Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Seeks Executive Director

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission, an interstate water resources management agency, seeks an Executive Director.
This position performs highly responsible administrative and professional work directing the agency to develop and effectuate plans, policies, and projects relating to the water resources of the Susquehanna River Basin.
The Executive Director is also responsible for coordinating water resource plans and programs of the SRBC’s member jurisdictions to avoid duplication of efforts. Subject to review by the SRBC Commissioners, the Executive Director works independently within the framework of the SRBC Compact, regulations, and policies. This position is located in the SRBC’s offices in Harrisburg, PA.
The position includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:
-- Promotes the SRBC’s mission, goals, and values in all aspects of his/her work.
-- Directs the activities of a 60-person technical and professional staff responsible for the development, coordination, and promotion of policies and standards for the conservation, utilization, development, management and control of the basin’s water resources.
-- Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with the SRBC Commissioners through conference calls, personal meetings, and quarterly business meetings.
-- Ensures good internal communication among SRBC staff.
-- Cultivates working relationships with state and federal legislators, governors’ offices and other officials of the SRBC member jurisdictions; community and business leaders; other river basin commissions and relevant professional organizations.
-- Gives speeches and presentations on behalf of the SRBC at various meetings and conferences.
Eligibility requirements for this position include:
-- A minimum of 15 years progressively responsible experience in the field of water resources management, including planning, law, geology, aquatic biology,  water quality or related field; and,
-- A minimum of 10 years as a senior executive in a public sector agency or a private organization with the primary mission of natural resources utilization and protection, directly involved with water resources.
-- Minimum of a master’s degree. Professional license or certification preferred.
-- Excellent management skills that demonstrate the ability to include staff in planning, decision making, and process improvement.
-- Extensive knowledge of current water resource management programs and issues.
-- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials of other agencies, professional associations, state and federal legislators, and the general public.
-- Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Send cover letter with salary expectations and resume emphasizing relevant experience, to employment@srbc.net by April 26, 2013. Attn: Human Resources Manager, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17102. SRBC is an equal opportunity employer.

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