Hazardous Materials Specialist

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Environmental Services
  • Salary: $69,659.20 - $84,676.80 Annually USD

Job Description


*The bulletin was revised on 3/1/2020 to extra help only*

The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Hazardous Materials Specialistin the Environmental Management Department, Hazardous Materials Division. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time and extra help vacancies for up to three (3) months.

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We currently have the following vacancy:
  • One (1) extra help vacancy located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration.
  • The ideal candidate for this vacancypossesses a working knowledge of hazardous materials/waste regulations laws, knowledge ofCertified Unified Program Agency (CUPA),and will have a strong background in Chemistry.We are seekingagoal-oriented, team player with the desire and ability to effectively work on asmallcreworindependentlyin both office and field environments.The optimal candidate needs be able to multitask, as the position requires the individual to perform various duties on a regular basis. The superlative candidate will also have excellent communication skills and should be able explain complex regulatory information to the business community. Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist is preferred but not required.Field experienceas an emergency responderto hazardous materials incidentsandfield inspection workis preferred .

A training and experience evaluation will be utilized to determine an applicant's ranking for referral to specific vacancies. Based upon the informationin the application and/or responses to supplemental questions, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Supplemental questions play an integral role in this recruitment process. Please take the time to provide thoughtful and thorough responses. The information you provide may be used to determine your ranking for referral to specific vacancies. All work experience that is described or included in your response(s) MUST be included in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Do not refer to a resume or other documentation.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Education and Experience:
Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in biological or physical sciences, environmental health science, engineering, or a related field, and two (2) years of experience in hazardous materials management.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an ICC UST Inspector Certification within six (6) months of employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an OSFM APSA Inspector Certification within one (1) year of employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a 40 hour OSHA Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials Categorization.
  • Certificate of Completion within one (1) year of employment, First Responder Awareness, First Responder Operations, and Hazardous Materials Technician training.

Other Requirements

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; strength, stamina, and mobility to inspect various commercial and residential County sites, including traversing uneven terrain, climbing ladders, stairs, and other temporary or construction access points, and to operate a motor vehicle to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. The job involves frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate construction inspection tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 35 pounds. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

Employees work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field with occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, and hazardous substances. Employees may interact with members of the public or with staff under emotionally stressful conditions while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

  • Incumbent must pass a biennial hazardous materials medical surveillance physical in accordance with US Code and Regulations and CA Labor Code and Regulations (29 CFR Part 1910.120 and 8 CCR).
  • Must be available for on-call or overtime duty.
  • Must be able to attend night and evening meetings and work flexible hours. Must be able to pass an annual respirator fitness test.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map