Salary: $77,001.60 - $103,792.00 Annually
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Health Care Agency
Job Number: 5143SM-0118-042 (O)
Closing: 1/29/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist
This recruitment is open to the public. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM (PST). Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
The recruitment is being conducted to establish an Open eligible list and will be used to fill current and future Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist positions within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County.
The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation.
HEALTH CARE AGENCY
The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of five service areas – Administrative and Financial, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Regulatory & Medical Services, and Public Health - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION
The Environmental Health Division was designated as the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) for the County of Orange by the State Secretary for Environmental Protection on January 1, 1997. The CUPA is the local administrative agency that coordinates the regulation of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes in Orange County through the following six programs:
- Hazardous Materials Disclosure (HMD)
- Business Emergency Plan (BEP)
- Hazardous Waste (HW)
- Underground Storage Tank (UST)
- Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank (APST)
- California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP)
The Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist is responsible for Environmental Health programs within the Hazardous Materials Surveillance Section. The incumbent supervises and trains subordinate staff in the performance of technical and specialized work related to six (6) hazardous materials and waste programs located within the Unified Program under California Environmental Protection Agency's (CalEPA) certification as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
The ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience in Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) programs including hazardous waste, hazardous materials, above ground storage tanks, underground storage tanks, California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) as well as knowledge of medical waste and body art programs. The incumbent will also possess certifications in International Code Council (ICC) and Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA). Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist is desirable but not required.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in the following core competencies:
- Ensuring Health and Safety Code, Code of Regulations, ordinances, inspection mandates, and program goals are met
- Tracking environmental Federal and State laws and regulations that may impact program implementation
- Reporting, investigating, and deciphering lab results relating to Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) programs
- Developing new programs and completing challenging or detailed assignments such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
- Proficiently using a variety of computer software such as, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, and internal agency database
- Training, planning, coordinating, and initiating actions necessary to implement recommendations or decisions with public, staff, local, and state agencies as it relates to Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) programs
- Establishing and cultivating effective working relationships with staff, public, state, and local agencies
- Educating and training regulated business in Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) related programs
- Periodically accompanying staff in the field to ensure conformity to Division standards
- Assisting staff with developing policies, redistricting, and inspection problems
- Assuming a leadership role providing a supportive team environment and maintaining positive working relationships within their team
- Listening attentively and understanding what is being communicated by subordinate staff, public, and managerial staff
- Reviewing, evaluating, and summarizing data in writing in terms of trends or general indications of possible problem areas