This Position is Designated as Policy Making Exempt
Salary Grade: GN20
Recruitment Range: $105,000 – $135,000
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the preservation and protection of the North Carolina’s outstanding natural resources and is responsible for administering regulatory and special programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, land resources and the public’s health. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local government, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs at DEQ facilities and through the state’s school system.
NCDEQ has been tasked to plan, coordinate, and execute infrastructure, energy and resiliency challenges and opportunities facing the state of North Carolina. This Project Management Officer (PMO) will be responsible for leading a select team of subject matter experts focused on the development, coordination, and execution of a comprehensive set of plans and resources designed to achieve the objectives identified in 2021 North Carolina legislation and the associated budget. This position will:
- direct the workflow in the planning and implementation of programs designated in the state statute/budget that are primarily focused on executing the programs associated with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, resiliency programming, and other large scale funding programs.
- serve as the Department’s subject matter expert on associated program activities, to include program design and development, implementation, monitoring and compliance, and close-out requirements. Manage and lead an organizational structure, fostering a positive work culture in a fast-paced and changing environment.
- lead and coordinate programming efforts from inception through implementation of targeted programs across multiple sectors, with particular focus on infrastructure and resiliency. Coordinate program execution with internal stakeholders including the regulatory divisions, general counsel, human resources, finance, purchasing and contracting, internal audit, and communications. Develop vital relationships with external stakeholders to include local government, business and environmental stakeholders, and other state agencies.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Thorough knowledge and experience in the practices and procedures for leading, managing, planning, and execution of multifaceted environmental infrastructure, energy, and resilience programs.
- Thorough knowledge and experience in resource management.
- Thorough knowledge of the environmental services offered by state and local agencies.
- Demonstrated experience in the interpretation and application of federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines that apply to environmental management operations and activities.
- Demonstrated experience in providing supervision and leadership in directing and organizing the activities of professional employees.
- Masters Public Administration
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and eight years of progressive experience in environmental work including three years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information
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application. This applies to those employees that are subject to Articles 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 of G.S. 126. This does not include employees of the legislative and judicial branches, the public school and community college systems, or other employees that are exempt from these Articles of the Human Resources Act.
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The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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