Close Date: Sep 11, 2013
Salary: $4,609.00 - $5,603.00 Monthly
The City is recruiting to fill one current vacancy in the Public Works Department.
The Environmental Program Analyst will develop, implement, monitor, and promote environmental programs.
This position will be responsible for the City’s compliance with AB32, AB939, and the Stormwater Municipal Regional Permit (MRP).
• AB32: This position will be responsible for implementing and tracking the measures in the City’s adopted Climate Action Plan.
- Typical activities will include energy bill management, upgrades to municipal facilities, solar energy system monitoring, programs for local residents and businesses, public outreach, and regional collaboration on sustainability issues.
• AB939 – The Environmental Program Analyst will be responsible for managing the City’s solid waste agreement with the waste provider;
- Serve as the staff liaison to the City’s Board Member for the West Contra Costa Waste Management Authority (ReycleMore), participate on the Technical Advisory Committee for RecycleMore, and implement and enforce programs including a plastic bag ban.
• Stormwater – This position will be responsible for implementing the MRP which includes:
- Inspections of creeks, construction sites, businesses, and private property, public outreach and education, development plan reviews, illicit discharge enforcement, maintenance of the stormdrain system, trash and pollutant management, submittal of annual reports, and participation in the Contra Costa Clean Water Program committees and regional organizations.
Other functions will include: presentations to schools, business groups, residents and City Council, grant writing and management, and other duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
General supervision is provided by higher level professional or management level personnel in the Environmental Programs Division/Public Works Department.
Duties are performed according to established procedures and guidelines. The incumbent will develop and implement environmental programs that are varied and difficult; and tasks are performed independently. An incumbent actively assumes a lead role and demonstrates full competency and knowledge of the functional areas, operational and administrative procedures and policies, and changing laws and regulations of environmental resource management and other assigned programs.
An incumbent may have responsibility for the training and oversight of work of assigned staff. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Conduct research, field investigations, and analysis related to: energy efficiency, air quality, integrated solid waste management (product bans, waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting), pollution prevention (household hazardous waste, point source and non-point source water pollution), and/or clean water program management.
• Participate in preparing and implementing the budget of assigned programs; prepare a variety of technical and administrative reports.
• Oversee and coordinate the work of consultants and contractors; meet with developers and review plans for implementation of and compliance with City and other requirements.
• Organize and participate in assigned program area activities, including contract management and compliance, customer service and program outreach efforts, data collection and analysis, and presentation of technical and specialized data.
• Participate in the development and implementation of plans and programs to preserve environmental resources and to provide public environmental protection.
• Collect, monitor, analyze and evaluate environmental program data using a variety of modeling and statistical methods and techniques.
• Design and develop a variety of materials and activities to promote, implement, and evaluate assigned environmental programs in a manner that will enhance public awareness, educate citizens to relevant environmental issues, and encourage proactive and cooperative problem-solving activities.
• Represent the department and/or assigned program at conferences, public forums and community meetings as well as with inter-agency groups and committees.
• Conduct presentations related to City's environmental programs; provide technical assistance/input as necessary.
• Participate with other City departments, community service providers, consultants, other jurisdictions and agencies in environmental program development and coordination efforts as well as legislative advocacy and education.
• Build and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other City employees, other organizations and their representatives, and the general public.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Principles and industry practices of energy efficiency, air quality, integrated solid waste management, pollution prevention, and clean water program management.
• General marketing and outreach practices related to environmental programs.
• Principles and practices of contract management, program development and implementation; organizational structure and processes.
• Basic principles in reading and interpreting engineering site plans.
• Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing, modern office procedures, computer equipment and software; conflict resolution techniques.
• Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations.
• Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments.
• Organize, direct and implement as assigned environmental services program area.
• Understand and participate in the preparation and administration of a program budget.
• Analyze data and prepare technical reports, interpret and evaluate technical information including understanding engineering site plans, understand laws, regulations, and codes.
• Read and interpret construction plans and specifications including building, grading, civil, and architectural plans.
• Problem solve, gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion, explain and interpret various rules and regulations.
• Communicate clearly, concisely, and tactfully in both oral and written forms; accurately observing situations, document, and report observations.
• Exercise independent judgment in carrying out projects and daily activities with or without supervision.
• Accurately observe situations, document and report observations.
• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work by effectively interacting with the business community, government officials, and the general public.
• Utilize personal computers and applicable computer software/programs, including Word and Excel.
• Operate a hand-held radio.
• Learn and comply with all appropriate safety precautions and practices.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Four years of progressively responsible experience directly related to energy efficiency, air and water quality, integrated solid waste management, environmental compliance, resource conservation, pollution prevention, or related field.
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or related field.
Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Assigned duties and responsibilities require both office and field work. Typical office work would consist of using personal computer and telephone, and filing documents. Field work involves climbing up and down creek banks, traveling by foot within the creek bed or construction site, and frequently using a hand held radio for communication purposes.
The work requires a combination of the following physical requirements depending upon a given task, on a given day: between 3 to 6 hours of sitting; up to 4 hours of standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping, twisting, and turning, grasping (firm), pinching, reaching forward and overhead; lifting and carrying computers and other office supplies/reference materials weighing up to 25 lbs.; pushing and pulling 10 lbs. or less; eye-hand coordination; driving; between 3 to 6 hours of verbal contact either face to face or on the phone (speech and hearing); finger dexterity and light grasping; vision acuity (near), and color vision.
The work requires a combination of the following mental requirements depending upon a given task, on a given day: taking, interpreting, comprehending and following instructions, simple to complex; reading, writing, and math skills; forming, analyzing, synthesizing, coordinating, compiling, computing, copying, comparing, speaking-signaling, negotiating, instructing, supervising, helping; perceiving pertinent detail in objects or in pictorial or graphic material; comprehending/following instructions; performing from simple, repetitive, tasks to varied, complex assignments; maintaining work space; relating to other people; influencing people; evaluating; generalizing; and responsibility for direction.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors; using a computer and other office equipment; working alone; working around or with others.
• Retirement: Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) 2.5% @ 55 for “classic” members (employee pays 10.3% of salary); 2.0% @ 62 for new PERS members (employee pays 6.25%)
• Medical Plan: Choice of PEMHCA Health Plan providers*
• Dental Plan: Delta Dental Plan of California with orthodontia coverage for children*
• Dual Medical Coverage: Employees who have medical coverage through another source (e.g. spouse), will have the option to receive in cash, $400** or $280** (taxable) or to contribute the amount towards an existing Deferred Compensation Plan
• Vision/Co-Pay Rebate Program: Generous benefit per fiscal year**
• Vacation: 60** hours to 180** hours per year
• Sick Leave: 72** hours per year
• Life Insurance: 60,000 policy
• Holidays: Paid 13 days per year
• Floating Holiday: initially prorated based on the hire date; then 1 day for the following years.
• Employee Assistance Program: Generous number of counseling sessions per year; available to employee and eligible family members
• Public Employees Local One
• Educational Incentive Program
Employee pays 20% of normal benefit costs*
Employee receives 80% of normal benefit**