Environmental Program Manager

  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA
  • Mar 14, 2018
Full time Administrator/Executive Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description


To receive first consideration for the screening process, the Human Resources Department must receive completed resume packets no later than 4:00 p.m., April 3, 2018.   Resume Packets must include a "Letter of Interest and Intent"and a detailed resume.  Applicants may submit resume packets using the "Apply Now" feature from the job announcement on www.santaclaraca.gov or submit hard copies to the City of Santa Clara Human Resources Department,1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95050.

The Environmental Program Manager annual salary is $116,628.00 with the potential to go up to $150,924.00

The City offers a number of benefits to management employees, including:
CalPERS Retirement Plan/Social Security: California Public Employees' Retirement System integrated with Social Security.  CalPERS 8% employee contribution. Social Security, FICA employee contribution: 7.65% of earnings (6.2% Social Security + 1.45% Medicare).

CalPERS Pension: 2.7% @ 55 for Classic Employees (no EPMC), 2% @ 62 for new CalPERS employees.

For a complete list of benefits, please visit www.santaclaraca.gov.

The Environmental Programs Manager leads a dynamic team to implement the City's urban run-off pollution prevention program and  solid waste, recycling and waste reduction efforts.

The Environmental Program Manager supervises and assigns staff and monitors contractors responsible for the implementation of environmental programs and services. The incumbent will plan, develop and administer solid waste and recycling and urban runoff pollution prevention programs.  
As a member of the City's unclassified service, this is an "at-will" position. The incumbent serves at the discretion of the City Manager. An incumbent in this classification: demonstrates strong ethical, professional, and service-oriented leadership and interpersonal skills; sets a good example; and correctly applies the tenets of the City's Code of Ethics and Values.

Typical Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, implements and coordinates the City's source reduction, recycling, and household hazardous waste services
  • Plans, implements and coordinates the City's urban runoff pollution prevention program activities to comply with stormwater regulations
  • Plans, implements and coordinates programs that support the City's environmental sustainability objectives
  • Creates and implements public outreach campaigns that support environmental program activities
  • Coordinates volunteer activities
  • Prepares and administers contracts related to solid waste, recycling, source reduction and urban runoff pollution prevention
  • Writes requests for proposals, reports to council, and grant applications
  • Compiles and analyzes data necessary to prepare reports and make recommendations
  • Monitors City's progress in complying with federal, state, local laws and regulations relative to environmental programs
  • Develops program policies, goals, and procedures
  • Participates in budget preparation and customer rate setting processes
  • Selects and trains employees; plans, organizes and directs work of staff
  • Serves as liaison to regulatory agencies, private businesses, and the public
  • Represents the City at outside meetings; and
  • Responds to and resolves complaints and service issues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Social Science, Engineering, or related studies; and
  • Four (4) years of experience in developing, promoting and operating recycling, source reduction, household hazardous waste, solid waste, sustainability, or urban runoff  pollution prevention programs; and
  • One (1) year of lead or supervisory experience

Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class C driver's license is required at time of appointment and for the duration of employment.


  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment
  • Incumbents of this classification may be required to work odd and unusual hours

Incumbents in this position are required to file a Conflict of Interest statement upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office, in accordance with City Manager Directive 100.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Environmental programs related to urban runoff pollution prevention, solid waste, recycling, source reduction, and household hazardous waste
  • Federal, state, local laws and regulations pertaining to assigned programs
  • Principles and practices of contract proposal, preparation, and administration
  • Principles and practices of business and public management
  • Building permit process and applicable stormwater requirements
  • Budget development and administration
  • Social media platforms and public outreach technology
  • Public relations, advertising, and promotional approaches to gain program support and compliance
  • Supervisory and leadership techniques to motivate and direct personnel
  • Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, direct and implement solid waste, recycling, source reduction, household hazardous waste, and urban runoff pollution prevention programs
  • Present statistical and narrative reports or correspondence including recommendations clearly, concisely, logically, accurately and convincingly in oral and written form
  • Utilize social media platforms and other electronic outreach tools to effectively engage the public
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Speak and make presentations to large audiences
  • Establish and maintain tactful and constructive relationships by collaborating with City employees including elected and senior officials and managers, the general public, and other governmental representatives
  • Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals
  • Work effectively and coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously in time-sensitive situations and meet deadlines
  • Understand, interpret, and apply rules, standards, procedures, laws and regulations to persuade others to accept or adopt recommendations
  • Train and teach staff on new programs and regulations
  • Formulate reasonable and effective conclusions
  • Operate standard office equipment
  • Train, motivate, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff and their work; and
  • Walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, and lift as necessary to perform assigned duties.

Job Level

Senior-level, Executive-level


Government- Local/Regional


$116,628.00 with the potential to go up to $150,924.00