Anchored in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada - 20 miles east of Sacramento and about 1.5 hours from Lake Tahoe - the City of Folsom is comprised of beautiful parks and trails, and boasts excellent schools, family-orientated neighborhoods, and outstanding shopping, dining, and cultural options. Folsom is a high-tech, forward-looking city, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. Voted by WalletHub as the Best Place for Families to Live in California, and 2nd Best Lake Town in America, Folsom is recognized for its affordability, fair weather, education, and health.
Arising from California legislation Senate Bill (SB 1383), Assembly Bills (AB) 1826 and 341, the City is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Environmental Specialist, Organics Recycling & Sustainability. This recruitment is to fill two (2) new vacancies in the Organics Recycling and Sustainability division. A career in Public Works at the City of Folsom offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, training opportunities, and potential for career growth.
Important application note: Applications must be received through our career site for consideration. Failure to answer all Supplemental Questions and provide complete responses will render applications incomplete and will not advance in the recruitment process.
Under direction, perform a variety of operational tasks (program development, implementation, and management; educational outreach and training; safety awareness; and environmental compliance and audits) related to environmental services, which include household hazardous waste (HHW) program and hazardous materials, the City’s SmartCart Recycling and Organics recycling programs, programs for sustainability, pollution prevention, and storm water compliance. Incumbents may oversee, monitor, and/or direct the work of lower-level personnel.
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 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.
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.
One (1) year of full-time experience as an Environmental Specialist with the City of Folsom.
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.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
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.
For assignment to the Hazardous Materials Division, current 24- or 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Manifest training is desirable.
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. If assigned to the Hazardous Materials Division, will be subject to baseline and annual haz-mat physical. Exposure to municipal solid waste including household hazardous waste and the elements including rain, heat, dirt and dust is likely.