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Director, Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Environmental Protection Agency


  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    10/04/2021 to 11/19/2021

  • Service

    Senior Executive

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Salary

    $172,501 to $199,300 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule




1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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    This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in Region 3, Chesapeake Bay Program Office. For more information on this office, visit their website:


    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

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    The Director for the Chesapeake Bay Program Office is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Chesapeake Bay Program, a unique, regional partnership derived from Section 117 of the Clean Water Act to direct the protection and restoration of the Bay. Formed in 1983, the Bay Program coordinates efforts among 6 states (MD, PA, VA, WV, DE, NY), the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tristate legislative body; and EPA. 

    Specific duties of the Director include: 

    • Planning the development and execution of new or modified rules, regulations, policies, and practices pertaining to Office 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.
    • Receiving input from planning and resources management staffs and determining the allocation and utilization of resources, including financial and manpower, required to accomplish the program within the parameters established by legislation and Agency policy.
    • Accomplishing or directing the actions involved in redirecting work, establishing priorities, and changing program emphasis.
    • Explaining policies to subordinate supervisors and managers and ensuring they are carried out.
    • Accomplishing or directing the actions involved in coordinating the program with internal and external organizations; determining or recommending actions to be taken; maintaining effective relations with interested groups.
    • Establishing or directing the establishment of controls to monitor and evaluate the work of the Office’s program.
    • Evaluating 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.
    • Directing 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 statutes at all government levels; and by coordinating activities with state and local governments to maximize the effectiveness of Regional pollution abatement activities.
    • Supervising a large Office of employees organized into units headed by subordinate managers and supervisors. 
    • Developing and implementing the Office’s administrative and program budgets.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616296800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.