Environmental Specialist I

City of Oceanside, CA

Oceanside , California

SALARY: $4,678 - $5,970/Month


The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for Environmental Specialist I. There is currently one vacancy in the Water Utilities Department.

Examples of Duties:

Under general direction, an Environmental Specialist I is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive Citywide environmental programs designed to ensure compliance with storm water regulations and/or solid waste regulations; provides assistance to the Clean Water Coordinator or Solid Waste Contract Administrator and other department staff; assists in the preparation of technical and administrative data in written report and presentation formats; educates citizens and/or businesses regarding clean water prohibitions and/or AB939 State mandated Solid Waste programs; develops and monitors citizen participation programs; creates related public relations materials, such as websites, fliers, and pamphlets; develops educational materials and provides training in the Clean Water Program or the Solid Waste and Recycling program, and water conservation issues to citizens, government administrators, municipal employees, developers, businesses and business groups, industrial workers, quasi-governmental groups, homeowner associations, and students; develops solid waste recycling, reuse programs; performs inspections of industrial, municipal and commercial sites, with emphasis in providing guidance, not enforcement; provides solid waste audits and waste characterization studies; implements or requires implementation of best management practices or controls at industrial, municipal, commercial, and residential sites; participates in permitting and implementation processes, as they relate to construction and demolition programs; provides information and assistance with clean water ordinances and/or solid waste ordinances for all industrial, commercial, municipal and residential sites; develops, implements and administers the dry weather and wet weather monitoring program or develops, implements and administers Zero Waste Plan objectives and other solid waste regulatory monitoring programs; collects environmental samples and performs field tests; develpps pollution prevention programs or waste prevention/recycling programs for industries; applies for and administers grants for environmental and educational projects; prepares applicable California State mandated reports, which involves interpreting technical data, creating charts and databases, and preparing reports; conducts public speaking whenever necessary; deals with the public tactfully and effectively; establishes and maintains cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of duties; uses computer applications to assist in performing duties, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation applications; communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing; understands and carries out oral and written instructions; and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Two years of experience in environmental science, environmental policy, resource management, physical science, engineering, or a related field. At least one year of experience with water quality testing and working with storm water management or solid waste and recycling management and regulations and ecosystems improvemetns, or other related environmental regulations, is highly desirable.

Training: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or higher, with major coursework in environmental investigations, preferably in the area of biology, engineering, civil and/or environmental engineering, environmental science, environmental policy, resource management, or a related field.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

How To Apply

To view the full job announcement and to apply, visit the City's website at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the required online application forms.