Environmental Manager

  • Environmental Manager
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Band Class Number Annual Salary Range Twice-a-Month Salary Range
1 8010 $41,184.00 – $66,672.00 $1,716.00 – $2,778.00
2 8011 $48,504.00 – $78,732.00 $2,021.00 – $3,280.50
3 8012 $58,224.00 – $94,944.00 $2,426.00 – $3,956.00

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Definition

This is administrative and management work directing, planning, analyzing, and coordinating environmental programs. Responsibilities may include one or more of the following areas: water pollution and protection, public drinking water, soils, air pollution and protection, hazardous waste, solid waste, energy, geology, water resources, and/or land reclamation.

(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service. The Division of Personnel may assign positions on any of three bands or managerial levels based on duties and/or responsibilities.)

Job Duties

Directs or assists in the planning, development, and administration of the assigned environmental program.

Directs or assists in the general management of policy development, program planning and coordination, and the evaluation of policy and/or organizational changes and new programs.

Reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures.

Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff.

Participates in the development, implementation, and/or interpretation of new or revised initiatives and/or programs.

Participates in conferences, training sessions, and meetings.

Participates in the development of budget requests and the monitoring of expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations.

Reviews and/or prepares proposals to granting agencies and requests for proposal for subcontractors.

Conducts investigations and institutes special studies; prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizations, policies, procedures, and practices.

Maintains contact, addresses, and cooperates with federal, state, local, and community organizations pertaining to the assigned programs.

Participates in enforcement hearings; testifies in court and before legislative or administrative bodies or commissions.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Engineering & Applied Sciences; Environmental Protection & Sanitation

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities.  This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or more of the following: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Agronomy, Hydrology, Energy, Forestry, Meteorology, Engineering, or a closely related field; and,

Four or more years of professional experience in environmental or public health regulatory work, engineering, environmental science, chemistry, biology, geology, agronomy, hydrology, energy, or a closely related natural resources area.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas or in Public Administration may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal environmental laws, rules, and regulations.

Comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting, fiscal management, and grants and contract management.

Comprehensive knowledge of designated specialty area.

Comprehensive knowledge of environmental issues and theories.

Comprehensive knowledge of the scientific aspects of an environmental program and the legal framework under which the program operates.

Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as related to the assigned program.

Ability to testify as an expert witness.

Ability to direct, develop, implement, and evaluate environmental standards, regulations, policies, procedures, and programs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, legislators, staff associates, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.

Ability to manage change, provide program management, and achieve results.

Ability to develop short- and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.

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