful.Knowledge of current DEQ statutes, rules, and regulations.Knowledge of principles and practices of management and administration, including budget development and control, planning, personnel development, leadership, and management.Knowledge of environmental protection and reclamation practices.Skill in interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with industry representatives, the government, the general public, and the scientific community.Skill in dealing with complex concepts in an agile, comfortable, and competent manner.Flexible and skilled at anticipating future trends and challenges.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:None - See "Preferences"Necessary Special RequirementsPHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Periodic travel throughout the State is required.Periodic travel nationally and regionally is required.Must be able to manage from a distance.NOTES:FLSA: ExemptMust have a valid Driver's LicenseSupplemental Information020-Department of Environmental Quality - Solid and Hazardous Waste DivisionClick here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.URL: State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Keywords: State of Wyoming, Cheyenne , Solid & Hazardous Waste Division Administrator, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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