Santa Clarita

 The City of Santa Clarita, is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, California.  

Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Sep 11, 2018
Full time
Under the direction of the Assistant City Engineer in the Capital Improvement Projects division, this position oversees the environmental regulatory compliance for the City projects.   Duties and Responsibilities :   • Assists with identifying and implementing the environmental regulations associated with capital projects and how to reduce the impact of those regulations through planning, design, and construction alternatives; associates timelines and costs for the environmental activities • Oversees, assembles, reviews, and revises permit application materials and environmental documents; evaluates environmental permits, negotiates conditions with agencies, and provides alternatives for those which are obstacles to construction • Assists capital project managers with incorporating environmental permit conditions and regulatory requirements into construction specifications and plans; educates contractors on the environmental requirements and expectations for each project; audits compliance and informs project managers • Assists capital project managers with preparing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Notices of Exemption or scopes of work for assembling Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, or Environmental Impact Reports; assists with review of Initial Studies and technical studies; facilitates Native American Tribal consultations and serves as a liaison with the California Native American Tribe(s) on issues with capital projects • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of federal, state, and local resource protection agencies, including California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Board, L.A. County Department of Public Works Environmental Programs Division, L.A. County Fire Department Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District • Serves as a resource for staff regarding environmental regulatory requirements, permitting mechanisms, interpreting biological and botanical reports, impacts to areas jurisdictional to resource protection agencies, archaeological and paleontological resources; identifies alternatives and/or mitigation measures to offset project impacts; serves as a mentor for staff who wish to expand their knowledge of environmental regulations and their application • Administers storm water permitting through the State Water Resources Control Board's SMARTS website; assembles and processes Notices of Intent, Changes of Information,   Notices of Termination, Ad Hoc Reports, Risk-level calculations, and Annual Reports; demonstrates complete familiarity with all aspects of the program. Assembles, reviews, and approves storm water pollution prevention plans, and notices of termination closure reports • Develops and provide staff training associated with construction storm water compliance, endangered species, impacts to waters of the U.S. and of state, hazardous waste management, air quality permitting, CEQA and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental requirements  Education and Experience : • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, engineering, construction, public administration, or related field   • Four years of experience in environmental compliance for capital projects or in project management • Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary will be considered   • A valid Class C California driver's license  Knowledge and Abilities:• Understanding of sampling and laboratory requirements for water and soil chemistry and the ability to assemble data in tabular format to represent compliance status for reporting; review laboratory and analytical reports for water quality, hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and other constituents; and understand regulatory thresholds and action levels. • Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other environmental regulations. • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze problems, be an innovative and strategic thinker, identify effective solutions, make sound decisions, and implement changes • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to clearly convey complex information   • Strong project management skills and the ability to oversee and manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously • Strong written communication skills and the ability to develop comprehensive technical correspondence and reports   • Knowledge of and ability to interpret complex environmental and construction-related reports • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, consultants, and outside agencies • Ability to take initiative and work independently   • Ability to function as an integral part of a cohesive team • Ability to lift, drag, and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds   Additional Information : An online completed City application form is required to apply for this position. All employment information must be provided on the application. Providing a resume is not a substitute for completing this section of the application. Applications left incomplete, or with a reference to attachments may be rejected. The selection process will include one or more of the following: written exam, technical knowledge assessment, writing skill assessment, and/or oral interviews. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications and are selected for interviews will be required to disclose information regarding criminal convictions. If you require special accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources for assistance.   All offers of regular employment with the City of Santa Clarita are made contingent upon receipt of proof of legal right to work in the United States, successful completion of a post-offer pre-employment physical, which may include a drug screen and Department of Justice fingerprinting. Criminal offender information will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The City uses the E-Verify program to electronically confirm work authorization of newly hired employees. All new employees are required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull-Notice Program. This program authorizes the City to receive a driver record report upon enrollment and during employment. Only degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be accepted.   Compensation includes enrollment in California Public Employees' Retirement System as a replacement for Social Security plus a competitive benefits package. All appointments are made at step 1 of the salary range unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager. The City of Santa Clarita is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com