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Salary: $69,659.20 - $84,676.80 Annually
Location: Placerville, CA
Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, and Extra Help
Department: Environmental Management
Job Number: 1903-4616
Closing: 04/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


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The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Hazardous Materials/Recycling Specialist in the Environmental Management Department, Hazardous Materials Division.  This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future vacancies for up to three (3) months.
We currently have the following vacancy:
  • One (1) full time vacancy located in Placerville, CA

A training and experience evaluation will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies.  Based upon the information in the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. 

Under direction, performs professional office and field work involved with the County's solid waste reduction, recycling, household hazardous waste, and Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA); assists with response and performs site analysis of hazardous materials incidents; verifies compliance with requirements, and maintains records of hazardous material usage, storage, and disposal throughout the County; and performs related duties as assigned.
Receives direction from an Environmental Health Specialist Supervisor. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.
This is the fully qualified journey-level classification. Incumbents are responsible for implementing sections of the County's Hazardous Materials Ordinance, applicable hazardous materials state and federal statutes, and the County's Solid Waste Management Plan. Incumbents perform field inspections and  office assignments requiring the use of independence judgment and initiative within established guidelines. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
This position is distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist Supervisor in that the latter is the first line supervisory-level that is responsible for the oversight of staff and Environmental Management programs as assigned.

Examples of Essential Functions

  • Prepares comprehensive reports related to inspections, investigations, and studies completed in assigned program areas.
  • Participates in environmental review processes of assigned projects; identifies and evaluates concerns regarding discretionary entitlement applications of a complex nature; processes environmental assessment questionnaires and environmental impact reports; provides information regarding public health and sanitation issues involved in projects to proponents, the public, and public hearing bodies.
  • Provides general information regarding department policies, procedures, and regulations; receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance, concerns, and complaints from the public regarding department activities and programs.
  • Reviews submittals via the California Electronic Reporting System database for hazardous material business plans, hazardous waste which must be submitted by all businesses handling, manufacturing or storing hazardous wastes.
  • Inspects facilities with underground storage tanks (USTs) and those that store hazardous materials/hazardous waste to ensure compliance with state guidelines.
  • Issues permits for the installation, modification, or closure of USTs; identifies areas where unauthorized releases have occurred, documents condition, of site and completes reports.
  • Inspects facilities with aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that store petroleum to ensure that they meet state and federal requirements for spill prevention.
  • Assists in emergency response if there is a hazardous material incident; contacts manufacturers for latest recommendations to contain the spill, decontaminate the site, and the effects of possible exposure.
  • Performs site analysis at incident sites; determines size and nature of problem; uses sampling and monitoring equipment to measure the presence of constituents of concern, site conditions, and other relevant conditions.
  • Uses HAZCAT kit or other available methods to determine chemical nature of substances and potential hazardous.
  • Monitors work of clean-up crews at an incident site, including those sites where no responsible party can be identified; coordinates clean up with state health services or other applicable agency.
  • Performs studies relating to waste management; samples soil and wells near landfill sites for metals and for biological contamination; develops alternative for new landfill sites, and procedures for closing and reclaiming existing landfill.
  • Participates with professional associations and coordinates the County's hazardous materials plan with neighboring counties, regional bodies, and state and federal agencies.
  • Plans, develops, and implements recycling projects; coordinates private and public sector recycling projects.
  • Conducts waste stream analyses and audits.
  • Assists in planning, program development, and implementation of public education and awareness programs for residents, schools, government, consumers, businesses, and industry that specialize in source reduction, recycling, and proper disposal and/or resource recovery of hazardous and non- hazardous waste through a wide variety of media efforts including video, television, and radio.
  • May responds to food facility or sewage after hours under direction of the Environmental Health Specialist.
  • Makes on-site visits to verify compliance with requirements for Permanent Household/Small  Business Hazardous Waste and Used Oil Collection Facilities.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Knowledge of:

  • Properties of hazardous materials and safety practices for their handling and disposal.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures pertaining to hazardous materials and solid waste management.
  • Law enforcement and emergency service networks and their response areas within El Dorado County.
  • Principles and practices of physical, biological, and social sciences as they relate to public health and environmental quality control.
  • Principles and practices of hazardous materials incident response.
  • Principles and practices of solid waste management.
  • Principles and practices of scientific research and statistical methodology.
  • Investigative techniques and principles of evidence.
  • Proper use and operation of field testing equipment and materials used in environmental health inspections.
  • Operation, policies, and procedures of the Environmental Management Department.
  • Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction to ensure teamwork is conducted smoothly.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.

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