Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (Resource Recovery Program)

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $125,460 - $152,496 Annually
Open Date: 01/10/2022
Close Date: 01/28/2022

Position Description

Opens online at www.ebmud.com/jobs on Monday, January 10, 2022
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022
Internal Reference # 22-008

Reporting to the Supervisor of the Resource Recovery (R2) Program, the Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist provides direction to Program staff, coordinates with Operations and Maintenance personnel, directs cleanup contractors and communicates with Program customers to ensure compliance with pretreatment regulations for discharge to the wastewater treatment facility. The R2 Program is responsible for regulating the discharge of trucked waste to East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant (MWWTP) and includes work related to renewable energy recovery from these waste streams.

Typical duties of the position include:
• Managing the assessment of waste streams and the impact of their various constituents on wastewater treatment processes or effluent quality.
• Review of waste stream permit applications to ensure compliance with pretreatment and effluent discharge regulations.
• Communicating with regulatory agencies on behalf of the R2 Program.
• Providing technical direction and training for R2 staff including Senior Wastewater Control Inspector, Wastewater Control Representative, and administrative support.
• Assisting in the development and implementation of programs required by regulations and research projects.

The ideal candidate will have experience in environmental compliance investigation and reporting, or enforcement of regulations which involved the review of water, wastewater, or air pollution control industrial processes.

The salary range is $10,455 per month increasing to $10,978, $11,527, $12, 103, and $12,708) after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

1. A bachelor’s degree with major work in environmental science, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering or a closely related field and EITHER
2a. Two years of experience equivalent to Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II OR,
2b. Four years of experience in environmental compliance investigation and reporting, or enforcement of regulations which involved the review of water, wastewater or air pollution control industrial processes.
3. Possession of a California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.

Must be willing to work under adverse conditions while collecting samples or conducting field studies. Must be willing to work overtime and standby as needed. Must be willing to be clean-shaven on a scheduled basis as required to wear respiratory protection equipment.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements.*

*Contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at www.ebmud.com/jobs by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability www.ebmud.com

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