Current Employment Opportunity

Environmental Quality Section Supervisor
2/14/20
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
84
084-12183
Full-time Permanent
$28.07 - $42.11 Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

 It is a very exciting time at our agency, some of the things you can look forward to at the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy as an employee are:

  • A brand new office building in 2020 with free parking, (building currently under construction).
  • Flexible work schedules
  • You will be doing work knowing you are making a difference for current and future generations.

The successful candidate will supervise staff in the Petroleum Remediation Section, ensuring human health, safety and the environment are protected in an efficient, effective, and fiscally responsible manner in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements. The primary areas of responsibilities will be the investigation/cleanup of petroleum releases from tanks, reimbursement of some of the tank owners’ expenses in petroleum investigation/cleanup, and evaluation of actions needed in response to other spills and events.  For a complete listing of job duties, requirements and to apply go to statejobs.nebraska.gov

 It is a very exciting time at our agency, some of the things you can look forward to at the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy as an employee are:

  • A brand new office building in 2020 with free parking, (building currently under construction).
  • Flexible work schedules
  • You will be doing work knowing you are making a difference for current and future generations.

The successful candidate will supervise staff in the Petroleum Remediation Section, ensuring human health, safety and the environment are protected in an efficient, effective, and fiscally responsible manner in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements. The primary areas of responsibilities will be the investigation/cleanup of petroleum releases from tanks, reimbursement of some of the tank owners’ expenses in petroleum investigation/cleanup, and evaluation of actions needed in response to other spills and events.  For a complete listing of job duties, requirements and to apply go to statejobs.nebraska.gov

*Hourly Salary Range $28.071 – $42.107

*Salary dependent on selected applicant’s qualifications and experience.

  • Provide guidance/recommendations to Section staff, other NDEE staff, regulated community, general public, consultants, and emergency response contractors involved in the investigation, remediation, and payment for petroleum releases.
  • Provide oversight to technical staff who are directing cleanup of petroleum releases to assure cleanup is done consistently and appropriately.
  • Assure regulations are implemented consistently to protect human health and the environment.
  • Facilitate cleanup which allows contaminated property to be sold and potentially developed.
  • Assure that investigations and remedial action plans meet regulatory requirements.
  • Review recommendations for solvency and inability to find an RP, and determine/document final decision.
  • Ensure reimbursements to responsible persons and payments to consultants are done with integrity, appropriateness, and consistency.
  • Review and approve Title 200 application ineligible costs, noncompliance reductions, and reimbursements.
  • Develop and maintain regulations, guidance documents, SOPs, and other program procedure
  • Assign goals and expectations to Section staff and do performance evaluations
  • Follow agency procedures to interview and hire new staff for vacant positions.
  • Coordinate Section activities with other agency programs and agencies (e.g., SFM, NDOT).
  • Ensure all federal (EPA) and state program deadlines are met and reports submitted.
  • Review, approve, and properly code all section expenditures.
  • Track and evaluate budgets and fund balances.
  • Negotiate, develop work plans for, and implement LUST Cooperative Agreement with EPA.Assist in development and approval of State Program Approval package for the UST program.
  • Oversee state contractor program and all documents necessary.
  • Ensure that section publications, records, and files are adequately maintained.
  • Make presentations/speeches to NDEE or outside groups concerning section programs.
  • Develop position papers/reports/presentations for NDEE administration and others as needed.
  • Ensure agency, division, and section personnel policies are followed within the section.
  • Testify at administrative hearings, depositions, and court proceedings when necessary.
  • Act as Water Quality Division Administrator when assigned.

Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience that will enable an individual to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Master’s degree in life sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, chemistry, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field plus 2 year’s of experience or coursework in the related field preferred.

OR

Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, environmental science, chemistry, geology, biology, agronomy, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a related field plus 4 years of work experience or coursework in a related field.

Preferred:  Supervisory experience; geology degree; petroleum remediation experience; Nebraska licensed professional geologist.

Other:  Valid driver's license or ability to provide independent transportation; Ability to travel overnight; Ability to lift 20 pounds: Ability to Climb, Bend and Stoop; Ability to work in outdoor temperature extremes; Ability to walk on uneven terrains; Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of:  statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to petroleum remediation; principles and practices of management including planning, staffing, performance, and budgeting; biological, physical, and chemical principles and techniques as they apply to petroleum remediation.

Ability to: plan, organize, and assign the work of subordinates; apply administrative principles and practices; train and evaluate the job performance of subordinate staff; communicate orally and in writing with staff and the public representing divergent backgrounds, interests, and viewpoints; prepare complex technical papers and reports; use computers and other tools for data analysis and storage; interpret and apply program legislation and administrative directives to operations of the program; perform public speaking; utilize analytical judgment to make decisions; handle changing priorities and multiple tasks.


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