Jefferson City, Mo. - Air & Land Protection Division Director

Air and Land Protection Division Director

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual for the position of division director. The Air and Land Protection Division Director will administer federally-delegated and state-instituted environmental programs involving the following areas: air quality, solid waste, hazardous waste, land reclamation and environmental (laboratory) services. The division director reports directly to the department director and is an integral player in development of the overall policy direction of the department

This is a highly responsible, top-level management position requiring a degree in the physical or biological sciences, engineering, public health, or public administration and eight (8) years of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial and administrative experience. A Masters Degree is desired. A combination of education, work experience and supervisory responsibilities can be substituted. Extensive knowledge and understanding of environmental issues is required. The successful candidate will possess the following core qualifications:

Ability to lead change. This core qualification relates to the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision through strategic planning, key goals, objectives, priorities and values.

Ability to lead people. This core qualification involves the ability to develop and utilize strategies that maximize employee potential, foster high ethical standards and inspire and motivate others toward accomplishment of the organizational mission.

Results oriented management style. This core qualification stresses accountability, problem-solving, and continuous improvement of customer service through use of adaptive management techniques to meet organizational goals.

Business acumen. This core qualification involves the ability to oversee the allocation of resources to efficiently and effectively accomplish goals and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.

Ability to build coalitions and communicate effectively. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas, negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally, develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

Annual salary negotiable, and commensurate with experience. An excellent fringe benefits package includes paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, paid retirement (defined benefit), deferred compensation, cafeteria plan and tuition reimbursement. Relocation expenses negotiable.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Ms. Wilma Partee, Human Resource Director, Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102 (573/751-2518) (TDD users call Missouri Relay at 800/735-2966). Resumes accepted through March 15, 2002.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F