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About the Position
- Plans, organizes and directs the operations and activities of staff engaged in RD3 projects and incentive programs, and other assigned functions in accordance with established South Coast AQMD goals and objectives; coordinates activities with other South Coast AQMD functions and outside agencies; and assures compliance with regulatory requirements and professional practices.
- Directs, through subordinate management staff, the development and implementation of TAO policies and procedures that are consistent with South Coast AQMD's mission and objectives and that comply with state and federal laws.
- Assigns responsibilities and establishes lines of authority; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and management personnel and makes recommendations to the Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or other Designated Deputies.
- Directs and oversees the development of programs, policies and tools that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of field personnel, workflow, and data management.
- Ensures that operations and activities assigned to units are consistent with legal mandates and with generally accepted practices.
- Serves as a technical expert and represents South Coast AQMD before South Coast AQMD's Governing Board, South Coast AQMD Hearing Board, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission and other governmental agencies, boards and judicial bodies, professional groups, environmental and business representatives and the general public.
- Represents South Coast AQMD in interacting with public- and private-sector officials, community groups and the general public on a variety of issues that impact South Coast AQMD.
- Consults with and advises South Coast AQMD Board Members, Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and other Designated Deputies on legislative matters and other issues as required.
- Directs the preparation of reports, contracts, grant proposals, technical papers, South Coast AQMD documents and correspondence.
- Directs the preparation and monitors budgets and makes recommendations on resource allocations and fixed asset purchases.
- May act on behalf of the Deputy Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, or Executive Officer in his/her absence, as directed.
- High-level expertise in a program within TAO or a similar program in another agency, including coordination of grant applications and agreements
- Significant in-depth experience implementing federal, state, and local air quality laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances, or similar related, transferable experience
- Experience effectively managing a large, diverse staff to accomplish agency goals and mission
- Skill and ability to deal effectively with the public, elected officials, other governmental agencies, and regulated sources on highly contentious matters
- Experience writing and implementing grants for RD3 projects and/or community-based incentive programs
- Possession of analytical skills and familiarity with South Coast AQMD operations related to TAO
- Significant experience with contracts, program budgets, and preparing for and undergoing audits by the state or federal governments
- Excellent communication skills in both written and oral form, and ability to make presentations to the public, elected officials, and agency boards
Minimum Qualifications / Experience:
- Training and experience in the field of air quality that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities to plan, organize and direct the development of policies, programs or regulations of the TAO; knowledge of administrative techniques and practices necessary for the solution of strategic and daily operational problems in personnel, work flow, efficiency, automation, and organization; knowledge of effective management principles and their application; knowledge of budget design, development and control.
- Ability to develop and accomplish, through management or supervisory staff, established goals and objectives; establish effective working relations with South Coast AQMD staff, public and private sector representatives and community groups; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- A master's degree in an academic discipline related to the area of assignment may substitute for one year of the managerial, administrative or direct supervisory experience.
Note: Evidence of the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated, in part, by graduation from an accredited college or university preferably with a major emphasis in an academic discipline related to the area of assignment and five years of progressively responsible management experience which would demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities of the area of assignment OR three years of experience in one of the South Coast AQMD's manager classes which demonstrates the knowledge and abilities to manage the area of assignment.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License may be required.
- $179,191.00 Annually