Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department

Requisition ID: 1800726

Salary Information:
Environmental Inspector I - $71,136.00 - $86,403.20
Environmental Inspector II - $78,457.60 - $95,368.00

Application Deadline:  May 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM

About the Department

The Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department's mission is to facilitate thepreservation and building of a safe, attractive, vibrant and sustainable San José throughpartnership with and exceptional service to our diverse communities and customers.

The department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, andproviding an excellent environment in which to work. We strive to constantly demonstrate theCity values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, andseek employees who do the same.

Position and Duties

The Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Code Enforcement Division, is hiring an Environmental Inspector I/II in its Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Program. This environmental professional is one of four members of San José's CalRecycle, State Certified Local EnforcementAgency. This position will be responsible for facility inspections of Solid Waste Permitted facilities toassure compliance with State Public Resource Codes and California Code of Regulations Titles 14 &27, complaint investigations, enforcement activities, random gas monitoring at closed landfills, andreview and approval of Solid Waste Facility Permits and technical documents.

The incumbent will be expected to maintain positive and open communication with facility operators,other City, County, State Agencies and to attend required training(s).

Typical duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Inspects open landfill, materials recovery facilities, closed landfill sites, composting operations,construction & demolition debris recycling facilities for compliance with Federal, State and LocalRegulations.
  • Intake, review, determine if technical documents/applications are complete and correct per StateRegulations.
  • Consult with LEA supervisor and CalRecycle to determine appropriate enforcement actions to takeagainst facility owner/operator per investigations.
  • Prepare and present enforcement case violations to the City of San José and LEA hearing officer forfurther actions.
  • Provide education on program policies and regulations at community meetings (SWEP, CEQA, etc.),technical conferences, Division Code Enforcement Academy, etc. as needed/requested bymanagement.
  • Participate in developing and implementing policies, procedures and technical protocol specific to theLEA program.
  • May be responsible for the application, completion and/or monitoring of the annual EA grant toCalRecycle.-Must learn and become proficient in the CalRecycle Solid Waste Information System (SWIS)processes/procedures and Decade Envision Connect procedures.
  • Respond to and investigate odor complaints relating to compost facilities within the designated areasimmediately or within the same day the complaint was received.
  • May be assigned to responsibilities associated with annual updates to the Environmental EnforcementPlan (EPP). Provide ongoing monitoring to ensure all approved changes are updated immediately,formatted per CalRecycle recommendations and sent to CalRecycle for EPP update.
  • Required to participate in the Annual Medical Monitoring Program to assure proper health and fitnessare monitored and maintained to do the job.
  • Maintain daily activity log, daily record keeping updates of pertinent facility documents to maintain acomplete facility history.
  • Work with LEA supervisor and CalRecycle to enforce regulations/conditions specific to SWFP andassociated technical documents.
  • Draft and issue solid waste facility permits for new sites and revise permits at existing facilities whenthere are changes as well as perform five years of all permitted facilities.
  • Prepares enforcement cases for the City and district attorneys, including preparing analytical datareports and interpreting analyzing, data laws, rules and regulations.
  • Responds to emergency spills, overseas cleanup, ensures clean up compliance.

A Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) is highly desirable.

To Learn More and Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity with the City of San José and apply, please visit the City of San Jose’s employment page at and select Open-Competitive Recruitments.

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