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NATURAL RESOURCES DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Date:  Jun 27, 2024
Req ID:  40322
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  AR NATURAL RESOURCES COMM
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $96,960

Position Number: 22087698 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $96,960

Natural Resources 

 

Hiring Authority:

10421 W. Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-1611

Email: chris.colclasure@agriculture.arkansas.gov

 

As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: G052N

Grade: GS15

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $96,960.00 - $140,592.00

Summary

The Natural Resources Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Division programs and staff.  This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

  • Supervises a professional staff by making recommendation for hire, training, assigning, and reviewing work, counseling, evaluating performance and disciplining incumbents.  
  • Develops plans, programs, and procedures to accomplish department and division goals, while complying with state laws and department policies.
  • Provides input in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the Natural Resources Division in coordination with the director and subordinate supervisors and employees.
  • Seeks new opportunities, funding streams, and partnerships to accomplish natural resources related projects including but not limited to water and wastewater infrastructure, flood mitigation, monitoring and metering of surface and groundwater resources and the implementation of the State Water Plan.
  • Researches federal and state laws as they relate to new and existing programs.
  • Reviews budgets, positions, new programs, and projects to assist the director in the development of budget requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations applicable to water resources, dams, soil and water conservation, project financing, conservation districts and floodplain management.
  • Knowledge of public financing programs for water and wastewater infrastructure and flood mitigation. 
  • Knowledge of budgetary practices. Ability to plan work objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and guidance in dam safety and floodplain management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through writing, presentations, and interviews. 

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in engineering; plus five years of experience in civil or environmental engineering, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

Licensed as a registered professional engineer by the State Board of Registration for Professional and Land Surveyors in accordance with ACA 17-30-302.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs.
  • Knowledge of public finance programs and procedures.
  • Knowledge of natural resource issues, challenges, and programs.
  • Knowledge of federal and state water laws and regulations.
  • Ability to present information at commission meetings, conferences, city council meetings and legislative committee meetings.
  • Ability to review and understand technical information and provide responses and recommendations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects through delegation of responsibilities and partner coordination to ensure projects are delivered on time and within acceptable scope and budget parameters.

 

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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