Assistant Deputy Executive Officer for Compliance and Enforcement
South Coast AQMD
March 9, 2018
Diamond Bar, California
Up to 160374.00
Full Time - Experienced
ABOUT SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the nation. We serve a four-county region that includes all of Orange County, and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, home to more than 17 million people. SCAQMD's headquarters is located in Diamond Bar, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. With a highly diverse "Clean Air Team" of approximately 800 employees, an annual budget of $149.9 million, and a state-of-the-art air quality laboratory, our mission is to ensure clean air and a healthy environment. SCAQMD is an organization you can be proud to work for -- we make a difference in the quality of life in Southern California!
ABOUT THE POSITION
This executive management position will report to the Deputy Executive Officer (DEO) of Compliance and Enforcement. Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing strategic and day-to-day operations and activities of SCAQMD's Compliance and Enforcement program through subordinate senior managers. The position oversees staff of about 150, an annual budget of $19.7 million and is responsible for regulatory compliance and enforcement for over 27,000 stationary sources.
SCAQMD executive management positions are classified as Designated Deputies and are at-will appointments. Designated Deputies serve at the pleasure of the Executive Officer and assist the Executive Officer in strategic planning for the organization.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Plans, organizes and directs the operations and activities of staff engaged in compliance and enforcement for stationary sources, and other assigned functions in accordance with established SCAQMD goals and objectives; coordinates activities with other SCAQMD functions and outside agencies; and assures compliance with regulatory requirements and professional practices.
Directs, through subordinate management staff, the development and implementation of compliance and enforcement policies and procedures that are consistent with SCAQMD'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, work flow, 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 SCAQMD before SCAQMD's Governing Board, SCAQMD Hearing Board, other governmental agencies, boards and judicial bodies, professional groups, environmental and business representatives and the general public.
Represents SCAQMD in interacting with public- and private-sector officials, community groups and the general public on a variety of issues that impact SCAQMD.
Consults with and advises SCAQMD Board Members, the 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, SCAQMD 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 Executive Officer in his/her absence, as directed.
MINIMUM & DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The most desirable candidates will present a highly competitive combination of enforcement or prosecution experience, related scientific experience and/or other relevant education and training, along with directly related air quality or other environmental experience. The related air quality experience will be a minimum of five years directing or managing compliance and/or enforcement/prosecution functions involving the direction of a large number of professional and technical staff and regulating a large and diverse universe of sources by demonstrating the following:
High-level expertise in a program and/or a comprehensive and effective compliance, enforcement or prosecution program
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
Possession of analytical skills and familiarity with SCAQMD operations related to compliance, enforcement or prosecutions
Excellent communication skills in both written and oral form, and ability to make presentations to the public, elected officials and agency boards
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 Compliance and Enforcement Division; 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 SCAQMD staff, public and private sector representatives and community groups; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Evidence of meeting these requirements may be demonstrated, in part, by a degree in a relevant discipline, and at least five years of progressively responsible related management experience; OR, three years of relevant experience as an SCAQMD manager. A relevant advanced degree may substitute for one year of required managerial experience.
DRIVER LICENSE: A valid California Class "C" Driver License and a good driving record are required.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
THE SELECTION PROCESS The selection process will initially consist of a review of applications, cover letters and resumes to identify the most competitively qualified individuals, who will be invited to participate in other selection steps deemed appropriate.
APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:
1) A fully completed online employment application which covers at least the past 10 years of employment, listing separately each position you have held, and including four professional work references.
2) A cover letter, addressed to Deputy Executive Officer Compliance and Enforcement Marian Coleman, which you must attach to the online application, clearly detailing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for this position, including both education and experience, and the reason(s) you are interested in this position.
3) A detailed resume, which you must attach to the online application, which highlights your major career responsibilities and accomplishments.
4) If you claim education on your application, an unofficial copy of your transcripts, documenting all qualifying education and/or occupational training claimed, MUST be submitted as an attachment to your online application. Official transcripts will be requested at a later date
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, or require any special accommodations, please contact Human Resources at (909) 396-2800.
The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. SCAQMD is responsible for controlling emissions primarily from stationary sources of air pollution. These can include anything from large power plants and refineries to the corner gas station. There are about 28,400 such businesses operating under SCAQMD permits. SCAQMD develops and adopts an Air Quality Management Plan, which serves as the blueprint to bring this area into compliance with federal and state clean air standards. Rules are adopted to reduce emissions from various sources, including specific types of equipment, industrial processes, paints and solvents, even consumer products. Permits are issued to many businesses and industries to ensure compliance with air quality rules. SCAQMD staff conducts periodic inspections to ensure compliance with these requirements.