The City of Chino is seeking a motivated individual to join the Environmental Engineering Section of the Public Works Department. This position is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of programs relating to industrial user discharges, pretreatment, storm water, air quality management, and household hazardous waste.Definition:
Under limited supervision, plans, directs, and coordinates the work of the Environmental Engineering Section including interpreting and implementing various environmental regulations; and performs related work as assigned. Must be available to work a 9/80 schedule, with every other Friday off.
The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of programs relating to industrial user discharges, pretreatment, storm water, air quality management, and household hazardous waste. Essential Functions:
- Implement and enforce federally regulated NPDES Regulations; interpret and implement new regulations relating to California Water Codes, Safe Drinking Water Regulations, RCRA, Clean Water Act, and Title 22 regulations; and administer the Hazardous Substances Management and Household Hazardous Waste Program.
- Prepare and maintain records for Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permits, inspections, sampling and enforcement actions; prepare reports for local, state, and federal regulatory agencies such as the South Coast Air Quality Management District Subvention Fund Report, Federal Pretreatment Program Report, Annual MS4 Report, and Inland Empire Utilities Agency Reports.
- Serve as a member of the Regional Sewerage Program Pretreatment subcommittee; maintain liaison with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, state and federal regulatory agencies and other contracting agencies; participate in and contribute to the activities of environmental committees for a variety of organizations such as AWWA, CWEA, Pretreatment Program Administrators, and the Household Hazardous Waste Information Exchange.
- Establish new procedures and purchase equipment to maintain program compliance; prepare the annual budget and present progress reports on cost expenditures for the Environmental Engineering Section.
- Make recommendations on various projects to the Community Development Department concerning environmental issues; prepare and present City Council reports, testimony at public hearings and other public information items.
- Evaluate and recommend methods to control or treat storm water and wastewater contamination; evaluate alternative treatment methods to comply with water and wastewater regulations; plan, estimate costs, and conduct studies related to water and wastewater quality control; and research and recommend uses for non-potable water.
- Confer with representatives of other departments and agencies, state and federal regulatory agencies, utility companies and others; assess and comment on federal and state water quality, hazardous waste and air quality legislation, both proposed and adopted.
- Manage the operations of the Household Hazardous Waste Program collection facility; ensure the facility is staffed with trained personnel and that personnel follow regulations and operating procedures; conduct public education activities; attend related meetings; prepare related reports.
- Assist in the selection, training, and evaluation of employees.
- Interact with co-workers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner.
- Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
- Perform all duties within the context of the City’s Mission Statement and Organizational Values.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position is qualifying. The incumbent will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills, and experience, as demonstrated in his/her past and current employment history. A typical example includes:
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. (required).
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry, or a related field (desirable).
- Possess a valid Grade 2 (or higher level) Environmental Compliance Inspection certificate from the CWEA (highly desirable).
- Five years of progressively responsible, diversified experience, including some supervisory experience.
- Regulations governing NPDES, RCRA, Title 22, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act.
- Implementation procedures of related regulations and their effects on the City.
- Methods and techniques of supervision.
- Cost accounting.
- Data collection and analysis techniques.
- Municipal budgeting processes.
- Data processing systems/applications.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities related to applicable regulatory requirements.
- Research, prepare, and present complex reports on a variety of subjects.
- Keep accurate records.
- Interpret and make recommendations concerning new or revised environmental regulations.
- Communicate effectively with a variety of personnel and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate employees.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Interpret, explain, and apply rules, regulations, legislation and policies.
- Understand and follow verbal and written directions.
- Work independently.
- Make decisions regarding operational and personnel functions.
- Operate programs within allocated amounts.
- Deal tactfully and courteously with elected and appointed officials, regional agencies, staff, and members of the public in a variety of situations.
- Respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner.
- Analyze unusual situations and resolve them through application of engineering and management principles and practices.
- Develop comprehensive plans to meet future City needs/services.
- Represent the City and/or Department in a variety of meetings.
- Operate a computer; proficient in MS Word and Excel.
- Deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions.
- Plan and enforce a balanced budget.
- Develop new policies impacting department operations/procedures.
- Assist in developing new policies impacting department operations/procedures.
- Interpret financial statements and cost accounting reports.
- Job specific training will be provided according to class specification during work hours.
- Possess a California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record.
- Be available to work a varying schedule including weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
- Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, a physical examination, which includes a drug screen, and an administrative review.
Category I – Light Physical Effort: Positions in this category require normal physical abilities associated with the ability to read, write, and communicate in a work environment requiring no extraordinary physical strength or special physical qualifications.
Characteristics: Work assignments for this category are normally located in a work environment which has no unusual physical requirements or environmental conditions, unless separately identified. Positions in this category require only light physical effort while performing such functions as typing, writing, filing, computing, operating light office equipment, interviewing, counseling, researching, planning, analyzing, and supervising. Positions allocated to this category are distinguished by a lack of duties involving strenuous activities. These positions seldom lift more than 20 pounds.
- Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, ramps, scaffolding, poles and the like; using feet and legs, and/or hands and arms.
- Reaching: Reaching above the shoulders to place and/or retrieve objects.
- Walking: Ability to walk for prolonged periods of time (usually a minimum of two or more hours per day)
- Standing: Ability to stand with little movement for long periods of time (usually a minimum of two or more hours per day)
- Sitting: Ability to sit with little movement for long periods of time (usually a minimum of two or more hours per day)
- Agility: Ability to move quickly and easily, often including the ability to crawl, stoop or bend.
- Distant Vision (Acceptable for Driving): Not less than 20/40 in each eye without correction or must correct to 20/40 in each eye and wear corrective lenses whenever driving.
- Temperatures: Work in temperatures sufficiently high or low enough to cause marked bodily discomfort.
- Chemical or Biological Agents: Regular contact with potentially harmful chemical or biological agents.
- Fumes: Potential inhalation or contact with smoke, vapors, dust or gases.
- Work Environment - Outdoors: Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
- Work Environment - Moving Objects: Ability to work around moving objects, machinery or vehicles.
- Work Environment - Surfaces: Ability to walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Department/Division: Public Works/Water and Environmental
Reports To: Utilities Engineering and Operations Manager
Possible Career Advancement Opportunities:
From: Environmental Coordinator
To: Water and Environmental Manager
Replacing Environmental Coordinator classification specification dated 10/13/06