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Puget Sound Clean Air Agency-Air Quality Programs Division Director, WA

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Agency) is a special-purpose, regional municipal corporation in existence since 1967.  Its mission is to “work together to clean the air we breathe and protect our climate through education, incentives and enforcement.” The Agency’s vision is for everyone, everywhere to breathe clean, healthy air all the time regardless of who they are, or where they live and to become the most climate-friendly region in the United States.  In addition to reducing air pollution overall, the Agency focuses on equity to ensure that nobody is more at risk because of where they live or their socio-economic status. 

The Agency’s jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, home to over 4 million people, over half of Washington State’s population.  The Agency works in partnership with federal, state and local agencies and an array of private and non-profit organizations to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality and reduce the region’s contribution to climate change.  This work is guided by the Agency’s commitment to following mandates in the federal Clean Air Act and the Washington Clean Air Act, adopting and enforcing air quality regulations, monitoring air pollution, sponsoring voluntary initiatives and educating people and businesses about clean-air and climate-friendly choices.

The Air Quality Programs Division Director is instrumental in meeting the on-going objectives of the Agency and leads the Agency’s efforts to reduce the single largest source of conventional and climate pollutants: transportation. The Director will serve as part of the executive team of the organization that works closely with federal, state and local jurisdictions in advancing the goals of the Agency.  The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • A demonstrated record of executive-level program management with knowledge of federal and state air quality issues and policies as well as strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A commitment to creative, problem-solving through teamwork and professionalism, outstanding supervisory and administrative skills and highly developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • A participatory leadership style and ability to initiate and provide strong visioning in assisting the Agency to identify, analyze and thoroughly deliberate and address policy questions which are critical to meeting the purpose and objectives of the organization.
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education in a relevant field of study and at least five years in a senior leadership role within a substantial and complex advocacy organization, government agency or for-profit corporation that involves leading a scientific staff and managing significant funds. 
  • Demonstrated experience in public health, policy or administration, physical sciences or engineering is preferred.

The starting salary range is $129,000 - $159,000 with an excellent benefits package.   Apply online to with resume, cover letter and contract information for three professional references by September 7, 2018 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL  60062 Tel: (847) 380-3240. 

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Posted:August 13,2018

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