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Opening Date: 07/09/18
Closing Date: 07/23/18

Salary Informaton

Hazardous Materials Specialist I Salary: $27.11 - $33.10 hourly plus $230.24 biweekly unit cash allowance
Hazardous Materials Specialist II Salary: $31.33 - $38.25 hourly plus $230.24 biweekly unit cash allowance

The Position

We are accepting applications to fill (1) one full-time Hazardous Materials Specialist position in Santa Barbara for the Hazardous Materials CUPA unit.

NOTE: We are also accepting applications to establish an employment list for future Full-Time, Part-time, Extra Help and 1414* vacancies for Hazardous Materialist Specialist in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

*1414 vacancies may occur as a result of a leave of absence (Civil Service Rule 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on leave. A person who is appointed to a position under Civil Service Rule 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.

Please select which location(s) you would like to be considered for currently and for future vacancies. If you qualify for this position and pass the required selection steps, then your name will be sent to the hiring manager(s) of the vacancy location(s) where you have expressed that you are willing to work.

NOTE: Candidates may be appointed at the Hazardous Materials Specialist I or II level, depending on the candidate's qualifications and the needs of the department.

Hazardous Materials Specialist I: Under general supervision, Hazardous Materials Specialists conduct inspections and investigations in the enforcement of hazardous materials regulations; and performs related duties as required.

Hazardous Materialist Specialist II: Incumbents are responsible for more technical enforcement, site remediation, consultation with industry and provide regulatory enforcement within a district.

The Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) regulates businesses that handle hazardous materials, generate or treat hazardous waste or operate aboveground or underground storage tanks. The primary goal of the CUPA Program is to protect public health and the environment by promoting compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The CUPA program oversees and regulates businesses and other entities that use or store hazardous materials or generate hazardous wastes. These businesses include obvious types such as automotive repair and metal plating shops as well as less obvious: dentists, wineries, and refineries. There are about 2200 regulated facilities in Santa Barbara County. Click here to find out more about the services provided by the Hazardous Materials program.


  • Have experience working in a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) program.
  • Have experience conducting inspections.
  • Have the ability to work well with the public and other agencies.
  • Have the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Have strong communication skills.

  pdf For Complete Information, Download Santa Barbara County, CA Haz Mat Spec I-II Job Flyer (281 KB)