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  • 18 May 2017 10:56 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (WA) has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced communications professional.

    Communications Specialist III – Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (click for position information and application instructions)


    The successful candidate will plan, develop and implement external and internal communications plans and strategies for the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP). The position will apply a high level of technical knowledge, communications skills, and innovative thinking to advance the program’s mission.
     
    About the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP)
     
    LHWMP is an inter-jurisdictional partnership with a mission to protect and enhance public health and environmental quality by reducing exposure to hazardous materials. 

    For more information about the position, please contact Michell Mouton, LHWMP Communications Manager at 206-477-4391, or Michell.Mouton@kingcounty.gov.

    King County and LHWMP strongly value workforce diversity, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 
  • 17 May 2017 11:44 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

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    Department: 3670070010 Public Safety
    Job no: 501192
    Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
    Location: Manhattan
    Categories: Health & Safety

    General Description of Position:

    The Environmental Health and Safety Department of Kansas State University seeks a qualified Hazardous Materials Technician or Specialist to join their team and support environmental compliance efforts on campus.  The position exists to ensure the legal and safe management and disposal of regulated materials and also assists with other environmental compliance programs at Kansas State University. 

    The Hazardous Materials Tech/Specialist is responsible for hazardous, universal, and medical waste collection and processing, related facility compliance inspections and for providing consultation to KSU hazardous material users and waste generators (i.e., principal investigators, faculty, staff and students).  This position is part of a hazardous materials emergency response team that promptly addresses hazardous materials incidents on campus (during and after hours) and conducts related abatement activities.  The position assists the Environmental Compliance Manager with the development and compliance assurance of environmental protection programs mandated as part of RCRA, CAA, CWA, TSCA, the Controlled Substances Act, and other environmental protection acts and related regulations. 

    Information about the Department: The mission of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to achieve compliance with applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety statutes, regulations, enforceable agreements, and permits, and to strive for continual improvement in the environmental health of the campus. EHS is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental, health and safety policies, procedures and programs. This includes, but is not limited to environmental compliance monitoring, tracking and reporting; hazard analysis, safety training, incident investigation and emergency response.
    Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

    Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

    Job Description:
    • Manage hazardous materials/waste, universal waste and medical waste by collecting, transporting, segregating and characterizing waste in accordance with federal and state regulations and university policies.  Prepares lab packs and combines bulk waste streams.  Duties include picking up waste, determining shipping classes of waste and materials and performing basic chemical analysis to characterize unknown compounds.  Supervises and trains student staff to aid in the collection of hazardous materials from points of waste generation.  Responds to hazardous materials incidents on campus and performs related abatement.

    • Perform compliance assessments of laboratories, classrooms, shops and other institution facilities for compliance assurance of hazardous waste management/storage requirements, chemical safety, and institutional procedures.  Communicate the nature of non-compliance items directly to staff, faculty, and students. Document compliance deficiencies in writing and/or in computer database or software program.

    • Maintain hazardous waste management database and redesign/alters database (MS Access) to accommodate program changes. Use other proprietary database software. Enter and query data (inspection results, waste pickups, waste and material disposal information, etc.). Sign and prepare or assist with preparation of hazardous materials manifests and land disposal restriction (LDR) paperwork. Prepare lab pack inventories and assign waste and shipping codes. Prepare waste profiles. Document pollution prevention efforts. Assist with waste pick up request forms and procedures revisions.

    • Conduct faculty/staff/student hazardous materials and waste management training.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • BS/BA in chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science, chemical engineering, or closely related degree. Education must include chemistry coursework in physical and organic chemistry. Eight or more years of directly related work experience in the management of hazardous materials/waste may substitute for required BS/BA degree.
    • One to two years of directly related work experience in the management of hazardous materials/waste. Work experience in environmental compliance or industrial chemistry, particularly in higher education or research settings, may substitute for directly related experience in hazardous materials/waste management if education requirement is met. A related graduate level degree may substitute for 1-2 years job-specific professional work experience.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous work experience directly managing hazardous waste in an academic or research setting.

    • CHMM certification.

    • Master's degree in environmental management, environmental science, or related field.

    • Strong knowledge of chemistry principles and an understanding of other physical sciences. Understanding of the hazardous properties of chemicals and related adverse reactions.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and interpret written instructions, regulations, policy, procedures and SOPs.

    • Customer service skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with others in a professional setting, remaining courteous even when faced with difficult situations and clients.

    • Knowledge of regulatory requirements of RCRA and DOT pertaining to the management and transport of hazardous materials. Demonstrated skills in hazardous materials management.

    • Computer proficiency in PC environment – Microsoft Office (using internet browsers, Outlook, Word, Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, specialized database software). Ability to use computerized data management systems. 

    Other Requirements: 
    • Required a valid driver's license
    • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and DOT 49CFR174 hazmat upon hire or within 90 days of hire
    • Available to respond to hazardous materials incidents on campus (call back)
    • A pre-employment/post offer physical and annual medical exam is required
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a resume, letter of interest, and at least three professional references.
    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins May 22, 2017; applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.
    Salary Range / Pay Rate: $32,599 - $50,528 
    Benefits Summary: This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/ 
    Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
    Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 
  • 17 May 2017 11:43 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

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    Department: 3670070010 Public Safety

    Job no: 501248
    Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
    Location: Manhattan
    Categories: Health & Safety

    General Description of Position: Supports the Environmental Health and Safety mission for university to ensure uninterrupted learning and research. Oversees the KSU research safety, laboratory safety, and industrial hygiene program. Provides assistance to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety in support of departmental and institutional goals.
    Information about the Department: The mission of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to achieve compliance with applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety statutes, regulations, enforceable agreements, and permits, and to strive for continual improvement in the environmental health of the campus. EHS is responsible for the development and implementation of environmental, health and safety policies, procedures and programs. This includes, but is not limited to environmental compliance monitoring, tracking and reporting; hazard analysis, safety training, incident investigation and emergency response. 
    Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

    Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

    Job Description:

    As a member of the Environmental Health and Safety Department for Kansas State University (KSU), works with researchers, instructors, departments, divisions, the Radiation Safety Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee, the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee and the Institutional Environmental Health & Safety Committee to ensure the safety of research and teaching laboratories at KSU.  Serves as a resource for researchers on safety and industrial hygiene issues. Ensures that all research is conducted safely and in accordance with federal, state, and institutional environmental, health and safety guidelines. 

    Recommends procedures for the review of research grant proposals/awards to identify potential regulatory factors and logistical or facility related limitations that can affect research success and/or that pose risk. Reviews protocols post award for compliance to EHS regulations, for adherence to recommended standards of care for the occupational safety of researchers, and for related accrediting board expectations for occupational health and environmental compliance. Ad hoc member of BSC and IACUC. Successful candidate will also conduct an assessment to identify if a chemical safety committee is required at KSU, proposes the committee to leadership, establishes and serves on the chemical safety committee as applicable. 

    Serves as the institutional Chemical Hygiene Officer. Develops programs, guidance and proposes institutional policy aimed at minimizing risk to individuals working with and around hazardous materials or processes. Establishes policy and procedural guidance defined within the Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan as required by federal funding entities and prescribed within the OSHA laboratory standard. Establishes the “chemical safety level” criteria that is used by KSU to communicate to workers and emergency responders the chemical risks of laboratories on campus. 

    Establishes procedures and related guidance documents for conducting risk assessments of research and academic laboratory activities to guide departments in conducting risk assessments and developing protocol-related safety standard operating procedures. Assists departments and researchers in identifying hazards and conducting laboratory activity risk assessments. 

    Oversees the laboratory safety and compliance audit program for the KSU Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Manages the laboratory registration program. Oversees the accuracy and adequacy of database records for laboratory audits, laboratory registrations/permits, chemical inventories, and medical surveillance and training records that are maintained by EHS personnel. Develops programs in support of institutional goals for research laboratory security and in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Works in cooperation with the KSU Research Compliance Office in support of biosafety and biosecurity programs. Develops teaching laboratory biosafety programs and assists with audits of research laboratories for compliance to institutional biosafety plans. Develops and ensures compliance to the KSU campus Biohazardous Materials Management Plan (e.g., medical waste, autoclave program, lab BBP, laboratory infection control).

    Develops protocol and ensures compliance to environmental regulations for the importation of hazardous materials used in research. Establishes training and compliance programs to instruct researchers on requirements for shipping and importation of hazardous materials (does not include export controls compliance except as related to laboratory specific hazardous materials and samples/specimens interstate and international exchanges).  

    Reviews - and/or provides guidance to the industrial hygienist reviewing - mechanical plans and specifications of laboratory engineering controls. Provides consultation during construction and renovation projects involving laboratories, industrial shops, or related facilities where hazardous conditions exist. Recommends EHS-related institutional construction standards that ensure occupant, property and environmental safety and supports consistency of institutional guidelines for laboratory design at KSU through application of sound industrial hygiene principals and industrial ventilation standards of practice. 

    Works with the EHS Occupational Safety Manager and industrial hygienist to manage the campus safety programs affecting laboratory and research activities including, but not limited to the respiratory protection program, hearing conservation program, blood borne pathogens plan, and hazard communication plan. In conjunction with the EHS Occupational Safety Manager, develops safety and occupational health training.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in industrial hygiene, toxicology, chemistry, public health, or related field.
    • Bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental health, or related science or engineering discipline (e.g., chemistry, toxicology, environmental science, human physiology, microbiology, health physics, physiology or closely related field).
    • Eight years of professional experience in two or more of the the listed job responsibilities.
    • Equivalent related combination of education and experience in research compliance with a focus in laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, and/or industrial hygiene may substitute.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Doctoral degree in related field.
    • Professional experience in a research-intensive academic setting.
    • Experience in a supervisory role.
    • Good standing as a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
    • Previous experience conducting reviews of research protocols such as in the capacity of an institutional committee (e.g., IACUC, IBC). Previous experience in a research setting in a health and safety enforcement capacity.
    • Familiarity with: import controls for hazardous materials; research activities impacted by the Chemical Weapons Convention; DHS CFATS regulations; Select Agent Toxins requirements; OSHA laboratory standard; Controlled Substances Act; HMTA; IATA; and TSCA.
    • Program management experience.
    • Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of monitoring and testing instruments.
    • Knowledge of occupational health standards, codes and regulations.
    • Demonstrated excellence in presentation and training delivery.
    • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations.
    Other Requirements:
    • Certified Industrial Hygiene (CIH) certification or ability to obtain CIH within 5 years of employment.
    • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification (or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire)
    • Kansas driver’s license within 6 months
    • Must be medically approved to wear respiratory protection, including but not limited to PAPR and SCBA. Participate in employer medical surveillance program, including annual medical evaluations and vaccination or titer testing
    • NIMS within one year
    • Knowledge of methods, procedures and techniques used in collecting samples and assessing hazardous environments and applicable regulations. Knowledge of toxicological effects of occupational hazards
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. 

    Applicants should upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information for at least three professional references.  Copies of transcripts(s) and applicable certifications will be required of final candidates.  Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable during interview/screening process.  Official copies of transcripts will be required if selected.

    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins May 22, 2017; applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.
    Salary Range / Pay Rate: $69,438 - $114,572
    Benefits Summary: This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/
    Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
    Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 
  • 10 May 2017 1:07 PM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Hazardous Materials Specialist (Senior)

    Recruitment #17-423150-01


    Approximate Salary: $75,809.21 - $92,146.57/year
    Opening Date: 5/5/2017 2:00:00 PM
    Final Filing Date: 5/24/2017 5:00:00 PM
    Contact Information: Monica Hedden (707)784-3425
    Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive
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    INTRODUCTION

    Protecting the Individual, the Public, and the Environment

    The Department of Resource Management is a comprehensive agency comprised of the Environmental Health Services, Building and Safety, Planning Services, Public Works, Parks and Administrative Services Divisions. The department provides for the well-being of Solano County's present and future residents and the public at-large through administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, land use planning, transportation and recreation. The Environmental Health Services Division is responsible for protecting public health and the environment by implementing environmental health programs in three broad areas:

    • The Consumer Protection Program which provides assistance for consumer oriented facilities and the health and well-being of County residents
    • The Technical Services Program which includes waste, water and land use
    • The Hazardous Materials Program which protects the environment and public health

    To learn more about the Department of Resource Management, please visit:
    http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rm/default.asp 

    THE POSITION

    This is an advance journey level, professional classification in the hazardous materials specialist series.  Incumbents in the class are required to regularly apply highly specialized knowledge and experience for regulation, permitting inspection, emergency response and enforcement work in such areas as hazardous materials management, hazardous waste management, hazardous incident response, UST’s, AST’s, LOP/SLIC site assessment and cleanup, RMP submissions for extremely hazardous materials, and other related programs.  Any of these programs may require coordination with other agencies such as State and Federal EPA.  Incumbents function with a high degree of independence and may serve in a lead capacity in performing field work and may provide training and education related to the program elements and compliance to staff, other agencies, and individuals subject to CUPA and LOP regulation.

     

    The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    EXPERIENCE:

    Three years of experience in Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Waste Management or Environmental Health and Safety regulation and enforcement of which at least one year of experience must be in hazardous materials/hazardous waste management; considerable and responsible experience directly related to the specific program assignment.

    EDUCATION/TRAINING:

    Must meet the educational requirements of Title 27 CCR Section 15260 (a)(3)(A)(ii) which includes a Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in biology, microbiology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, physical science, environmental science, geology or soil science, environmental health, environmental or sanitary engineering, toxicology, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, fire science, or fire technology.  See Document Submittal Requirements for more information.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    Must be a Certified Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector by the International Code Council.  See Document Submittal Requirements for more information.

    Must meet the requirements of Sections 15260 (d)(3)(A) and 15260(d)(3)(B) of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, which requires a minimum 100 hours of training or experience in regulatory enforcement techniques. 

    Must meet required health and safety training as per Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 5192.  See Document Submittal Requirements for more information. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C California driver’s license is required. 

    To view the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15828

    BENEFITS

    Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2017 calendar year is $1,430.11 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

    Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

    Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.  

    The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

    Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

    Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

    Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

    To review complete benefits information, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16512  

     Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

    To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: 
    http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

    SELECTION PROCESS

    05/24/17 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.

    06/01/17 – Tentative date for scoring supplemental questions.

    06/14/17 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

    Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

    A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

    All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

    RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

    Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

    Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

    DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor's Degree in one of the required fields and possession of an Underground Storage Tank Inspector Certification and the Health and Safety Training certificates or cards  that include a 40 hour Health and Safety Training (HAZWHOPPER) course and annual 8 hour refresher courses are required for this position. Additional application materials as requested in the job announcement are due by the final filing date.  All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) AND proof of their Underground Storage Tank Inspector Certification and the Health and Safety Training certificates or cards  that include a 40 hour Health and Safety Training (HAZWHOPPER) course and required annual 8 hour refresher course by the final filing date. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts and certificates by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

    PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

     How to Submit Your Documents

    In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com.  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Hazardous Materials Specialist - Senior) and the recruitment number (17-423150-01).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

    SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

    This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

    Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

     

    Did you submit current copies of Health and Safety Training certificates or cards that include a 40 hour Health and Safety Training (HAZWHOPPER) course and required annual 8 hour refresher courses?

    Yes No

    Did you submit a copy of your current Underground Storage Tank Inspector Certificate issued by the International Code Council (ICC)?

    Yes No

    Did you submit a copy of your college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred)?

    Yes No

    Briefly describe your training and experience in regulatory investigative techniques regarding Federal and State statutes and regulations on hazardous waste control.  Please include a description of when, where, and how the training or experience was obtained and the length of time involved.

    Briefly describe your training and experience in regulatory investigative techniques regarding Hazardous Waste classification.  Please include in your description when, where, and how the training or experience was obtained and the length of time involved. 

    Briefly describe your training and experience in regulatory investigative techniques in conducting an inspection, interviewing, inspection report writing, writing reports of violation, collection and preservation of evidence, and collection and preservation of samples.  Please include in your description when, where, and how the training or experience was obtained and the length of time involved.

    Briefly describe your training or experience in regulatory investigative enforcement techniques in enforcement response options, case development, witness training, rules of evidence, and the administrative hearing. Please include in your description when, where, and how the training or experience was obtained and the length of time involved.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

    To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions.  A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE.  Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons. 

    Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score.  Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score.  Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

    It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

    APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.

    This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

    SOLANO COUNTY

    Click here to take a video tour of Solano County

    The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

    Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

    With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

    County Population (January 2016): 431,498

    The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.  

     

    SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


    Click on a link below to apply for this position: 

    Fill out the Online Application NOW using the Internet. apply online
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at 707-784-6170 or apply for a job in person at the Human Resources Department.

  • 08 May 2017 9:16 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

    Waste Alternative Specialist

    $31,423.39 - $47,288.18 Annually

    Closing Date: 05/05/17

    Bachelor's degree and one year of public contact experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.  Experience with solid waste, recycling, and conducting public education programs.  This position requires the completion Microsoft  Access and Excel and Word and Powerpoint  standard skills assessment with a minimum score of moderate knowledge. These tests  can be taken at CareerSource NCF, located at 10 NW 6th Street, in Gainesville. Please call Human Resources at  (352) 374-5219 to confirm that your scores are on file if you have already submitted them. Scores must be received by the Alachua County Human Resources office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday after the position closes.


    To view instructions and schedule for skills assessments with Florida Works click 
    here.  You should scroll down to the Training and Assessment calendar to find the current calendar. Minimum Qualifications:

     

    Please apply on-line at http://www.alachuacounty.us/employment. Please direct inquiries regarding this position to (352) 374-5219.

    Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process.
    Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.
    ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
    OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST

     

    TDD users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)


    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M.F.V.D.

    Pursuant to Florida’s open records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.

  • 08 May 2017 9:15 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

    Environmental Specialist

    $36,689.74 - $55,212.56 Annually

    Closing Date: 05/12/17

    Bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, chemistry, natural science, or a related field and one year of related environmental experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination and criminal history background check are required prior to employment.  Applicants within six months of meeting the education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

     

    Please apply on-line at http://www.alachuacounty.us/employment. Please direct inquiries regarding this position to (352) 374-5219.

    Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated in the application process.
    Preference in initial appointment will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of disabled veterans.
    ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
    OF A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST

     

    TDD users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)


    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M.F.V.D.

    Pursuant to Florida’s open records law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.

  • 26 Apr 2017 11:00 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Carver County has just posted two seasonal (summer intern) positions for Assistant Environmentalists with Carver County, Minnesota.  The jobs will run for 500+ hours.  The job posting will be open for the next two weeks. 

    Find out more about these positions at https://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/employee-relations/job-opportunities  …including the job posting, etc.

    What a great chance to gather valuable “environmental” experience, while also spending most of your time outdoors in the great state of Minnesota!

  • 17 Apr 2017 9:37 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Hazardous Waste Technician

    Job ID 2017-2605

    Salary/Hourly Wage $22.38

    Closing Date Open until filled

    Department Solid Waste

    Location US-CO-Fort Collins

    More information about this job

    Overview

    Have you ever noticed the beautifully painted electrical boxes and pianos in Fort Collins and wondered where the paint came from for those pieces of art? Believe it or not, that paint came from the Larimer County Hazardous Waste Department! Did you know that we recycle hazardous materials such as paint, stains, weed killers and other hazardous materials that can not go into the landfill back out into the community for free? Want to be a part of this? We are looking for a skilled individual to join our team!

     

    The Hazardous Waste Technician performs technical work related to the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste program and Larimer County Government inter-departmental hazardous waste disposal. Interacts respectively with regard to household and County interdepartmental hazardous waste disposal issues, manages applicable environmental records, and maintains the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility.

    Details

    The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.   

     

    Specifically this person:

    • Screens and accept household hazardous waste from program participants.
    • Properly identifies, classifies, inventories, and stores household hazardous waste accepted at the county Household Hazardous Waste facility.
    • Cleans up spills according to Health and Safety standards.
    • Manages the Drop and Swap program.
    • Assists in developing and implementing new operational procedures.
    • Assists with public education.

    To view the complete job description and physical requirements for this position, click here.

     

    Qualifications:

    • One year of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
    • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Chemistry, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related field or an Associates degree in Hazardous Materials Technology.
    • Possession of, and ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Drivers License.
    • Possession of or ability to obtain OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Certification.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

    This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

     

     

    Employee Benefits

    In addition to competitive, market-based pay, Larimer County offers excellent employee benefits for all ​regular and limited term employees. 

     

    Larimer County benefits include:

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Retirement plans - mandatory 401(a) & voluntary 457(b)
    • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • ​E​mployee Wellness Program 

    • ​​Wellness Clinic ​(must be enrolled in the County's medical plan)​

    • Professional development​ trainings

    Click here for more details.

     

    Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.

  • 17 Apr 2017 9:37 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)

    Hazardous Waste Assistant TEMP

    Job ID 2017-2597

    Salary/Hourly Wage $16.81

    Closing Date Open till Filled

    Department Solid Waste

    Location US-CO-Fort Collins

    More information about this job

    Overview

    Have you ever noticed the beautifully painted electrical boxes and pianos in Fort Collins and wondered where the paint came from for those pieces of art? Believe it or not, that paint came from the Larimer County Hazardous Waste Department! Did you know that we recycle hazardous materials such as paint, stains, weed killers and other hazardous materials that can not go into the landfill back out into the community for free? Want to be a part of this? Larimer County's Solid Waste Department is looking for a Hazardous Waste Assistant Temp to join our team!

     

    The Hazardous Waste Assistant Temp performs assistance to the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste program and Larimer County Government inter-departmental hazardous waste disposal. Interacts respectively with regard to household and County interdepartmental hazardous waste disposal issues, assists in processing and packaging waste for shipment, and maintains the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility.

    Details

    The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

     

    Specifically this position:

    • Provide customers service at the Household Hazardous Waste collection facility.
    • Assist in the screening and acceptance of household hazardous waste from program participants.
    • Assist with inventory and storage of hazardous waste.
    • Keep the collection facility clean and maintain an appropriate level of hygiene.
    • Assist in the consolidation of household hazardous waste through the use of lab-packing and loose-packing methods.
    • Assist with bulking various waste materials by pouring off materials into drums or through the use of a commercial can crusher.
    • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

    To see the complete job description and physical requirements for this position, click here. 

     

    Qualifications:

    • One year of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
    • High school diploma or GED required.
    • OSHA 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Certification, or abilitiy to obtain this certification required.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
    • An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

    This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time.  Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.

    Employee Benefits

    In addition to competitive, market-based pay, Larimer County offers excellent employee benefits for all ​regular and limited term employees. 

    Larimer County benefits include:

    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Retirement plans - mandatory 401(a) & voluntary 457(b)
    • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
    • Long-term and short-term disability
    • Life insurance
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • ​E​mployee Wellness Program 

    • ​​Wellness Clinic ​(must be enrolled in the County's medical plan)​

    • Professional development​ trainings

    Click here for more details.

    Temporary employees may qualify for medical benefits if eligibility requirements are met.

  • 13 Feb 2017 10:53 AM | Nicole Plese (Administrator)
    HWTR Communication and Outreach Unit Supervisor

    Salary   $66,775.00 - $85,560.00 AnnuallyLocation   Thurston County – Lacey, WA

    Job Type Full Time - PermanentDepartment Dept. of Ecology

    Job Number 2017-HWTR2919-00984Closing 2/19/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

    Description

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    Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
     

    Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

    The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Communication and Outreach Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Building (HQ) in Lacey, WA.

    The Communication and Outreach Unit Supervisor position supports HWTR priorities to reduce the generation of hazardous waste and toxic substance use, increase safe management of hazardous substances and waste through technical assistance, increase compliance with dangerous waste regulations, improve community access to hazardous substance and waste information, reduce toxic chemicals in products, and promote safer alternatives. 
     
    This position supervises and directs the work of staff in the Communication and Outreach Unit.  The specific priorities of the unit are to: 1) promote safe hazardous waste management and pollution prevention through education and outreach to business; 2) tell the HWTR story and provide complete, accurate, easy-to-understand information to business and the public via publications and the web; 3) protect public health and safety by providing access to Community-Right-to-Know data to emergency responders and the public; 4) develop resources to assist program staff to communicate with key audiences.    
     
    We are looking for applicants who possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, great people skills, and are able to be effective with diverse audiences.
     
    As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism, and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

    To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at: www.ecy.wa.gov.


    Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


    Duties

    HWTR Communication and Outreach Unit Supervisor description image
     

    The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is made up of people dedicated to fostering sustainability, preventing pollution, and promoting safe waste management. We do many different things in a coordinated approach to protect the people and environment of Washington from pollution from hazardous products and waste.

    The Communication and Outreach Unit Supervisor works in conjunction with the HWTR Information Management & Communication Section Manager, determines the policy and the direction of activities for this workgroup through the annual program plan. In addition, this position provides work assignments and direction, job performance evaluations, and if needed - correction of work performance.
     
    The supervisor directs nine (9) professional staff members that provide tools and expertise for communicating the program's vital information to businesses, governmental agencies, and the public regarding hazardous waste management and pollution prevention. Communication tools include developing resources in print, for the web, for presentation, video, and employing social media. These efforts include supervision of the Hazardous Substance Information and Education Office (HSIEO), which manages and distributes Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know data. The HSIEO also provides information to the public. These activities support the agency's priority to reduce toxic threats.

    Some of the key work activities include:

    • Plans, leads, organizes, and directs the work performed by the unit. Ensures appropriate and optimal use of the unit's resources and enhances the effectiveness of employees through timely evaluation and professional development opportunities. 
    • Manages recruiting and hiring of staff in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement by and between the State of Washington and Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) and with civil service rules.
    • Plans and schedules unit workload, coordinates annual planning, establishes priorities, assigns tasks, monitors status of unit tasks and commitments, and ensures timeliness of employee assignments.
    • Evaluates unit staffing needs, initiates personnel actions, prepares position descriptions and essential functions analyses, recommends staff hires, arranges training and professional development opportunities, evaluates staff performance, and initiates or recommends corrective actions.
    • Approves leave, timesheets, training requests, travel expense vouchers, and purchasing requests.
      Takes part in annual program planning to ensure strategic and efficient use of staff resources that meet program needs, objectives, and goals.
    • Develops presentations, video, publications, web content, and outreach activities to be used to provide technical assistance on hazardous waste management, waste designation, sustainability, and pollution prevention to the businesses, governmental agencies, and the public. Collects feedback and analyzes web trends to continue to improve our products. Uses social media tools as appropriate.
    • Directs activities of the Hazardous Substance and Information and Education Office (HSIEO) that includes both federal and state Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements.
    • Provides oversight management of EPCRA data systems, and plans for system upgrades and IT projects.
    • Works closely with members of the Ecology's Communication Office, including the program's Communication Manager. 
    • Supports the program's Plain Talk Implementation in coordination with the agency's Plain Talk policies and resources. This includes actively supporting quality document / text review for proper grammar, punctuation, and formatting.
    • Supports and coordinates with the program's toxics reduction efforts and Toxic Innovation Leadership Team, the Compliance Network, and Corrective Action efforts to develop, communicates about and implements statewide program policies and procedures, and addresses program-wide technical issues.
    • Recommends and implements policies and procedures to ensure that our publications, web, and other outreach materials are maintained such that they are current, accurate, and easy to understand. Also, manages development and reviews procedures to be conducted as efficiently as possible. 
    • Develops, manages, and conducts programs and special projects related to dangerous waste compliance, pollution prevention, and outreach to key audiences that take tactical advantage of resources internally and externally.
    • Ensures that unit staff members manage their records according to the retention schedules and guidelines.  
    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:
     
    A Bachelor's degree in: environmental sciences, planning, business, communications, or public administration or closely allied field.
     
    AND
     
    Four (4) years of experience in environmental analysis, control, communications, or planning.
     
     
    Desired Qualifications:
     
    One (1) year of experience as an Environmental Specialist 3, Environmental Engineer 2, Environmental Planner 2 or equivalent or higher.
     

    Supplemental Information


    Application Instructions:
     

    Applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to your application:

    • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
    • A copy of your resume.
    • Two writing samples for which you were the primary author.

     

    Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

    Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

    Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

    If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."



    Other Information:


    If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

    If you have specific questions about the position, please email Jean Rushing at: jean.rushing@ecy.wa.gov.  Please do not contact Jean to inquire about the status of your application.

    The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

    The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

    AgencyState of Washington

    AddressView Job Posting for Agency Information

    View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

    Websitehttp://www.careers.wa.gov

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