Director of Environmental Services and Sustainability City of Denton, TX
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The City of Denton is a vibrant community and is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. With an estimated population of 141,541, Denton is strategically positioned within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the eastern and western segments of I-35 join 40 miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas.
The City of Denton was recently listed #2 among U.S. cities for economic and population growth. Denton was also at the top of the list for population change, low unemployment, and growth in business.
Denton has been known as a university town, home to two state universities, the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. With a combined enrollment of over 50,000 students, the universities bring in a variety of cultural, sports, and entertainment amenities to the Denton community. In downtown Denton and just south of Denton is a campus for North Central Texas College, the oldest continuously operating two-year college in Texas. Public education is also important in Denton, with Denton Independent School District serving more than 27,000 students and 17 cities in a 180 square-mile district.
Denton is known for its friendly, small-town feel paired with big-city amenities. Across Denton, there is a pulsating entertainment culture, featuring live performing arts venues, music and film festivals, museums, and historical sites. Additionally, Denton is home to 30 parks, featuring 300 acres of open space, 3 recreation centers, a water park and community swimming pools, and hike and bike trails throughout the city. Nearby lakes, hiking trails, and state parks also to contribute to exciting outdoor recreation opportunities.
The City of Denton operates under a Council-Manager form government and is governed by a mayor and six city council members. The Mayor and two council members are elected at-large, and four council members are elected from single districts. Terms are two years in length and each of the seven members of the council can serve up to a maximum of three consecutive terms.
The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of Council policies and priorities. The City Manager’s Office provides leadership and direction to all departments of the City, coordinates the official business of the City Council, submits and administers the annual budget and capital improvement programs, and acts as liaisons among the City Council, citizens, and the City organization.
Environmental Services and Sustainability oversees regulatory compliance for solid waste, water, and wastewater departments. This service includes Watershed Protection, Industrial Pretreatment, Municipal Laboratory, Gas Wells Inspections, and Solid Waste Compliance. Other responsibilities include the protection of environmentally sensitive areas, managing the mosquito surveillance program and managing and implementing the City’s sustainability plan and programs.
The Director of Environmental Services and Sustainability reports to the Executive Manager of Utilities and is responsible for ensuring the City of Denton complies with all Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements for environmental issues related to air quality, water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste, electric, tree preservation, and environmentally sensitive areas. The Department is also responsible for administering the City’s Sustainability Program, environmental grants, brownfields program, mosquito control program, air quality initiatives, and gas well inspections. The Director is responsible for managing activities in the Industrial Pretreatment Division, Water and Wastewater Laboratory, Storm Water Division, and Solid Waste Compliance.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Education and Experience
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Sustainability or other closely related field of study with strong business skills and training, and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible supervisory and management experience dealing with environmental regulations, municipal compliance, and similar issues; a Master’s degree is preferred. A combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses will be considered.
Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality, Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and/ or Certified Floodplain Manager is desired.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should be passionate about environmental sustainability efforts, and have extensive knowledge of regional, state and federal environmental regulations concerning water, wastewater, storm water, and air quality.
The ideal candidate must exhibit strong coordination and relationship-building skills in working with the entire organization and set a positive example of competence, professionalism, energy, and work ethic to the organization and community.
The ideal candidate will be a professional leader who inspires the staff to achieve excellence. Effective communication along with strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual to be successful. Advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative.
The City of Denton is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will be available for the successful out of area candidate.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:
PO Box 794
Hershey, PA 17033
The City of Denton is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
**Deadline to receive resumes is December 18, 2020**
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