The Port of Long Beach, one of the world's busiest seaports, is an international gateway for the reliable, efficient and sustainable movement of goods and is a leader in environmental stewardship. Credited with moving $194 billion in trade, the Port serves as a critical hub for international commerce and is a major transportation center. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments, with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan. Port-related international trade has wide-ranging economic impact, supporting millions of jobs that benefit the region and entire country.
To learn more about the Port of Long Beach, visit our website: www.polb.com
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DIVISION The Environmental Planning Division is responsible for creating and managing programs related to environmental compliance and enhancement. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, it is dedicated to reducing harmful air emissions from port-related operations, improving water quality in the harbor, protecting marine wildlife and implementing environmentally sustainable practices throughout the Port. It is divided into five sections: Air Quality, Water Quality, Remediation, Sustainability, and CEQA/NEPA.
The Director of Environmental Planning reports directly to the Managing Director of the Environmental Affairs and Planning Bureau. The Director is responsible for leading, managing, and overseeing technical staff and conducting programs related to environmental compliance and enhancement.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to the minimum requirements, the successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership skills that include executive presence, vision, and an ability to articulate the organization’s vision and mission to others. They must also be strategic, politically savvy, results oriented, flexible, forward thinking, and an effective problem solver. Additionally, they will have a collaborative work style that fosters teamwork, high motivation, and commitment.
The ideal candidate will be a direct communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills as well as, possess impeccable integrity with a high commitment to the code of business ethics. These essential attributes are necessary to establish and maintain effective working relations throughout the organization and with people from diverse backgrounds including partnering agencies, elected officials, stakeholders, tenants and the public.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides direct and indirect supervision of all environmental planning staff, establishing goals and objectives, measuring performance, and ensuring that an effective, customer-oriented service level is attained.
Oversees the implementation of the Port’s Green Port Policy; ensures updates on an annual basis.
Oversees the production of environmental documents pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Ensures Port compliance with all environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements.
Supervises studies and investigations pertaining to the impact of proposed development projects on the environment.
Develops technical policies and programs for compliance with wildlife, air quality, water quality, soil/sediment regulations.
Represents the Harbor Department at public workshops and hearings before Federal and State regulatory and resource agencies, including but not limited to the USEPA, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the California Coastal Commission, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Oversees the issuance of Harbor Development Permit and the acquisition of environmental permits for Port operations and future development projects.
Researches current local, state, and federal environmental legislative issues and provides recommendations to senior management and the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Provides extensive training and staff development on project management, problem resolution techniques, environmental policy education and project implementation strategies.
Serves as Port’s public forum representative on Maritime Industry Committees, on regional task forces, work groups, public hearings; presents the Port’s perspective to the media for various environmental issues.
Oversees the day-to-day implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) and the Water Resources Action Plan (WRAP), as well as annual reporting, updates and revisions.
Trains and mentors staff; provides leadership guidance and support with respect to career development.
Develops and monitors the Division’s annual budget.
Perms other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Requirements for the position include:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field is required.
A Master's Degree in above disciplines is not required but is desirable.
A minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible environmental affairs experience in public or private sector, including managing/supervising multi-disciplinary projects with extensive environmental exposures, preferably in a Port related environment is required.
Port or coastal environmental experience desired.
Strong leadership background, with experience as a number one or number two management professional in a complex, similarly situated organization with similar challenges and structure is expected.
Work experience in the goods movement industry highly preferred; preference given to experience in other port environments.
A history of managing and successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise is required.
Must have a history of effective partnerships and problem solving.
A history of creating effective working relationships across functional lines is expected.
The candidate selected will also possess the following professional attributes and strengths:
Technical knowledge of issues related to marine wildlife resources, water quality, air quality and sediment/soil resources required.
Extensive knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) required.
Must have a working knowledge of various state and local agencies, such as USEPA, US Army Corps of Engineers, California Coastal Commission, State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
Must have a broad working knowledge of management principles, mediation and conflict resolution principles and practices.
Must be a hands-on manager with strong technical knowledge, business writing and oral presentation skills.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced business environment committed to the development of a strong customer service ethic.
Must have high energy level, capable of operating with significant independence and initiative, yet open to direction from Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, Managing Directors and policy makers.
Must be a strong manager of people; capable of motivating and energizing staff.
Knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, training, staff development, mentoring, performance evaluation and discipline required.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The Port of Long Beach has established an annual salary range of $170,000 - $175,000. An attractive package of executive level benefits is also included with the opportunity of working in one of the most diverse and dynamic areas of the United States. The Port's generous benefits package includes:
Retirement – CalPERS 2% @ 62, coordinated with social security (with a 6.5% payroll contribution). Current classic CalPERS members may qualify for a different formula.
Auto Allowance – up to $450 per month (upon approval).
Deferred Compensation – several plans available.
Group Health Insurance – Medical (an HMO and a PPO) and dental options (two plans to choose from) available for employee and dependents.
Life Insurance – City-paid life insurance policy of $20,000 plus executive insurance benefit equal to three times annual salary up to a maximum of $500,000.
Disability Insurance – City-paid short and long term disability insurance.
Vacation – 12 days after one year of service; maximum of 20 days after 19.5 years of service.
Sick Leave – 12 days per year.
Executive Leave – 5 days per year.
Holidays – 9 designated holidays per calendar year, plus 4 personal holidays.
Bereavement Leave – 3 days for death or critical illness of immediate family member plus 3 days of accrued sick leave.
Annual Physical – provided by the City.
The final filing date for this recruitment is:
Friday, February 7, 2020 @ 4:30 PM.
The Port reserves the right to extend the closing date without notice in order to accept additional applications.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter and a resume (as PDF attachments) reflecting scope of current/most recent organization and responsibilities along with a complete online application. Incomplete application packets or those that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. Application packets will be evaluated to determine the most qualified applicants.
Those individuals determined to be best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a work related assessment to further evaluate candidate qualifications. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be appointed shortly thereafter.
This information is available in an alternative format by request to the Human Resources Division at (562) 283-7500. If you require an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application/selection process, please submit your request in writing when submitting your application or call the number above.
The Port of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: HDE 20-003
About Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach, one of the world's busiest seaports, is an international gateway for the reliable, efficient and sustainable movement of goods and a leader in environmental stewardship. Credited with moving $194 billion in trade, the Port serves as a critical hub for international commerce and is a major transportation center. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments, with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan. Port-related international trade has wide-ranging economic impact, supporting millions of jobs that benefit the region and entire country.
To learn more about the Port of Long Beach, visit our website: www.polb.com