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The position of Director, Hazardous Site Cleanup Division (HSCD), is responsible for providing leadership and direction to a large, multifaceted environmental management and clean-up program for the Middle Atlantic States.  The HSCD Director is responsible for various aspects of the clean-up and revitalization programs including Superfund sites listed on the National Priorities List, sites for responsible party cleanup, federal facility cleanup, Brownfields, and emergency response.   

The Director serves as the senior policy advisor to the Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator on matters related to remedial and emergency clean-up actions throughout the Region.  The HSCD Director is the Senior Executive responsible for ensuring there is emergency response and clean-up capability for natural and man-made disasters in Region III.  This includes the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, which has the highest risk for terrorist attack of any city in the country.  In addition, there are a number of high profile sensitive military installations in Region III. 

The HSCD Director has three primary Headquarters program offices with which to coordinate: the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response; the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and the Office of Homeland Security.  HSCD is the largest organization in Region III with staff in Philadelphia, PA, Fort Meade, MD and Wheeling, WV.  It has 220 federal employees with an additional 100 contract employees.  The Director is responsible for a payroll budget of $3 million, capital assets of $5 million, annual contracts of $88 million, and programmatic management of on-going contracts, grants, and interagency agreements totaling $200 million.

Duties

1.  Program Planning:  Plans the development and execution of new or modified rules, regulations, policies, and practices pertaining to Division functions with EPA officials and other interested Federal and non-Federal government officials, as well as representatives of private industry, agricultural groups, environmental organizations and the general public.  Evaluates program plans and activities by considering all of the factors which may influence the program, e.g., other key officials within the Region and with other Federal and non-Federal government officials in developing plans and programs, both immediate and long-range to be formulated and carried out by the Region (and indirectly by the states and localities that comprise the Region) in order to achieve the legal, regulatory, and policy objectives of the Division's programs.

2.  Program Organization:  Receives input from planning and resources management staffs and determines the allocation and utilization of resources, including financial and manpower, required to accomplish the program within the parameters established by legislation and Agency policy.  Reviews organizational and functional assignments in terms of meeting program goals and objectives.  Integrates the various components of the program(s) into a viable overall program that balances program objectives with various program realities and constraints.  Collaborates with key Regional/Agency-level officials, administrative and technical staff in defining program priorities and requirements.  Recommends Regional/Agency polices in these areas and formulates the regional strategy to support requests for staffing and funding needed to implement the program.

3. Program Direction:  Accomplishes or directs the actions involved in redirecting wok, establishing priorities, and changing program emphasis.  Explains policies to subordinate supervisors and managers and ensures they are carried out.  Monitors the accomplishment of and reviews all projects and initiatives pertaining to the program.  makes decisions in the administration of the work within broad overall Regional policy and makes recommendations to the Regional Administrator in those cases that seriously affect established policies or require new policy decisions.

4. Program Coordination:  Accomplished or directs the actions involved in coordination the program with internal and external organizations, determining or recommending actions to be taken.  Maintains effective relations with interested groups.  Established liaison positions and meets with key officials of EPA, other Federal and non-Federal agencies (including representative of state and local governments), representatives of private industry, professional groups, environmental organizations and the general public to ascertain problems and advise and coordinate on all aspects of the Division's programs.  Coordinates with the Regional Administrator and appropriate assistant Administrator on specific problems which may arise, especially those of a precedent-setting or unusually controversial nature.

5. Program Control:  Establishes or directs the establishment of controls to monitor and evaluate the work of the Division's program.  Evaluates existing policies and procedures by reviewing reports, conducting field visits, performing or directing the performance of periodic and special studies; studying complaints from interested persons and groups; and studying evaluation reports prepared by other agencies and organizations.  Determines the existence of deployments and trends which appear to significantly influence division programs and recognizes the need for further study if necessary.  Based on analysis of trends and problem areas, directs and/or recommends she development of new or modified methods, policies, standards or procedures.

6. Program Operations:  Directs the day-to-day operation of the program, such as by providing technical and policy guidance to state, local and Regional offices to ensure proper interpretation and consistent application of Federal regulations and statues at all government levels; and by coordinating activities with state and local governments to maximize the effectiveness of Regional pollution abatement activities.

7. Program Management:  Supervises a large division of employees organized into units headed by subordinate managers and supervisors.  Plans for staff development including assessment of training needs, and performs supervisory duties involving the establishment and filling of positions, promotion and assignment of personnel, the provision of employee and labor relations services, the taking of disciplinary actions, and overall administration of human resources and equal employment opportunity programs within the Division.  Develops and implements the Division's administrative and program budgets.