Assistant Director Office of Water Resources
The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, golf courses, trails and parkways.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director, Office of Water Resources.
This individual is the Assistant Director of DCR’s Office of Water Resources (OWR). This individual is responsible for managerial, policy and planning aspects of Water Resource Commission programs and projects administered by the OWR in carrying out its responsibilities to DCR and EOEEA, and for supervising and coordinating staff in carrying out these efforts. This individual works in close coordination with the OWR Director, the DCR Division of Water Supply Protection Director and the EEA Director of Water Policy.
Detailed duties include:
-Assist the Director of the Office of Water Resources to ensure that OWR’s programs are effective, efficient and consistently high quality, and that our responsibilities are met in a timely and professional manner.
-Directly supervise, assign work to and review the performance of OWR’s six staff to the Water Resources Commission.
-Oversee all aspects of Interbasin Transfer Act and Regulations administration in coordination with the OWR Director and the Director of Water Policy at EOEEA
-Develop and implement programs for water resources planning, management and projection, including developing program objectives and providing technical input into agency planning policy.
-Represent the agency at court or before legislative bodies, boards, commissions, committees, or federal or state agencies.
-Conduct public hearings or meetings to receive comment on MA Water Resources Commission planning issues and regulations.
-Review and summarize environmental data associated with applications for interbasin transfers, water withdrawal needs and permits and related regulatory activities.
-Assures the highest scientific and technical quality of analyses, methods, reports, field investigations and other activities carried out by OWR staff in implementing agency and secretariat policies and programs, including the Interbasin Transfer Act and any other MA WRC programs or responsibilities.
-Supervise the development of methodologies and procedures for evaluation of water needs and water planning.
-Confer with federal, state and municipal agencies to inform, direct and coordinate activities, projects or programs.
-Approve consultant pay estimates for the performance of services in compliance with technical standards and approve consultant submissions based on technical standards.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and of which (C) at least two years must have been in a supervisory, managerial or administrative capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions.
I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually competed.
NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience.