Hazardous Material Specialist II (#RP6012)
$30.24-$36.75 Hourly / $5,240.93-$6,370.39 Monthly / $62,891.24-$76,444.69 Yearly


Under general supervision performs hazardous material inspections, and provides other technical assistance; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service.


This classification is the journey level class in the Hazardous Materials Specialist series. An employee in this class is a full journey level Hazardous Materials Specialist responsible for hazardous material inspections, emergency hazardous material response and providing other technical assistance.


  • Inspects businesses for compliance with state hazardous material laws; verifies presence of on-site business plan, site map, spill and safety equipment, accurate chemical inventory and proper storage of chemicals.
  • Reviews hazardous material business plans for completeness, accuracy and content; provides technical assistance to businesses in preparing chemical inventories and developing spill, release and evacuation procedures.
  • Responds to hazardous material incidents; samples and identifies unknown substances; properly handles hazardous material for disposal; recommends or provides remediation; equips County hazardous material response vehicle; cleans and maintains equipment and supplies; uses protective hazardous material equipment.
  • Determines fees charged to businesses according to types and quantities of hazardous material stored; adjusts fees in response to changes in chemical inventory.
  • Prepares incident reports, correspondence; maintains equipment inventory and maintenance records.
  • May provide incident response training to first responders and other agencies; may provide hazardous material safety training to various businesses.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence.


Education: Completion of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours in an accredited college or university with major coursework in chemistry or a physical, biological or fire science, or a closely related field.

Experience: Two years experience in emergency response or the regulation of hazardous material, including responsibility for hazardous material evaluation and recovery, including at least one year at a level equivalent to Hazardous Materials Specialist I in San Joaquin County.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid California driver's license; and certification from the State of California as a Hazardous Materials Specialist. Incumbents hired prior to the adoption of this classification will not be required to have the Hazardous Materials Specialist certificate.


State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to hazardous material; methods, techniques and practices used in the determination and elimination of hazardous waste material; knowledge of transporting and disposing of hazardous waste material and toxic substances; proper hazardous material emergency response techniques.


Investigate, evaluate findings and prepare recommendations for elimination and control of hazardous material; work accurately and effectively under pressure; meet physical requirements; write clear, concise reports; deal effectively with members of the business community, other public agencies and the general public.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RP6012; EST: 12/12/1990;