[ES_JOBS_NET] Oklahoma - Exec. Director in Air Quality
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Wed May 24 08:12:52 MDT 2017
Central States Air Resource Agencies Association
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job Opening for Executive Director
OPENING DATE: May 9, 2017
CLOSING DATE: June 9, 2017
WORK HOURS: Full time.
BENEFITS: Paid holidays (currently based on the State of Oklahoma holiday
schedule), sick and annual leave, paid health, life, and dental insurance.
TRAVEL: Representing CenSARA at various regional and national meetings will
necessitate travel (average trips - 9-10/year).
LENGTH OF HIRE: Initial two-year contract with a six-month probationary
period. The contract includes renewable options after the initial two-year period.
REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES: Negotiable.
CenSARA was formed in 1995 as a non-profit organization through a
collaborative effort that included air quality program directors of the eight states
that comprise the central area of the United States (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas,
Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas). The organization is
governed by officers and a board of directors consisting of the air directors of the
states and one representative from the local agencies that receive federal funds
for their air quality programs in each of EPA Regions 6 and 7.
CenSARA’s mission includes promoting the exchange of air quality information,
knowledge, experience, and data among and between our participating
organizations and other interested parties. These actions are accomplished
within the scope of air quality statutes and regulations with a focus on
understanding and addressing common issues; promoting communication and
cooperation among federal, state, and local agencies; and, supporting the
membership with training and policy and technical projects.
CenSARA is a small organization (three employees) that leases space from the
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The Director is the primary
position for ensuring the organization’s mission and goals as set by the Board of
Directors are achieved.
The roles and responsibilities of the Director include:
• Leading and coordinating CenSARA’s activities as directed through the
Board’s Strategic Plan.
• Managing resources (ex: staff and budgets) in an efficient and
• Working with CenSARA staff and membership to identify and prioritize
technical and training needs and managing activities to successfully
• Ensuring grant requirements and conditions are met.
• Working with other regional and national organizations to share
information, data, and meet common goals.
• Representing the organization in different forums as approved by the
Board of Directors.
Professional and educational qualifications:
• Extensive knowledge and experience in air quality management, including,
but not limited to legal, regulatory, policy, and/or technical areas.
Knowledge and experience may be at the national, regional, state, and/or
local levels. There is no preference for private or public sector experience.
• Strong management skills and experience, including strategic and
budgetary planning and effectively managing staff.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and
passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
• A college degree with emphasis in physical or biological sciences,
business administration, management, legal studies, or relevant studies to
the work of the organization.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter, your resume and written responses to the attached
core qualifications and skills no later than June 9, 2017, COB.
Electronic submittals are encouraged and may be sent to Theresa Pella at
tpella at censara.org and DeAnna Scofield at dscofield at censara.org. If you
submit a hard copy, please send to: CenSARA, Att: D. Scofield, P.O. Box 617
Oklahoma City, OK 73101.
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