The Port of Long Beach, one of the world's busiest seaports, is an international gateway for the reliable, efficient and sustainable movement of goods and is a leader in environmental stewardship. Credited with moving $194 billion in trade, the Port serves as a critical hub for international commerce and is a major transportation center. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments, with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan. Port-related international trade has wide-ranging economic impact, supporting millions of jobs that benefit the region and entire country.
To learn more about the Port of Long Beach, visit our website: www.polb.com
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DIVISION The Environmental Planning Division is responsible for creating and managing programs related to environmental compliance and enhancement. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, it is dedicated to reducing harmful air emissions from port-related operations, improving water quality in the harbor, protecting marine wildlife and implementing environmentally sustainable practices throughout the Port. It is divided into five sections: Air Quality, Water Quality, Remediation, Sustainability, and CEQA/NEPA.
Under general supervision, and reporting to the Assistant Director of Environmental Planning, the Manager of Air Quality Practices is responsible for managing work on complex tasks related to air and environmental justice policy development, long-term air quality and community impact mitigation planning, monitoring and implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan and zero emission initiatives, obtaining and overseeing the implementation of grants, and ensuring compliance with the Clean Air Act and/or applicable federal, state and local environmental regulations at Port and tenant facilities.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The preferred candidate for this position should be a demonstrated leader who has successful experience managing projects and budgets. The successful candidate is expected to have an effective management style by being a strategic thinker and implementer. S/he must be able to summarize complex technical issues verbally and in writing to a non-technical audience. S/he must understand the Clean Air Act and other regulations related to environmental compliance as well as having knowledge of theory, principles, standards, practices and information sources for natural resources and environmental science.
S/he must be an individual with exceptional verbal and written communication skills who can work effectively with City attorneys, customers, tenants, consultants, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, environmental groups, outside vendors, and staff from other City Departments. S/he must be confident in corresponding with internal and external Port customers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Manages development and implementation of Port environmental policies and programs related to air quality, health risk to the local community, greenhouse gases, and environmental justice.
Oversees the preparation of applications to grant funding agencies and administration of grant funds for port-related air emission reduction projects.
Manages staff in performing daily responsibilities; interviews and recommends employees for hire; trains, coaches and mentors staff; evaluates employee performance, prepares annual performance reviews and provides coaching for performance improvement; takes appropriate disciplinary action.
Oversees and administers the implementation of the Port's air quality and health risk reduction programs, consistent with the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), and collaborates with Port of Los Angeles counterparts.
Oversees and administers implementation of the Community Grant Program.
Provides management level oversight of air quality measurement programs, including the Annual Emissions Inventory and Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program.
Oversees coordination with regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Makes presentations to the Board on air quality, greenhouse gas, and environmental justice policy, program or project updates and recommended actions.
Develops mitigation measures to avoid or minimize impacts to air quality, greenhouse gases and community health risk.
Represents the Port and performs manager level coordination and negotiation with local, state and federal environmental agencies, environmental organizations and other stakeholders.
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE Requirements for the position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Public Health Policy, or a closely related field is required.
Master's Degree in above disciplines is desirable.
A minimum of 5 years of recent, progressively responsible professional – level work experience in the environmental field with a strong understanding of air quality compliance is required.
Two years of experience must be in a team leadership position and previous supervisory experience is preferred.
Prior Port, City, public agency or coastal environmental experience is desirable.
Experience working for or with regulatory agencies, environmental organizations, or industry is helpful.
A history of creating effective working relationships across functional lines is expected.
PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES The professional attributes that best describe the Manager - Air Quality Practices include the following:
Collegial and proactive
Excellent time management and strategic planning skills
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
Ability to adapt to rapid situational and organizational changes
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize competing missions and activities
Exercises sound, expert and professional judgment and seasoned political acumen
Must be capable of working independently without extensive direction or oversight
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The Port of Long Beach has established a salary range of $135,000 - $145,000 annually.
An attractive package of executive level benefits is also included with the opportunity of working in one of the most diverse and dynamic areas of the United States. The Port's generous benefits package includes:
• Deferred Compensation: several plans available
• Retirement: CalPERS 2% @ 62, coordinated with social security (with a 6.5% payroll contribution)
• Group Health Insurance: medical (an HMO and a PPO) and dental options (two plans to choose from) available for employee and dependents
• Life Insurance: City-paid life insurance policy of $20,000 plus executive insurance benefit equal to three times annual salary up to a maximum of $500,000
• Disability Insurance: City-paid short and long term disability insurance
• Vacation: 12 days after one year of service; maximum of 20 days after 19.5 years of service
• Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
• Executive Leave: 40 hours per year
• Holidays: 9 designated holidays per calendar year, plus 4 personal holidays
• Bereavement Leave: 3 days for death or critical illness of immediate family member plus 3 days of accrued sick leave
• Annual Physical: provided by the City
APPLICATION & RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE The final filing date for this recruitment isWednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 4:30 PM. The Port reserves the right to extend the closing date without notice in order to accept additional applications.
To be considered for this opportunity, please apply with a cover letter and a resume (as PDF attachments) reflecting scope of current/most recent organization and responsibilities. Incomplete application packets or those that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
Application packets will be evaluated to determine the most qualified applicants. Those individuals determined to be best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, with an appointment anticipated shortly thereafter.
This information is available in an alternative format by request to the Human Resources Division at (562) 283-7500. If you require an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application/selection process, please submit your request in writing with your application packet or call the number above.
The Port of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach, one of the world's busiest seaports, is an international gateway for the reliable, efficient and sustainable movement of goods and a leader in environmental stewardship. Credited with moving $194 billion in trade, the Port serves as a critical hub for international commerce and is a major transportation center. East Asian trade accounts for more than 90 percent of Long Beach shipments, with the top trading partners being China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Taiwan. Port-related international trade has wide-ranging economic impact, supporting millions of jobs that benefit the region and entire country.
To learn more about the Port of Long Beach, visit our website: www.polb.com
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