Environmental Specialist I - Solid Waste Management

East Bay
11/30/2018 at 5pm
$72,800.00-$88,498.00 Annually

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39550 Liberty Street Fremont, 94538



Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city! Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 235,000 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 936 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of approximately $205 million dollars.

Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.  


The City of Fremont is seeking an Environmental Specialist I (ES I) to support the City’s solid waste and stormwater permit programs.  This is a journey-level technical position within the Environmental Services Division of the Community Services Department. Under the general supervision of the Solid Waste Administrator, the ES I will perform technical level work in the development, implementation and promotion of solid waste management programs with a particular focus on commercial and multi-family waste diversion programs. The candidate may also perform specialized work in stormwater permit compliance, solid waste management, or other related environmental programs and will serve as a source of information and problem solving for incoming customer service calls.


- Design and develop a variety of methods and materials to promote, implement, and evaluate assigned commercial/industrial waste reduction, recycling, and stormwater permit compliance projects and programs.
- Understand division programs, services, and applicable municipal codes in order to provide effective and accurate customer service. Coordinate with services providers or other agencies as needed to resolve issues.
- Evaluate design plans and collaborate with other City departments to insure that new developments comply with waste management and stormwater permit requirements.
- Organize and participate in assigned program area activities, including contract management and compliance, customer service and outreach, data collection and analysis, and presentation of technical and specialized data.
- Produce/coordinate public education and multi-media outreach including web pages and social media for the Environmental Services Division.
- Conduct research, field investigations and analysis related to integrated solid waste management and/or stormwater permit compliance.
- Prepare a variety of technical and administrative reports.
- Represent the Division and/or assigned programs at conferences, public forums and community meetings as well as with inter-agency groups and committees; provide technical assistance/input as necessary; conduct presentations related to City’s environmental programs.
- Participate in various public outreach events including creek clean-ups and Earth Day as needed.
- Other related duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate


The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be:  A Bachelor’s Degree in in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and two years of progressively responsible experience directly related to integrated solid waste management, waste reduction and recycling, resource conservation or related field is required.  

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s license by the time of appointment is required.

The ideal candidate
The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of principles and industry practices of integrated solid waste management, specific to source reduction and recycling; working knowledge of general marketing and outreach practices, contract management, program development and implementation,   business correspondence and report writing, office procedures, computer equipment and software.   In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate will:
- Be able to organize, direct and implement an assigned program area;
- Analyze data and prepare technical reports; evaluate technical information;
- Problem solve technical issues;
- Communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully in both oral and written forms;
- Demonstrate attainment of and competency in facilitating groups, meeting management and consensus-based decision making;
- Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion and establish positive working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties;
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, outside organizations and the general public, demonstrating effective customer service and communication skills.


Current benefit features include:
- CalPERS Retirement Benefit*
- Classic Employees - 2.0% @ 60 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- New Employees - 2.0% @ 62 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- Required PERS contributions vary by plan.  All required contributions are tax deferred.
- Cafeteria Benefits Plan for employees/dependents includes up to $2,081 monthly to purchase medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.

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The first review of applications is October 30, 2018.