COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Hazardous Materials Program Manager
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$57.96 - $70.55 Hourly $4,636.40 - $5,643.60 Biweekly $10,045.53 - $12,227.80 Monthly
$120,546.40 - $146,733.60 Annually
ISSUE DATE: 10/15/15
FINAL FILING DATE: 10/30/15. If the Final Filing Date states "Continuous", the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.
Under direction provides leadership and direction for hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs within the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency, either in the Hazardous Materials Compliance Division of the Agency’s Department of Environmental Health or in the Recycling and Waste Reduction Division of the Agency’s Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management.
This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org. Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.
Benefit and Retirement information may vary from bargaining unit to bargaining unit. Due to changes in State Law, current pension provisions described in the union contracts are not automatically applied.
Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than indicated in the union contracts.
Click here to access all Memoranda of Understanding and most recent Summary of Changes.
Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:
Provides leadership and direction for State certified programs such as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for hazardous materials/waste management, the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for Solid Waste, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, and the Local Oversight Program (LOP) to implement and maintain standards mandated by state law;
May provide leadership and direction for integrated solid waste programs, including programs such as recycling and composting in order to increase diversion of waste;
Administers, manages, directs, organizes and coordinates professional and technical multidisciplinary staff;
Serves as technical expert and staff consultant in the development of specialized hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs;
Conducts specialized hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management studies and program audits;
Oversees enforcement and compliance of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste laws, regulations, ordinances and codes and educates management of regulated facilities on the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials;
Oversees staff who conduct investigations and resolves citizen complaints on unauthorized releases of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste;
Meets, answers inquires and acts as a liaison with community groups, government agencies and private business; and participates in dispute resolution processes among parties;
Interprets laws, regulations and codes, and provides advice to government officials, citizen groups, business owners and others;
Plans and conducts in-service and public education training programs;
Maintains records and prepares extensive reports and correspondence, compiles data, evaluates procedures and establishes guidelines for program areas;
Appears in court as an expert witness to provide testimony in cases of criminal complaints and civil suits;
Participates in a variety of State and County-wide committees and addresses policy issues;
Prepares budgets and fee ordinances for programs;
Establishes quality control and quality accountability plans to analyze implementation of various program's regulations on an ongoing basis;
Serves on technical, multi-jurisdictional local committees and negotiation teams with the purpose of furthering and enhancing the local implementation of State and County programs;
Applies for, and obtains, state grant moneys and implements and administers approved programs/grants;
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Geology, or a related Science from an accredited college or university.
In addition, candidates must possess one of the two following criteria:
1. One (1) year of work experience as a Senior Hazardous Materials Specialist in Santa Clara County.
2. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible work experience conducting investigations and inspections of hazardous materials/waste, or in the enforcement of Federal, State and Local Government health/environmental regulations.
Some positions may require registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in the State of California.
Possession of a valid California driver's license upon appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County’s Driver Permit.
Federal, state, and local laws and regulations applicable to all aspects of hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management and environmental health;
Program development, evaluation, and management;
Techniques of organizing and motivating groups;
Personnel management techniques;
Principles of organizational development;
Fiscal management and budget preparation;
Principles of employee supervision, training, and development;
Community consultation methods and procedures;
Basic organic and inorganic chemistry, with a strong emphasis on chemical characteristics, and hazardous materials management and chemical effect on human health and the environment;
Grant application preparation and project implementation;
Principles of statistics as they relate to hazardous materials quality control and assurance.
Motivate, train, evaluate, counsel and manage staff;
Interpret federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to all aspects of hazardous materials/waste management and environmental health;
Analyze and review new legislation under development and make recommendations on behalf of the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency ;
Conduct hazardous materials/integrated solid waste management studies and audit programs in order to evaluate program effectiveness and comply with state performance standards;
Plan, organize, and direct staff involved in all aspects of the management of the hazardous materials/integrated solid waste programs;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, departments and the community;
Plan and maintain a balance between revenues received from fees and services provided;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Make public presentations before boards and commissions regarding hazardous materials/integrated solid waste issues/concerns;
Research grant opportunities and prepare grant applications and manage multiple grant programs.
VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received a discharge of other than dishonorable, from the armed forces showing service in any branch of the United States military will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination, as applicable by Memorandum of Understanding.
THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for.
Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun.
*New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW's, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property.
INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION: For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $117,020 for 2015): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $265,000 for 2015.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM MANAGER
SEE ATTACHED FOR REQUIRED Hazardous Materials Program Manager Supplemental Questionnaire