Environmental Manager

Mecklenburg County - Mecklenburg County, NC3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $78,000 - $110,000 a year
Incumbent is responsible for the direction, administration, and overall management of an environmental program. Incumbent participates in the development of strategic plans for specific program area and must be aware of developing trends and best practices. Specific duties include the maintenance of contractual relationships with outside agencies, development of budget, and supervision of professional level staff.

Departmental, program and position specific information:
This position is one of four Program Manager positions that report to the LUESA - Storm Water Division Director. The primary duties of the Storm Water Operations (STW-Op) Program Manager (Environmental Manager) are as follows:
Manage the STW-Op program by creating a team environment, pursing short and long-term goals consistent with STW’s Why statement: We are passionate about making our environment safe and healthy by reducing flood losses and improving water quality for all.
Lead the STW-Ops program by managing, directing and coaching staff consistent with the above Why statement and County policy.
Manage environmental services and projects that may include but is not limited to: responding to service requests, repairing creeks, demolishing flood-prone structures, maintaining BMP’s/vacant floodplain properties and enhancing streams that have been restored.
Develop and manage STW-Ops annual and project-specific budgets. This may also include acquiring heavy equipment by working with staff and the County’s procurement office.
Provide the above services with a “safety-first” mindset by creating and maintaining high expectations for a culture of safety within the program.
Preferred Qualifications

A successful candidate should have strong communication skills in both verbal and written format and be able to multi task, while still being willing to adjust their schedule to meet the needs of the customer and LUESA overall. The successful candidate should also be well organized and possess intermediate computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite applications. Candidate must also obtain a Mecklenburg County Operators Permit and procurement card.

Plans, organizes, direct, reviews and/or controls environmental assessment studies, projects, and programs and regulatory activities relating to control of air, water and soil pollutants.
Assigns, schedules, monitors, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the work of and trains assigned staff.
Determines requests and manages staff, material and equipment needs for operation and programs, including preparation of budgetary estimates and requests.
Develops goals, objectives and operating plans to implement and manage environmental studies, projects, programs and regulatory activities.
Develops criteria for measuring and evaluating the performance of studies, projects, programs, and activities, including performance of assigned staff.
Reviews, recommends and implements new and revised laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to respond to changes in operational and program needs, objectives and priorities.
Directs and coordinates enforcement investigations.
Consults with management, other governmental agencies and industry representatives concerning environmental matters including leading and participating in multi-organizational teams and projects.
Performs promotional and community outreach activities related to environmental programs.
Prepares reports and summaries on activities and programs.
Reviews and evaluates studies, projects and programs for adherence to administrative and technical policies and program goals and objectives and initiates corrective action where necessary.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in scientific or related field, or Construction Management, Facility Management or Business Administration.
Experience: Seven years of environmental quality assurance experience, including lead experience.
Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certification: Valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit.


Knowledge of:
Environmental assessment principles, practices and methods.
Management theories, principles and practices.
Field testing, sampling and investigation principles used to assess the natural environment and to determine sources of pollutants in air, water and soil.
Federal, state and local environmental laws, rules and regulations.
NC public contracting and skills in contract composition.

Skilled in:
Using a computer and related software applications
Skills with manual, mechanical, chemical and biological pest controls.
Skills and knowledge of horticulture and landscaping
Maintaining and managing resources: containing costs and balancing resources
Managing performance: Assigning responsibilities, taking corrective action, demonstrating leadership and evaluation, developing employees
Organizational Effectiveness: Managing with facts, focusing on results, providing clear direction and encouraging innovation.
Strategic thinking: Think proactively and solving problems.
Organizing, evaluating, and acting upon observations identified in the field

Business Acumen – Using economic, financial, market and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Building Partnerships – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.
Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints and organizational values.
Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.