(This position falls under the Engineering Technician series and will be hired at either the Technician or Senior Technician level, depending on qualifications of top candidate)
SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN
DEADLINE: 5:00 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
How to apply: submit an online application through www.vrsd.com > Careers > Working at VRSD.
If you have any questions, contact Maria Guerra at 805.658.4638, Maria.Guerra@vrsd.com or Melissa Grisales 805.658.4645, MelissaGrisales@vrsd.com
Ventura Regional Sanitation District is an independent, non-tax supported, public waste management agency founded in 1970. Organized pursuant to the County Sanitation District Act of the California Health and Safety Code, the District provides a full range of services, including integrated waste treatment and disposal services to eight cities, nine special districts, schools, homeowner associations, and other customers. VRSD is comprised of approximately seventy five employees and provides environmentally safe disposal of solid waste, effective treatment of wastewater, reliable delivery of potable and recycled water, and related services.
Another major area of emphasis for the District is the provision of customized water and wastewater services to cities, utility districts, and private entities. Included are facilities owned by the Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), the Saticoy Sanitary District (SSD), the Camrosa Water District, the Ojai Valley Sanitation District, the County of Ventura, California State University at Channel Islands; and several small wastewater plants for private schools in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. In total, the District operates three potable water systems, one recycled water system, and seven wastewater treatment plants.
VRSD added solid waste disposal to its range of services in 1972 when we assumed operation of Ventura County’s publicly owned landfills. Today, we own and operate one active solid waste disposal site (Toland Road Landfill near Santa Paula) and are responsible for post-closure operations at five more.
Under the general direction, the Senior Environmental Technician will perform technical activities related to environmental compliance.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION
The Senior Environmental Technician is a journey-level technical class responsible for performing environmental compliance monitoring in support of District environmental compliance program.
This position receives general direction from the Regulatory Compliance Officer. The position may exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level technical and/or maintenance staff on an assigned project.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples.
The standard office position requires an employee to access their work location, attend meetings, use computerized workstations, and lift paperwork and light-weight equipment or resources (up to 50 pounds, unassisted). Occasionally, when fieldwork is required, the incumbent will work in various weather conditions, including wet, hot and cold. The nature of the work may also require the incumbent to climb ladders, and work in proximity to heavy equipment while in operation. Typically, an employee will need to walk, stand, sit, use a keyboard, see, hear, bend, lift, and twist. The employee obtains information from oral instructions, conversations, written reports, email, the Internet, and professional publications, and will process and analyze the information obtained. The employee will provide information orally or in writing, and work on numerous concurrent projects and tasks under deadlines. Typically, an employee will need to mentally process and analyze complex information, compose complex responses, interact with others, and present information and reports.
The District offers an attractive benefits package including:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Any equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
The following are a representative sample of the KSA necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.