Environmental Program Manager I

  • Sacramento County
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Management Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

The Position

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

This is a limited-continuous filing exam. The filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:

10/30/2020 and 11/13/2020 (Final)
The Environmental Program Manager I performs the full scope of management work over programs concerned with present and future environmental issues related to safeguarding the public interest and ensuring the high quality standards necessary to protect both public health and the environment.

Under general direction, the Environmental Program Manager I is responsible for the day-to-day management of the people and budget and the operational integration and coordination of environmental programs, components, and/or service areas that are highly sensitive and complex in nature. Staff oversight is usually delegated through supervisors and/or advanced practitioners and typically involves planning, organizing, executing, controlling and evaluating the final products and services. Incumbents function in a liaison capacity and coordinate program activities, products and services with other governmental agencies, county departments, and the private sector.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of

  • Laws, codes, regulations, and policies affecting the programs, services, and operations of the department
  • Principles of environmental ecology
  • Principles of environmental compliance assurance
  • Effects of waste material on water quality and land quality and the interactions of waste with the environment
  • Environmental practices with special reference to their general effect on human health and the quality of the environment
  • Principles of chemistry and chemical reactions
  • Statistical methods and analysis
  • Principles and practices of scientific and technical problem solving
  • Principles and methods of program development, project management, and program/project analysis and evaluation
  • Principles of public administration and public sector budget development and administration
  • Principles, practices and techniques of staff management, supervision, mentoring, training, performance evaluations, discipline, employer-employee relations and conflict resolution
  • Sacramento County Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Team dynamics and team building

Ability to

  • Plan, organize, administer, and evaluate the operations and services of a division, program, or unit within the department
  • Develop and administer a division or program budget; work with subordinate managers or supervisors in program budget development and administration
  • Establish, monitor and control projects and schedules to meet goals and objectives
  • Manage, supervise, train, and coach managers and senior level scientific and professional staff
  • Maintain responsibility for staff evaluations; oversee and direct staff development and employee training; and respond to and adjust grievances
  • Manage, direct, and organize the collection of environmental data and information
  • Recognize problems, analyze and evaluate complex environmental data; develop recommendations or solutions and take appropriate actions
  • Review and interpret impact of legislative changes
  • Manage the development and presentation of scientific studies and reports
  • Develop innovative solutions for difficult and complex environmental management problems
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Effectively represent the department in contacts and relationships with the public, local business community and other government agencies and media

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Either: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major in health science, public health, natural science, physical science, environmental science, or a related field.

Two years of supervisory experience at a level equivalent to the Environmental Specialist IV class within Sacramento County service.

Or: Possession of split off rights as granted by the Civil Service Commission and Board of Supervisors via SRA #90-85.

Note: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in health science, public health, natural science, business or public administration, physical science, environmental science, or a related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable.  Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here (Download PDF reader) or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements:
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, keyboards, telephones, calculators, and copiers.

Work Schedule and Conditions:
Incumbents are subject to work in adverse weather conditions, emergency situations, and perform duties during other than normal working hours, as necessary.

General License Requirements:
All classes in this series require possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, before the date of appointment. Failure to obtain and maintain this license constitutes cause for suspension or termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules.

Professional Certification/ Registration Requirements:
Failure to obtain and maintain required certification/registration constitutes cause for suspension or termination from the class in accordance with Civil Service Rules.

Some positions may require possession of valid certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, issued by the State of California.

Some positions may require possession of valid certifications, as deemed necessary by legislative mandate or appropriate regulatory authority in the State of California.

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