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Natural Resources Program Supervisor

Cheyenne WY

Closing: 4/26/2019 11:59 PM Mountain



This is a supervisory position in the New Source Review Program, which supervises a team of permit writers, reviews technical analyses for industrial facilities, and assists in the direction of operational, personnel, and planning functions for the program. Work is performed under minimal supervision.

Human Resource Contact: Cindy Hayden - 307-777-7939


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

Supervises workers who manage activities, programs, and projects.

Assists in personnel actions; prioritize and assign work, coach and develop staff.

Assists with preparation of agency strategic plan and budget.

Assists in hiring and responsible for training junior staff.

Assists in the development of rules that affect the program.

Reviews technical documents for compliance with requirements of the State, EPA, NPS/USFS, and other agencies.

Develops and maintains records.

Fills in for the program manager during absence.

Ensures that work activities meet project technical and policy requirements, state regulations and statutes as well as federal regulations.

Responsible for negotiating and securing agreement with industry groups, applicants, and federal agencies.

Responds to comments from stakeholders and industry in contentious situations.

Coordinates with other programs, agencies, or outside entities.

Participates in environmental studies and public meetings.

Provides responses to appeals, lawsuits, or other public record requests.

Serves as an expert witness.

Trains, develops, and mentors staff.

Develops and implements operating procedures for engineers and scientists.

Represents the Division in meeting with various State, Federal, and public entities.

Confers with staff of agencies in other states or other levels of government with regard to joint actions taken or to be taken, or in exchange of vital or useful information.

Resolves and recommends resolutions of applicant and contractor disputes and claims.

Confers with program manager and colleagues, presenting and resolving difficult problems or questions, discussing plans and actions to be taken.




Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry, or other closely related field of environmental or natural science.



Knowledge of environmental concepts, state and federal statutes and rules, particularly as it relates to air quality.

Knowledge of state regulated industries as well as the associated air emission units, processes, controls, and release point facility model.

Skill, knowledge and ability in planning, organizing, and managing complex environmental regulatory challenges and problem solving by applying reasoned engineering/scientific judgment.

Skill in managing sensitive situations with competing interests in a political environment.

Knowledge of an ability to read, research, interpret and apply Federal and State environmental rules and regulations as well as State policies and procedures.

Skill in building and managing teams comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds and affiliations, balancing disparate goals/priorities, and dealing with difficult people.

Ability to effectively manage the work of technical staff and contractors in a team approach so that deadlines are met while maintaining quality to meet agency goals.

Ability to critically assess, in detail, written documents and technical work products, including scientific studies and modeling results.

Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with various deadlines and objectives, as well as be flexible and open-minded.

Strong written, spoken, and electronic communication skills with particular proficiency in explaining complex technical and/or regulatory issues and concerns to a varied audience.




Bachelor's Degree (typically in The Sciences)



1-3 years of progressive work (typically in The Science) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Principal


Education & Experience Substitution:

4-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in The Sciences) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Natural Resources Principal


Must have a valid driver's license.




Posted April 11, 2019

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