The South Coast Air Quality Management District is looking for a talented individual for the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer (ADEO) position in its Technology Advancement Office (TAO).
The TAO division is comprised of Technology Implementation, which handles all of the mobile source incentive programs for the agency; as well as Technology Demonstration, which coordinates RD3 projects. These projects have become much more complex with the development of near-zero and zero emission technologies, and the resulting commercialization and incentives offered to initiate fleet turnover. This ADEO position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing strategic and day-to-day operations and activities of South Coast AQMD's TAO division. Through subordinate senior managers, the ADEO leads a group of about 60 staff, and oversees incentive and research programs totaling over $200 million annually. The ADEO is responsible for research, development, demonstration and early deployment (RD3) of advanced technologies as well as implementation of incentive funding programs for mobile sources and programs focused within disadvantaged communities.
Agency: South Coast AQMD
Position: Assistant Deputy Executive Officer/TAO
Salary: $179,191.00 Annually
Location: Diamond Bar, California (telework options available)
In addition to the $179,191.00 annual salary, the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer position comes with a valuable, comprehensive benefits package, including:
Four 10-hour days, Tuesday through Friday
Up to 3 days per week working from home, depending on job duties
Insurance Program Cafeteria Plan (medical, dental, and vision)
$24,730.08per year in health insurance benefitsallowance ($2060.84/month)
Plus, South Coast AQMD pays an additional fixed monthly amount directly to the insurance companies on your behalf to further buy down the cost of premiums
Cash back to you for any amount not spent on insurance
Retirement Programs with San Bernardino County Employee Retirement Association (SBCERA)
Defined Benefit Plan
Lifetime retirement benefit based on a formula, and not how much you have contributed to the plan
Formula is based on years of service, age, and earnable compensation
Example formula: 2.5% of earnable compensation at age 67 multiplied by years of service = pension amount
457 Deferred Compensation Program
South Coast AQMD funds 3X the amount of the employee's contribution, up to $12,750 (2012 IRS Standard limit)
Up to $245,000 Universal Life Insurance, plus
$50,000 Term Life Insurance (optional additional coverage paid by employee), plus
$5,000 Term Life Insurance (optional additional life insurance, paid by employee, at 1X, 2X or 3X employee's salary)
Wellness Reimbursement Program
Reimbursement of $300 per calendar year towards the cost of wellness initiatives.
Professional Licenses & Memberships
Up to $478 for attorney bar dues and up to $300 per year for other professional membership fees.
A description of benefits associated with this position can be found in the Job Descriptions link on our "Careers" page, under the heading for “Designated Deputy Employees.”
MINIMUM AND DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The most desirable candidates will present a highly competitive combination of management experience, related scientific experience and/or other relevant education and training, along with directly related air quality or other environmental experience. The related air quality experience will be a minimum of three years directing or managing RD3 projects and/or incentive programs involving the direction of a large number of professional and technical staff and regulating a large and diverse universe of sources by demonstrating the following:
High-level expertise in a program within TAO or a similar program in another agency, including coordination of grant applications and agreements
Significant in-depth experience implementing federal, state, and local air quality laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances, or similar related, transferable experience
Experience effectively managing a large, diverse staff to accomplish agency goals and mission
Skill and ability to deal effectively with the public, elected officials, other governmental agencies, and regulated sources on highly contentious matters
Experience writing and implementing grants for RD3 projects and/or community-based incentive programs
Possession of analytical skills and familiarity with South Coast AQMD operations related to TAO
Significant experience with contracts, program budgets, and preparing for and undergoing audits by the state or federal governments
Excellent communication skills in both written and oral form, and ability to make presentations to the public, elected officials, and agency boards
EXPERIENCE: Training and experience in the field of air quality that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities to plan, organize and direct the development of policies, programs or regulations of the TAO; knowledge of administrative techniques and practices necessary for the solution of strategic and daily operational problems in personnel, work flow, efficiency, automation, and organization; knowledge of effective management principles and their application; knowledge of budget design, development and control.
Ability to develop and accomplish, through management or supervisory staff, established goals and objectives; establish effective working relations with South Coast AQMD staff, public and private sector representatives and community groups; communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Evidence of the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated, in part, by graduation from an accredited college or university preferably with a major emphasis in an academic discipline related to the area of assignment and five years of progressively responsible management experience which would demonstrate the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities of the area of assignment OR three years of experience in one of the South Coast AQMD's manager classes which demonstrates the knowledge and abilities to manage the area of assignment.
SUBSTITUTION: A master's degree in an academic discipline related to the area of assignment may substitute for one year of the managerial, administrative or direct supervisory experience.
LICENSE: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License may be required.
South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) is one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated environmental regulatory agencies in the Nation. We serve a four-county region that includes large areas of Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Coachella Valley, which is home to more than 17 million people. South Coast AQMD's headquarters is located in Diamond Bar, 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, at the junction of the 57 and 60 freeways. With a highly diverse "Clean Air Team" of over 800 employees, an annual budget of $189.2 million, and a state-of-the art air quality laboratory, our mission is to ensure clean air and a healthy environment. South Coast AQMD is an organization you can be proud to work for -- we make a difference in the quality of life in Southern California!