Are you a strategic and collegial leader with a passion for Environmental stewardship? If yes, then we have a position for you!
The Environmental Planning Division is responsible for creating and managing programs related to environmental planning, compliance, and enhancement. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, the Division 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. The Division is comprised of five sections:
POSITION PROFILE Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Planning, the Assistant Director of Environmental Planning is responsible for day-to-day management of the administrative and personnel functions of the Division, supports the development and implementation of highly complex and technical environmental programs, and collaborates with the Director to set the Division's goals and priorities. The Assistant Director serves as a key representative to both internal (the Board of Harbor Commissioners, Executive Management, other divisions) and external (elected officials, regulatory agencies, community stakeholders and the media) stakeholders on environmental issues. The Assistant Director leads the Division in the Directors absence.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Occupies the number two position in the Division and assumes responsibility for the Division in the Director's absence.
Provides general leadership and direction for the Division.
Supports the advancement and implementation of the Port's Green Port Policy.
Manages the administrative and personnel functions of the Division.
Oversees the allocation of the Division's personnel and non-personnel resources to align with the Division's goals, objectives, and priorities.
Provides direct and indirect supervision of staff, establishing goals and objectives, measuring performance, and ensuring an effective, customer-oriented service level is attained.
Supports studies and investigations pertaining to the impact of Port development and operations on the environment.
Ensures the successful execution of highly complex and technical environmental policies and programs.
Develops departmental policies and programs for, and confirms compliance with, environmental regulations.
Serves as a policy, regulatory and technical expert on environmental matters.
Researches current local, state and federal environmental issues and provides recommendations to senior management and the Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Represents the Port 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 California Department of Fish and Game, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Represents the Port to elected officials, and the media on various environmental issues.
Provides extensive training and staff development on problem solving, project management and environmental policy and science.
Trains and mentors staff; provides leadership with respect to career development.
Provides prompt responses to inquiries from internal and external customers on a wide range environmental subjects.
Corresponds with internal and external Port customers via email phone and in person
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
In addition to the minimum requirements, the successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership and management skills that include initiative, integrity, prudence, political savvy, and exceptional communication.
Additionally, they will have a collaborative and comprehensive work style that fosters teamwork, engagement, strategic solution oriented approaches and commitment across divisions.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Requirements for the position include:
A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, Planning, or Engineering, or a closely related field is required.
A Master's Degree in above disciplines is desirable.
A minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible environmental management experience in public or private sector, including managing/supervising multidisciplinary projects with extensive environmental exposures is required.
Strong leadership background, with experience managing professional staff in a complex, similarly situated organization with similar challenges and structure is expected.
A history of managing and successfully working with people from diverse backgrounds and areas of technical expertise is required.
A history of creating effective working relationships across functional lines is expected.
Port or coastal environmental experience is desired.
Must have a history of effective partnerships and problem-solving.
Professional Knowledge and Characteristics:
The candidate selected will also possess the following professional attributes and strengths:
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, Department of Toxic Substances Control, etc.
Extensive knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) required.
Must have a broad working knowledge of management principles.
Requires extensive knowledge of mediation and conflict resolution principles and practices.
Requires knowledge of principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation is required.
Must be a hands-on manager with strong technical knowledge, business writing and presentation skills.
APPLICATION & RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE The final filing date for this recruitment is: Thursday, July 2, 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.
The Port of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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