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Salary:  $78,187.20 - $117,291.20 Annually
Location:  Environmental Resources, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Ste C, CA
Job Type:  Full-time
Department:  Environmental Resources
Job Number:  935900
Closing:   01/9/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

About the Department and the Position

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy for the Department of Environmental Resources and to establish an eligibility list to fill future full- time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County. 
Oral examinations are tentatively scheduled for the week of 1/21/2019.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast.
The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices.
The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the features industries. The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer.
The Department of Environmental Resources (DER) and Parks & Recreation have a combined total of 11 service areas. The DER service areas include Administration, Environmental Health, Code Enforcement, Solid Waste, Hazardous Materials, Landfill,Groundwater Management, and Milk and Dairy. The Parks & Recreation service areas include Administration, County Centers/Community Parks, Woodward Reservoir and Modesto Reservoir. The two departments have a total of over 151  fulltime employees with a Fiscal Year 2018 - 2019 total combined budget of $42 million.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of the Environmental Resources Department, the Hazardous Materials Manager Performs complex work in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Hazardous Materials Programs. In addition, administrative responsibilities include assisting the Assistant Director in preparing, coordinating and monitoring the portion of the Department budget which relates to the unit for which responsibility is assigned. The incumbent will supervise the work of persons in the Hazardous Materials Unit. The Hazardous Materials Manager will be experienced in issues relating to various hazardous materials programs, hazardous materials response, a strong administrator and leader, and have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will be innovative and creative in planning, developing, and implementing programs and working collaboratively with other public and private entities.The successful incumbent will be expected to perform and complete a wide range of complex assignments and projects relating to public health and environmental issues.

Typical Tasks

  • Analyze and evaluate program operations and work in collaboration with other employees, professionals and the general public to eliminate duplication and design effective hazardous materials and environmental health system;
  • Provide technical and administrative policy guidance and direction to personnel;
  • Develop outcome measures for programs and personnel;
  • Develop partnerships and innovative integrated approaches to service delivery and
  • Participate in the development of the strategic plan, goals, objectives, policies; and procedures and to formulate specific plans for their implementation.

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Ability, Knowledge, Education/Experience)


  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with groups and organizations, employees and officials;
  • Work with County, State, Federal and local government officials in the establishment of coordinated and effective programs and services;
  • Delegate responsibility and authority effectively; and
  • Effectively handle all aspects of personnel related matters.

Knowledge of:

  • Hazardous Materials;
  • Environmental science and its application;
  • Federal, State and local laws governing hazardous materials management;
  • Principles of administration, supervision and personnel management;
  • Methods of effective public relations;
  • Principles, methods and techniques of effective employee development, training and motivation; and
  • Budget documents and division budget preparation and monitoring.


  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited  college or university in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Health, Environmental Resource Management, Microbiology, Business or Public Administration or a related field. (NoteIt is highly desirable that coursework meets the minimum standards and qualifications for registration as an Environmental Health Specialist under the applicable provisions of State law); AND
  • Four (4) years' private or public sector experience in an environmental health program, solid waste management, hazardous materials or milk and dairy, of which one (1) year must be at a supervisory level.

Proof of education may be required for verification purposes after the eligible list has been established as part of the selection interview process. Proof of education (transcripts and/or degree) may be attached at  the time of online application submissions if available.


Applicants must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's license and remain free from repeated preventable accidents.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications.  Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.


  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) issued by the California Department of Public Health; OR 
  • Possession of a valid California Specialized Training Institute, CSTI  Hazardous Materials Specialist Certificate: OR
  • Possession of a valid Hazwoper certification.

Application and Selection Procedures

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Unclassified Service of the County and considered "at will" for labor relations purposes. 

Incumbents are also subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments. The individual selected will participate in the Stanislaus County Pay-for-Performance program, as well as receive additional benefits.
The County of Stanislaus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to submit online application(s) for open position(s).
Stanislaus County is committed to establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the general public, co- workers, supervisors, and members  of  diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy related condition, marital status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), political affiliation or belief, or military or veteran status.
Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.
Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities and religious convictions. Applicants requiring testing accommodations are required to complete and submit the Testing Accommodation Request Form prior to the test administration date. Special arrangements for religious convictions should be included in the "Additional Information" section of the application form. (Download PDF reader) 
  • Pass County-paid pre-employment drug screening and job-related background investigation.
  • Perform job duties in a manner assuring a safe working environment for oneself and others.
  • Maintain confidential information according to the legal standards and/or County regulations as required. 
Application and/or examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud and/or error in application screening or in exam scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer within seven (7) days after the examination results are mailed.
The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at  under "Disability Management."

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Stanislaus County reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this bulletin to better meet the needs of County service. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding. The benefits and other information regarding this position may be found in the Stanislaus County Code, the Stanislaus County Personnel Policies manual, or in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, and such information prevails over information contained in this bulletin. Questions regarding this bulletin may be directed to the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office/ Human Resources.

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