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Internal Number: 51000
WATER RIGHTS BUREAU CHIEF
State of Montana, DNRC, Water Resources Division
Working to support and implement the Department’s mission to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The Bureau Chief provides overall vision, direction, and management to the Bureau and programs within the Bureau. The Bureau Chief develops approaches and solutions to the challenges faced by programs and works with stakeholders to cultivate support for Department initiatives. The Bureau Chief coordinates Bureau activities with those of other bureaus, divisions, and departments; participates in policy initiatives; and implements or directs projects of high priority to the Department. The Bureau Chief must consider a broad spectrum of factors when making decisions and recommendations, including technical concerns, public relations, legislative relations, public policy stances, effect on other organizations/agencies/divisions/bureaus, Departmental resources and mission, and economic impact.
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):
* The position requires a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology, environmental sciences, water resources, engineering, or related field, along with five years progressively responsible work experience.
* Work experience must include three years of progressively responsible supervisory, management, and leadership experience preferably in a natural resource management or an environmental regulatory field. A Master's degree is desirable.
* The incumbent must possess extensive knowledge of all water use, law, and management and understand complex project and personnel management practices. The incumbent must be able to work independently in this field and the department relies heavily on the incumbent’s professional judgement. Areas of expertise should include management of project development and planning, of technical operations, of personnel and budget management; project finance; public relations as well as water management, project management, construction management, economics, agriculture and other technical fields. Must be able to manage new and continually changing conditions and controversial situations and projects.
The DNRC Water Resources Division carries out its duties for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the people of Montana. Sound coordination of the development and utilization of the state’s waters allows the Division to protect existing uses and to promote adequate future supplies for domestic, industrial, agricultural, recreation, the conservation of water for wildlife, aquatic life and other beneficial uses.