DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThe Senior Environmental Specialist is the lead or specialist level in the Environmental Specialist series. In the lead assignment, incumbents provide direction to lower level staff including assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of staff. In the specialist assignment, incumbents work on specialized projects containing a high number of complex, difficult, and sensitive tasks and assignments. Positions at this level are distinguished from those in the lower level classification of Environmental Specialist I/II by the independence with which they perform their duties of handling the more difficult and complex work and performing lead work. This class is distinguished from the class of Environmental Specialist Supervisor in that the latter serves as the supervisor of incumbents in the lower levels of the series and performs the most difficult and complex projects. Examples of Essential Duties NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all the duties listed.
Employment Standards NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Essential Duties" section of this specification. Knowledge of:
Experience:One (1) year of full-time experience as an Environmental Specialist II with the City of Folsom.OREducation:A bachelor's degree in geology, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental science, environmental studies, chemistry, biology, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Experience:Three (3) years of full-time experience developing and promoting recycling or resource recovery programs or other comparable Solid Waste Management or other environmental programs; OR, three (3) years of full-time experience in project management involving asbestos and lead-based paint related hazardous materials programs and/or facilities. License, Certificate, Registration Requirements: Possession of, or ability to obtain and retain, a California Class C driver license by the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Current 24 or 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Manifest training is desirable. Physical Requirements:Work is performed in a typical office environment. (1) Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/ Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/ Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7) Environmental: frequent exposure to noise. May be occasionally required to work outdoors and wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a full or half-face air purifying respirator. Will be subject to annual haz-mat physical. infrequent exposure to household hazardous waste and the elements including, rain, heat, dirt and dust.