THE COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Job # 18-TM5-01
Salary: $7,207 – 9,110 / Month
LAST DATE TO APPLY:Friday, March 2, 2018
THE JOB: Under direction supervises, administers and manages the State mandated sampling, monitoring and reporting programs for industrial waste, hazardous and solid wastes, groundwater, surface water, landfill gas, leachate, air quality and soils; reviews contracts reports and tests performed by contractors and environmental consultants, interprets test results and identifies problems, makes recommendations or requires corrections to problems; takes samples, conducts field tests and trains staff on proper sampling and inspection techniques; plans, develops and delivers a variety of safety and educational programs to landfill and inspection staff; supervises inspection of solid waste loads, operation of County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilities and solid waste data acquisition at landfill gatehouses, or supervises inspections of industrial waste users for compliance with State and Federal standards; may conduct chemical analysis of solid, industrial or hazardous wastes; reviews newly adopted and standing legislation related to solid and hazardous wastes and resource recovery, or industrial waste pretreatment, waste minimization and source control, and recommends programs and procedures for compliance; represents the County as a technical expert or liaison at the Federal, State and local level for solid and hazardous waste management and related issues, or industrial waste management and waste minimization; researches grant sources, prepares grant applications, and administers grant funded programs; prepares bid proposals and requests for grants for solid waste, hazardous waste and resource recovery projects or industrial waste, waste minimization and source control projects; reviews and makes recommendations on bids and quotes; coordinates with landfill and inspection staff consultants and engineers on landfill construction plans or industrial and hazardous waste discharge pretreatment systems; may serve as construction project resident engineer by reviewing and inspecting work to ensure conformance with plans, specifications and County regulations, as well as maintaining required documentation and processing progress payments; monitors and interprets conditions during storms and other hazardous situations and recommends appropriate actions; prepares complex technical reports and recommendations; plans, develops and implements the Household Hazardous Waste Program and the environmental control programs for the County landfills, or the Industrial Waste, Waste Minimization and Source Control Programs, and other related programs and projects; makes public presentations; attends meetings, conferences, and pertinent educational programs; inputs, accesses and analyzes data using a computer; may act as a technical advisor to District or County boards on policy and technical environmental issues. There is one vacancy in the Department of Public Works. The Environmental Programs Coordinator will work in the Sanitation Operation division.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.santacruzcountyjobs.com or mail/bring an application and supplemental questionnaire to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY# 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) Submitted online before midnight of the final filing date. For application materials, contact County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works Personnel Division, (831) 454-2607.
Internal Number: 18-TM5-01
About County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works
The mission of the Department of Public Works is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through superior engineering, maintenance, operations, and administrative services that incorporate customer service and integrity with competence and productivity for a sustained commitment to excellence.Santa Cruz County has approximately 260,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests, and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art as well as golfing, surfing, hiking, and biking, offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour’s drive away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz County one of California’s most desirable areas.