Monday , January 30 2023

Senior Environmental Specialist jobs

Website City of Oceanside

Job Description:

The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for a current vacancy for the position of Senior Environmental Specialist within the Solid Waste and Recycling Division of the Water Utilities Department.This classification is scheduled to receive a 2% salary increase the first full pay period in January 2023 and a 3.5% salary increase the first full pay period in July 2023. The Senior Environmental Specialist works in a supervisory support role in the Solid Waste and Recycling/Zero Waste group. This position will support and work amongst a team of staff, to perform a variety of professional, field, administrative, and analytical work related to policy and program development for the City’s zero waste, recycling and Green Oceanside sustainability programs. Job functions may include, but are not limited to, analyzing policies, legislation, and regulations and their impacts to the City’s Municipal Code, Zero Waste Strategic Management Plan, Climate Action Plan, and Solid Waste Franchise Agreement; implementation and ongoing supervision of the City’s robust recycling and food scraps collection services; program development related to food recovery and the City’s Green Oceanside Kitchen; conduct waste audits; assist in contract management to ensure compliance and alignment with state regulations, city goals, customer service expectations and policies; respond to inquiries from the public; prepare and administer grant funds; develop and implement public awareness and community engagement campaigns; support school focused sustainability education; enhancement of the City’s Green Oceanside Business Network; and regularly serve as a City liaison with community groups, stakeholders, and internal committees.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Typical duties may include, but are not limited to: administering large scale and complex environmental projects; coordinating and overseeing major functions of projects and related activities; coordinating work with various agencies and groups for planning and development of programs as they relate to assigned environmental projects; coordinating communication and projects with various City departments and personnel, governmental and private agencies, consultants, contractors, vendors and the general public; conducting field studies to collect data; interpreting departmental policies and applicable federal, state, and local laws, and establishing procedures; forecasting and establishing budgets; creating schedules for completing assigned tasks or projects; monitoring approved budget, expenditures and recommending adjustments as necessary; participating in the writing and administration of grants; participating in the selection and supervision of staff; providing work direction, guidance and technical assistance to others; coordinating, assigning and reviewing work as required; supervising and participating in the writing and evaluation of technical bid specifications for environmental service contracts; representing the City, function or special management department at various meetings and conferences and on committees; attending and chairing meetings; preparing and presenting formal and informal presentations to internal staff, external organizations, city council, commissions and boards, and community members; keeping department management apprised of the status of department programs and the department’s ability to meet regulatory requirements; monitoring and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; planning, developing and conducting program outreach and promotional activities for assigned programs; developing or directing development of information, outreach and educational materials; making presentations to community, neighborhood, business and school groups on assigned programs; planning and carrying out initiatives to encourage public participation in program activities; developing, writing, reviewing, presenting and maintaining a variety of reports, documents, correspondence and records related to assigned programs; drafting correspondence to other departments and state and federal regulatory agencies; maintaining and overseeing maintenance of accurate, complete and current records; keeping informed of new regulations, pending legislation and trends in environmental issues that impact department programs and processes; preparing annual compliance reports; communicating with regulatory agencies; preparing complex reports, memos, and correspondence; and performing related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of:Principles, theories, methods and techniques of solid waste and recycling/zero waste environmental protection, storm water, watershed management, sustainability, site assessment and remediation.Water conservation issues.Principles and/or practices of municipal storm water and/or solid waste laws and legal terminology.Principles, practices and methods of program administration and organizational analysis.Principles and techniques of workload management and coordination.Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility.Principles and practices of public outreach and involvement, including conducting presentations and public engagement.Public relations principles.Principles and practices of customer service.Preparing clear and concise reports.Local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to environmental regulations.Ability to:Manage large, complex and politically sensitive projects and contracts including budgets, schedules and quality of work product.Perform difficult and complex technical research and analysis of environmental issues or problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action.Understand and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities.Understand, interpret and respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations.Supervise and evaluate the work of professional consultants, contractors and designated staff, as assigned.Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing.Speak clearly and effectively before diverse audiences and groups.Analyze data and draw logical conclusions.Administer enforcement actions in legal framework of notices, hearings, citations, adjudications and criminal proceedings.Deliver oral presentations.Gather, organize, interpret and record information accurately.Interpret and explain City environmental control policies and procedures.Prepare clear and concise reports.

Job Details:

Company: City of Oceanside

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Accounting

Job Location: Oceanside, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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