Under general direction, directs and coordinates facility operations
for the County’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program, including the
collection and safe disposal of HHW, universal waste, and Conditionally Exempt
and Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) waste; and does related or other work as
required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
An incumbent in this class is responsible for planning,
organizing, and directing day-to-day HHW facility operations in a manner that
facilitates the efficient and appropriate collection and disposal of HHW and is
compliant with regulatory requirements. The
incumbent may direct and oversee the work of subordinate contractor staff,
and/or may supervise a small crew of County employees.
implements the operations of a HHW collection facility; monitors operational
performance and ensures that work is progressing in accordance with established
plans and schedules; investigates complaints concerning the condition of the facilities,
regulatory issues, or the actions of staff.
directs the work activities of contractors and/or County employees; prepares
work schedules; provides training on HHW-related methods and procedures,
equipment, regulatory requirements, and technical activities; may participate
in interviewing, selecting, and evaluating staff; may recommend corrective
and/or disciplinary actions, as necessary.
and activities for compliance with regulatory requirements and safety standards;
makes recommendations for improvement; identifies areas of risk or non-compliance;
takes actions to ensure the safety of personnel and customers, and recommends changes
to policies and/or procedures in order to resolve problems.
collection equipment and supplies; inspects facilities to identify maintenance
needs; recommends priorities and prepares cost estimates.
proper manifesting of HHW shipments in accordance with regulations; maintains
records of incoming and outgoing HHW and universal waste shipments.
records of work and other operational documentation; prepares reports and
appropriate public relations and customer service at HHW facilities; may
communicate with, and represent the Department to, federal, state, local, and
other agencies regarding assigned areas.
with grant applications and permit inspections, and with performing other administrative
tasks pertaining to the HHW program.
License: Possession of valid California driver’s
Certificates/Training: 1) possession of a
certificate of completion of training (generally 40 hours) in Hazardous Waste Operations
and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), as well as certification of current HAZWOPER
refresher training (generally 8 hours) as required by the Code of Federal
Regulations 29, Part 1910 (Occupational Health and Safety Standards); AND 2) possession of a certificate of completion
of training (generally 4 hours) that complies with Cal-OSHA requirements regarding
the operation of a forklift.
Experience: Four years of experience
at a household hazardous waste collection facility that included responsibility
for identifying, collecting, storing, and disposing of household hazardous
policies, and procedures relevant to hazardous waste collection facilities,
including emergency response procedures; methods and equipment used in the maintenance
or operation of hazardous waste management facilities; principles and practices
of exceptional public relations; operating characteristics and maintenance
requirements of equipment used in identifying, collecting, storing, and
disposing of hazardous waste; safety hazards and appropriate precautions
applicable to working in a hazardous waste collection facility, including the hazards
pertaining to the operation of heavy equipment, and precautionary measures to
be observed; the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or clothing; principles
and practices of supervision, leadership, and training; modern office automation technology
and computer software programs relevant to department operations.
Plan, organize, assign and coordinate the work of staff and equipment; distinguish
between hazardous and non-hazardous substances; interpret and explain
procedures, rules, regulations and safety precautions to staff and the public;
analyze household hazardous waste items in order to prepare them for proper
storage, and/or transport; read and interpret labels, specifications,
regulations, and related materials; wear protective clothing, glasses, and
equipment; understand, interpret and carry out written and oral instructions;
read and interpret plans, diagrams or sketches; maintain a variety of records
and documents, including those related to the collection of fees; operate computers and related software; maintain
records and prepare reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff,
contractors, and the public.
Mobility – frequent
operation of a data entry device; frequent sitting, standing, walking, pushing,
pulling, bending, and climbing for extended periods of time; occasional
- frequently 5 to 30 lbs or less; occasional – 30 to 70 lbs;
frequent restraining, lifting and/or turning heavy objects;Visual – frequent use of good
overall vision, color perception, and depth perception; occasional reading and
close-up work; frequent use of normal hand and eye coordination; frequent use of good field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity - frequent holding, reaching;
grasping; repetitive motion; occasional writing; Hearing/Talking-
frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the radio, talking in
person; constant exposure to heavy equipment and machinery noise; occasional need to hear
faint sounds;Emotional/Psychological – frequent
use of public contact, concentration, and decision making skills; frequent risk
of exposure to hazardous materials; occasional working alone; occasional
dealing with emergency situations; Special Requirements –may
require working overtime, weekends and nights; must be able to wear
self-contained breathing apparatus for chemical exposure protection; in
compliance with Cal/OSHA standards, must be free of facial hair that would
interfere with the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus; Environmental
– frequent exposure to cold/heat, dirt, dust, fumes, and varied weather
conditions; frequent work in or around traffic and/or equipment.