pinellas County - air quality division manager

Working Title: Environmental Division Manager
Location:  509 East Ave S.; Clearwater, FL 33756
Closing Date: 03/29/19
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Out of 67 counties in the State of Florida, Pinellas County is proud to be 1 of the 8 the State has entrusted the responsibility of air quality monitoring.  We are currently seeking an Environmental Division Manager to continue these efforts while managing the Air Quality Division.  This management position is responsible for planning, managing and implementing the County's Air Quality Program including the asbestos and air toxics programs, compliance activities, air monitoring, and grant management in accordance with Federal/State/County goals and objectives. The position is highly visible to staff, the general public, and the regulated community. Good verbal skills and diplomacy are required to clearly communicate program goals, organizational objectives, address potential violations, seek resolutions, and resolve problems. The ability to write clearly and concisely, document investigations, and resolutions are essential. Documentation includes evaluations, permit review comments, reports of findings, draft correspondence; review warning letters, notice of violation, consent orders, and memos to files.  Position requires the ability to conceptually understand and apply rules and regulations (local, state, and federal), mathematical and scientific concepts. Work is performed with a high degree of independent judgment and latitude in the use of technical discretion and judgment. Position oversees 19 FTE. Responsibilities include providing supervisory leadership, mentoring and training, the development and evaluation of performance goals, and the supporting a culture of continuous learning and teamwork.

Position Specific Qualifications

  • 8 years of professional experience in the air quality field with an emphasis in state or local air programs; or

  • Associate’s degree with major coursework in physical, natural or biological science, environmental engineering or a related field and 6 years’ experience in the air quality field with an emphasis in state or local air programs; or

  • Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in physical, natural or biological science, environmental engineering or a related field and 4 years’ experience in the air quality field with an emphasis in state or local air programs; or

  • Master’s degree with major coursework in physical, natural or biological science, environmental engineering or a related field and 2 years’ experience in the air quality field with an emphasis in state or local air programs; or

  • PhD with major coursework in physical, natural or biological science, environmental engineering or a related field.

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Additional Requirements

  • 2 years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver's License.

  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Highly Desirable

  • Master's Degree in major coursework in physical, natural or biological science, environmental engineering or a related field.

  • 5 or more years’ experience supervising a team of 10 or more staff.

  • 5 or more years’ experience overseeing similar air related programs.

  • Certified Public Manager Designation or other leadership development training and certification.

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)

  • Plan, develop and implement the Air Quality Program in regard to new programs, modification of existing activities, and daily basic program operations. Evaluate requests for new programs from all sources with respect to funding, personnel, program priorities, County policies, goals, and objectives.

  • Supervise and provide leadership support to the technical, professional and supervisory staff in carrying out the Division work plans, projects and activities in the areas of permitting, compliance/enforcement, air monitoring, lab support operations, regulatory planning, data analysis and reporting.

  • Develop and administer the Division operational and capital budgets (approx. $2 million annually).

  • Prepare and manage all EPA grant applications/awards, State contracts; negotiate terms, conditions, and services; oversee expenditures;  prepare and submit financial and activity reports. Track revenue and expenditures; develop and/or approve requisitions/orders.

  • Interagency coordination/consultation with EPA, State and other county air. program officials in carrying out the agency's mission, goals and objectives, fulfilling grant or contract obligations and conveying official County, Department and/or Division policy and positions on-air program issues. Represent the Dept./Air Division at public meetings, forums, conferences, rule hearings as necessary.

  • Provide supervision and leadership for all personnel actions within the Division, includes all performance management; hiring, training, professional development, and disciplinary actions.

  • Prepare various air program reports in written and graphic form for submittal or presentation to County, State or Federal agencies. Review all official reports, correspondence, public information materials prepared by staff for technical and policy content prior to submittal.

  • Participate and coordinate with internal and external auditors on financial and programmatic audits of Air Division grants, contracts, and programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Air programs being supervised, including the asbestos and air toxics programs, compliance activities, air monitoring, and grant management.

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable air and environmental regulations and progressive practices.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of public and business administration, as applied in a large organization.

  • Knowledge of budget and accounting principles, practices and procedures, as applied in a large organization.

  • Skill in advanced leadership techniques and practices to evaluate and determine individual and organizational goals and objectives, maximizing effectiveness of individuals and organizational work units through staff selection and assignments.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and to make effective presentations to a variety of groups.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.