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Position Announcment

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The Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC), a Division of the Illinois
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is seeking qualified candidates for
the position of Director.  The Center has a total annual budget of
approximately $4 million and a staff of 55 people.  The Center is an
affiliated agency of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(UI-UC), with the Center's main offices and laboratories located on UI-UC's
south campus.

The Waste Management and Research Center is a non-regulatory government
agency which provides technical assistance, sponsors research, and gathers
and disseminates information on toxics and waste management issues.  WMRC
emphasizes reducing waste at the source through pollution prevention,
responsibly managing those wastes that cannot be eliminated, and increasing
the efficiency and competitiveness of Illinois businesses.  The Center is
organized into the following program areas: pollution prevention, research
and laboratory services, information services, and data management.  The
Center is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, the Hazardous Materials
Lab (HML), built in 1990.  The HML was designed, constructed and equipped
to support an environmental analytical chemistry group capable of
responding to a wide array of waste and contamination problems.  It
contains various research, treatability, and pilot labs designed to
characterize industrial waste streams and to test technologies that
eliminate, reduce or treat those wastes.


The Director provides scientific and administrative leadership and
direction for the Center and represents the Center within DNR, statewide,
and nationally.  He/she reports through the DNR Director of the Office of
Scientific Research and Analysis to the Director of DNR who also serves as
Chairman of the Board of Natural Resources and Conservation (Board).  The
Board is established by state statute.  It includes five members appointed
by the Governor and 2 members who are the Presidents of the University of
Illinois and Southern Illinois University, or their designees.  The WMRC
Director is appointed by the Board and is responsible for the
implementation of the Board's policies and scientific programs.  The
Director represents WMRC to its many constituencies.

The Director is in charge of planning, implementing, and evaluating the
Center's research, technical assistance, and other service programs;
manages finances; helps identify and develops sources of external funding;
and recommends policies, programs, budget, personnel actions, and
organizational structure  to the Board.  The Director is responsible for
the recruitment, management, and development of scientific, technical, and
administrative staff within WMRC.  The Director works statewide and
nationally with all levels of government, industry, academic institutions,
and the general public to actively maintain, promote,  and enhance the
Center's excellence in research and in the provision of technical
assistance and public services.


The candidate must be committed to professional excellence, have an
established career in engineering or science, and demonstrate the highest
personal and ethical traits of leadership.  The candidate must possess an
earned advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in a pertinent discipline of
engineering or physical, chemical, biological, or environmental sciences.
Experience in managing a large and/or complex organization operating in a
technical environment is required.  In addition, the candidate should have
experience in industrial pollution prevention and/or waste management or a
related area and a demonstrated substantive and sustained record of
accomplishment.  The candidate must possess strong management,
interpersonal, and communication skills.  Knowledge of state and federal
environmental regulations and regulatory agencies related to waste
management and pollution prevention is desirable.  Management experience in
a multi-disciplinary research setting and/or in an organization offering
industrial technical assistance is desirable, as is the ability to promote
the Center's research, technical assistance, and information programs.
Experience interacting with a governing board or advisory groups is preferred.


To ensure full consideration for the position of Director of the Illinois
Waste Management and Research Center, send a letter of application and
resume including complete publications record and names of three references
by May 8, 1998 to the address below.  The search will continue until the
position is filled.  Interviews are expected to begin in June 1998 and the
anticipated starting date is on or before October 1, 1998.  Proof of US
citizenship or eligibility for US employment will be required prior to
employment.  Salary is determined by the Board and includes an attractive
benefits package.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and past

		Secretary to the Search Committee for the Director
		Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
		One E. Hazelwood Dr.
		Champaign, IL 61820
		Phone: 217/333-8724
		Fax: 217/333-8944

The State of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
and an American Disabilities Employer without regard to race, age,
religion, color, national origin, sex, or disabled conditions.
Lisa C. Merrifield (Morrison)			217/244-6061 (v)
Technical / Information Specialist			217/333-8944 (f)
IL Waste Management and Research Cnt. 	merrifld@wmrc.hazard.uiuc.edu
One East Hazelwood Dr.				Champaign, Illinois 61820