Environmental Services Coordinator

  • Goleta CA
  • Goleta, CA, USA
  • Oct 09, 2019
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


Under the direction of the Community Services Director, develops, implements, coordinates, and monitors environmental services programs in assigned areas of emphasis, such as municipal solid waste management, recycling, stormwater quality and other related programs.  Performs a variety of research, program design and management, analysis, regulatory permitting and professional/technical administrative duties.
Positions in this class perform a full range of duties in one or more of the assigned environmental programs including waste management, stormwater quality and other environmental programs.  Incumbents function independently when performing day to day program administration and are give latitude for decision making and in recommending policy and solutions to problems.  This position requires specialized knowledge and abilities in the designated program areas as well as providing oversight to contractors.

Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for positions in this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all listed job functions, nor are all listed duties necessarily performed by everyone in this class depending upon business need and changing business practices:

  1. Plans, coordinates, implements, and participates in assigned environmental program areas including waste management, stormwater quality and other environmental areas to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local mandates, and in accordance with pertinent guidelines, regulations and ordinances;
  2. Coordinates, monitors and oversees the work of contractors, consultants and volunteers in the implementation and maintenance of assigned program/project areas;
  3. Manages, monitors and coordinates the City's franchise agreements for refuse and recycling collection.  Manages AB 939 compliance and residential and commercial recycling and waste diversion programs;
  4. Works closely with solid waste haulers in designing and developing a variety of waste management/recycling programs to accomplish the City's mandated and desired waste management goals and objectives;
  5. Administers Household Hazardous Waste and Regional Recycling program agreements;
  6. Manages, monitors and coordinated various public education and outreach programs associated with City's solid waste and stormwater quality programs;
  7. Manages, monitors and coordinates  audits and reviews to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of existing programs as well as determine the need for new programs;
  8. Manages, monitors and coordinates the implementation of the City's Storm Water Management Program  to reduce non-storm water discharges within the city limits per the City's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) municipal stormwater permit requirement;
  9. Administers stormwater inspection programs in compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
  10. Serves as a City liaison, actively interacting with regional bodies, such as the Multi-Jurisdictional Sold Waste Task Group, Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Barbara County Regional Reporting Authority, and the Intergovernmental Committee on Storm Water Management;
  11. Coordinates, oversees and participates in the design and development of various public education, advertising and other presentations regarding assigned environmental programs;
  12. Participates in the City's Development Review process;
  13. Assists with the creation of a two-year division budget; monitor revenues and expenditures; control expenditures; prepare periodic reports and updates regarding assigned budget;
  14. Prepares complex memoranda, letters, staff reports, and administrative guidelines pertaining to assigned projects; maintains records of projects, activities and materials; prepares and presents oral staff reports at City Council meetings as needed;
  15. Develops and prepares Requests for Proposals/Qualifications for distribution to vendors and contractors to obtain necessary services according to the City's procedures and guidelines; evaluates proposals and participates in the selection process; provides day to day contract administration; and evaluates contractor's performance according to contractual agreement;
  16. Acts as a primary resource and liaison between assigned environmental programs and local residents, interested parties and the general public regarding inquiries and complaints;
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Education, Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Solid Waste Management, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Policy, Public Administration, Hydrology or a similar field. 


  • Two to four years of professional-level experience working with environmental services programs in areas such as solid waste, recycling or stormwater quality management.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of:

  • Principles of solid waste management, including waste reduction, handling, processing, recycling, composting and disposal;
  • State and federal laws pertaining to solid waste management and stormwater quality;
  • California State Integrated Waste Management Board and Water Quality Control Board regulations;
  • Current environmental best management practices and compliance techniques/technologies;
  • Principles and practices of municipal government administration, operations and management;
  • Methods and techniques of research and report presentation;
  • Basic understanding of contract administration and evaluation;
  • Principles and practices of governmental budgeting;
  • Modern office practices and methods; computer and other related equipment and applicable software;
  • Standard English usage and grammar;
  • Safe driving principles and practices.

Ability to:

  • Gather, analyze and interpret technical and numerical information;
  • Develop policies and procedures for areas of assignment;
  • Research, analyze and recommend solutions to administrative and other management problems;
  • Analyze budgets, reports and various service proposals;
  • Learn and participate in the competitive bid process;
  • Read and comprehend technical information, as well as legislative/regulatory material;
  • Communicate effectively, tactfully and persuasively in both oral and written forms;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; calmly handle complaints and problems;
  • Understand and follow verbal and written directions; work safely and efficiently.
  • Use a desktop computer and associated applications, including word processing and spreadsheet software.

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$94,772.00 - $120,956.00 Annually