Capacity Development & Source Water Protection Unit Chief

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Jefferson City, MO, USA 🇺🇸

4120602 – ENV PROG SPV
Jefferson City, MO
Full-Time Salaried
Environmental and Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality

Scheduled Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM





Salary: $2,449 – $2,571 semi-monthly

Job Location: This position is with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Quality, and will be located at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Why you’ll love this position:

Are you ready to step into a leadership role? The Capacity Development & Source Water Protection Unit of the Public Drinking Water Branch is a team dedicated to ensuring the quality of public drinking water for all residents and visitors to the State. Come join our team where you will find opportunity for professional growth while being part of an agency dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide management and supervisory oversight of the team members of the Capacity Development and Source Water Protection Unit including planning unit activities to meet Department objectives, assigning and reviewing work of subordinate team members, conducting performance assessments, and mentoring team members to be successful in their positions.
  • Oversee strategic plannning, implementation, and management of the state’s Capacity Development Strategy for Existing Public Water Systems and the state’s Source Water Protection Program, including contracts, grants, and workplans.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with government agencies and external organizations on capacity development and source water protection topics and solicit stakeholder input on activities that encourage public water systems to enhance their technical, managerial, and financial capacity.
  • Oversee technical, managerial, and financial capacity reviews for public water systems under an Adminstrative Order on Consent, manage capacity development data gathering and analysis for reporting and planning purposes, and review annual reports to ensure regulatory compliance with federal requirements.
  • Oversee source water protection plan endorsements and Geographic Information System (GIS) activities pertaining to public drinking water datasets and coordinate with team members from across the Division on contaminant datasets used in the Public Drinking Water Branch’s source water assessments and vulnerability studies.
  • Serve on internal, and external, workgroups focused on topics related to capacity development and source water protection, coordinate with regional office staff, and promote best management practices for unit related activities through development of factsheets, guidance documents, and public engagements.
  • Support planning, development and administration efforts of the Public Drinking Water Branch and look for opportunities for continuous improvement through process mapping, metrics, and new technologies.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience. Substitutions may be considered. Preferred degree programs include the following: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Natural Resource Management, Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to recommend budget items and work within budget constraints.
  • Ability to direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to manage multiple work activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of federal and state drinking water regulations.
  • Hands on experience delineating source water protection areas and evaluating the technical, managerial, and financial capacity of public water systems.
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, and team oriented.
  • Ability to work independently as well as prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Highly motivated.

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage.  Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator.  This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here

If you have questions about this position please contact: 

Diane Vitello, 573-526-6928 or [email protected]


Aarick Roberto (DNR Recruiter), (573) 522-1503 or [email protected]

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.