STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: POLICY AND OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR
Class Code: 6992-28 Date Established: 08-18-87
Occupational Code: 7-6-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To administer policy making and operational activities of the hazardous and solid waste programs for the Department of Environmental Services.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops agency procedures, consulting with field experts and preparing budgets to ensure effective and efficient transition to expanded and/or modified program.
· Prepares and presents educational materials to the public and private sector to ensure accuracy of information on policy and regulatory references regarding hazardous and solid waste management.
· Prepares fiscal notes and testifies on proposed waste management legislation.
· Oversees rulemaking process for waste management programs to ensure proper procedures are followed.
· Develops applications and budgets for federal grant funds to support hazardous waste research and activities.
· Monitors and evaluates agency policies to determine effectiveness in meeting specific goals and objectives.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees and approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Master's degree from a recognized college or university with major study in environmental science. Additional years of formal education may not be substituted for the work experience required by this class specification.
Experience: Six years' experience required in environmentally related work with at least two years of supervisory experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the manufacture, storage, movement and disposal of inorganic, organic and nuclear waste materials. Considerable knowledge of federal grant application policies and procedures. Considerable knowledge of inspection procedures. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to individuals and groups. Ability to develop budgets, manage public funds and negotiate contracts. Ability to provide technical training to professional employees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal and state and private business officials, other department employees, law enforcement personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02