County of Alameda

Environmental Program Manager (#9698)

Bargaining Unit: CEMU - Civil Engineer Mgmt (R30)
$72.16-$87.76 Hourly / $5,772.80-$7,020.80 BiWeekly /
$12,507.73-$15,211.73 Monthly / $150,092.80-$182,540.80 Yearly

Under general direction, to plan, direct, administer and evaluate the County-wide environmental programs, including but not limited to underground storage tanks, asbestos remediation, and indoor air quality for County-owned buildings and property; to manage, coordinate, administer and prioritize the work of consultants and contractors; and to do related work as required.


This position is distinguished from the Environmental Project Manager by having greater responsibility for the effective management and control of the County's environmental programs and activities located in the General Services Agency. The Environmental Program Manager oversees several major programs and a variety of smaller environmental related projects while the Environmental Project Manager is assigned specific projects to manage and upon completion is assigned other priorities as determined by the Environmental Program Manager. Environmental Program Managers are further distinguished by having responsibility for policy and administrative activities.

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 duties listed.

1. Directs an organizational unit engaged in advising and assisting agency staff and management to comply with environmental laws and regulations in agency activities, as well as conducting technical environmental and other studies in support of such activities.

2. Assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff in the analysis of the environmental effects of Agency activities; prepares and processes documents for compliance of Agency activities with environmental laws and regulations; coordinates with staffs of environmental regulatory agencies; and public relations relating to environmental matters.

3. Assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff engaged in conducting asbestos, indoor air quality and underground storage tank management programs; conducts technical environmental, engineering and other studies in support of such activities.

4. Develops and provides mandated training in asbestos and other regulated environmental areas to Agency personnel.

5. Manages the County's Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifesting Program.

6. Establishes standards and procedures for unit activities to ensure unit goals are met.

7. Assists Agency in formulating policy relating to environmental regulatory compliance, indoor air quality management, and the management of asbestos and other hazardous materials in County facilities.

8. Interviews applicants for employment and makes recommendations in hiring personnel; trains and oversees training of new staff, evaluates performance and promotes development of staff.

9. Represents the Agency regarding regulatory matters in discussions/meetings with Federal, State, regional, local entities and the public; acts as Agency's representative on interagency and other committees.

10. Conducts and participates in public meetings and other forums as the Agency's representative.

11. Assists in the preparation and administration of the budget for the unit.


Either I


The equivalent of one-year full-time experience as an Environmental Project Manager in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management and Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, environmental science or a closely related field,



The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible full-time professional experience in a public agency or private firm conducting environmental studies and preparing and processing the associated documents for compliance with environmental regulation, laws and/or conducting complex indoor air quality investigation; at least two years of which were spent in a supervisory or administrative capacity.


Registration by the State of California as a Professional Engineer or Environmental Professional, Certified Asbestos Consultant or recognition by the National Association of Environmental Professionals as a Certified Environmental Professional.

Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and techniques of engineering design, building heating ventilating and air-conditioning systems and construction contracts and agreements.
• College level natural science (e.g., biology, microbiology, zoology, and/or ecology).
• College level physical science (e.g., physics, chemistry, geology hydrogeology, and Thermodynamics).
• Basic surveying, drafting and graphic arts.
• Federal, State and local environmental laws and regulation.
• Methods of environmental assessment and mitigation.
• Management and control of toxic substances and hazardous materials.


• Establishment and maintenance of cooperative relationships with other divisions and agencies.
• Preparation of comprehensive studies and reports.
• Performance of difficult technical research.
• Managerial Control.
• Planning and organization.
• Decision making.
• Oral and written communication.
• Supervision of professionals and para-professionals.
• Budget analysis.
• Preparation, negotiation, implementation and administration of legal contracts.
• Adaptation to stress.
• Organization of studies of building mechanical systems and evaluation of data.

Old document: 1274H
New document: Jobspeca/9698
CSC Date: 1/11/95
RE:cs Revised 8/1/13
CSC Date: 8/21/13


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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