Division Manager, Air Quality Bylaw & Regulation Development

Metro Vancouver

Division Manager, Air Quality Bylaw & Regulation Development

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than April 15, 2021)
Department: Planning and Environment
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Our Planning and Environment Department is seeking a Division Manager, Air Quality Bylaw & Regulation Development who will lead a team of eight staff in developing new air quality bylaws and regulations and monitoring industrial air and liquid waste discharges. 

You are: A collaborative, visionary leader with a strong understanding of air quality issues and the regulatory framework governing air quality management in Metro Vancouver, as well as a proven ability to meet deadlines in a financially responsible manner.  You have excellent written and oral communication skills that can influence diverse audiences with divergent perspectives.

The Division Manager, Air Quality Bylaw & Regulation Development reports to the Director, Air Quality & Climate Change and falls within our Management / Leadership, Level 4B job family.

This role:
  • Leads the Bylaw and Regulation Development function within Air Quality & Climate Change and establishes annual and long term strategies based on the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Accountable for the function’s budget preparation, reporting and resource allocations.  Monitors and controls spending ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds.  Identifies consulting needs and prioritizes the consulting budget accordingly. 
  • Leads the development and implementation of new air quality bylaws and regulations.  Prioritizes the development of individual regulations in response to regional goals, air quality conditions and scientific findings.  Identifies and considers policy and legal implications and assesses the technical and practical feasibility and effectiveness of proposed regulations. 
  • Works collaboratively with the Director in addressing challenges or perceived challenges brought forward by senior managers, the board, other departments and external stakeholder groups that may be impacted by the regulatory changes. 
  • Performs a lead role in representing Metro Vancouver on stakeholder and public consultation processes on new regulatory initiatives.  With direction and support of the Director, engages industry groups and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of new regulations and bylaws.  Coordinates the input from key staff and stakeholders and produces documents to prompt discussion and move forward regulatory initiatives. 
  • Leads the provision of environmental sampling services specializing in industrial air emissions and liquid waste discharges.  Defines priorities in accordance and in support of the environmental regulation and enforcement function and implements initiatives to further departmental objectives.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership to project teams involved in bylaw and regulation development.  Anticipates and navigates challenges and guides staff in resolving technical, operational or relational issues encountered while doing their work.
  • Supervises, directs and motivates staff monitoring performance towards division, department and corporate objectives; ensures staff adhere to corporate workplace policies.  Leads, coaches, mentors and develops staff recognizing the importance of leadership, supervisory and technical training; develops and sustains a flexible workforce encouraging staff to pursue opportunities that complement their skills and experience; monitors work assignments ensuring they are adequately staffed and funded.  
  • Liaises with and manages relationships with external agencies and stakeholder groups including representatives from the provincial and federal governments, health authorities, industry and business associations and staff from neighbouring local jurisdictions.  Manages cross-functional internal relationships and may represent the organization to the public and the media on matters related to new bylaws and regulations. 
  • Performs strategic planning related to identifying and prioritizing industrial, business and other sectors or emission source categories for bylaw and regulation development.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • 7 years of recent, related experience supplemented by a university degree in engineering, planning or environmental sciences; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a Professional Planner with PIBC or a Professional Engineer with EGBC or an applicable environmental professional designation.
  • Considerable knowledge of the relevant legislation, bylaws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to air quality management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic environmental policy as it relates to air quality and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.  Skill in dealing openly, tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including contact with the public, member municipalities, elected officials, government agencies, regulated industry and businesses, and contractors. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including well developed report writing and public presentation skills; ability to synthesize and communicate complex information and implications to diverse audiences including those disinclined to accept or support government regulation.  Demonstrated ability to write, revise and review bylaws and regulations. 
  • Proven ability to use judgment to resolve challenges in a complex political environment; flexible and able to develop and revise strategies that balance the interests of affected parties without losing sight of the public health and environmental goals driving the air quality service. 
  • Demonstrated ability to address changing circumstances and manage a complex portfolio of work while establishing and achieving ambitious and challenging goals; demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles and considers the long term implications of decisions beyond the work at hand.
  • Upholds Metro Vancouver’s reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other organizations and members of the public.  Understands the corporate and departmental structure and key partnerships within and external to the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness.  Ability to mentor and foster the development of direct reports.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by December 10, 2019.

Organization: Metro Vancouver

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering,Environmental Services,Climate Action/Climate Change
Posted: November 26, 2019, 10:28 am
Expires: December 10, 2019, 4:30 pm

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