Under close supervision at Range A; under supervision at Range B; and under direction at Range C, of a Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer I or a Supervising Hazardous Substances Scientist I, the incumbent serves as project manager and applies engineering methods and principles to review and oversee assessment, investigation and/or remedial action at properties planned for school construction or existing school properties. Incumbents will advance to Range D when they acquire the Professional Engineering registration. As incumbent progresses through the ranges, the complexity and sensitivity of the work will increase and tasks will be performed more independently.
The incumbent performs the following duties:
Serves as project manager of a multi-disciplinary team to oversee all aspects of investigation, and when necessary, cleanup of assigned hazardous waste/substance sites. Apply knowledge of recognized environmental conditions, investigation approaches, fate and transport processes, and hydrogeology to assess site conditions. Apply working knowledge of investigation and remediation techniques and capability to critically evaluate workplans and reports, including technical specifications/data, remedial design and professional papers submitted by responsible parties. Perform engineering inspections, evaluations, and cost analysis of remedial technology alternatives. Work with project proponent and consultants to ensure timely completion of remedial investigation, response action proposals and, when necessary ongoing operation and maintenance. Prepare written comments and recommendations regarding review of submittals. Recommend equipment and procedures to be used in environmental investigations and in the engineering aspects of remedial activities at sites or facilities. Evaluate design and construction of soil vapor extraction and methane mitigation systems. Recommend specific locations of monitoring devices to detect the presence and movement of contaminants in soil, soil gas, groundwater and air.
Conducts or oversees drilling, soil sampling, well construction, aquifer testing and environmental sampling. Conducts or oversees site inspections for recognized environmental conditions and oversight of field activities to ensure compliance with approved workplan and applicable guidance, policy or regulations. Conducts or oversees inspection of equipment and evaluation of operational methods used in monitoring and remedial systems at sites and facilities. Serve as liaison with other related regulatory agencies so that appropriate and applicable requirements are identified and addressed. Ensures that statutes, regulations and internal policies that apply to site cleanups are appropriately addressed. Meets mandated statutory timelines for document reviews. Tracks, manages and reports project schedule and progress through EnviroStor. Maintains complete project file in a timely manner and ensure file and EnviroStor closeout at project completion. Tracks and rectifies DTSC project billing issues and develops and implements cost recovery actions.
Coordinates ongoing work with multi-disciplinary project and team members as part of a team effort. Provides peer review for memos written by other staff. Provides information, work products, and decisions to team members. Participates in team based decision making. Prepares California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and public participation documents in association with proposed remedial activities at hazardous substance sites under DTSC jurisdiction. Plans, develops and delivers technical presentations at public meetings conducted for sites undergoing cleanup. Prepares public responsiveness summaries and finalizes Remedial Action Plans/Removal Action Work Plans as follow up to public meetings. Provides supervisor and managers with status of assignments, recommendations, or issues and participates in tracking sessions. Resolves disputes, negotiates budgets and deadlines, and keeps customers informed about the status of project work.
Position requires field work approximately 15% of the time, could include work at sites with rough or inaccessible terrain, working outside in inclement weather conditions, and travel to sites anywhere in California. Potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials. Use of protective equipment may be required. Overtime work may be necessary on an as-needed basis. Ability to maintain field certification, annual medical monitoring, 40-hour DTSC HAZWOPER and annual refresher, bi-annual first aid/CPR. Certification as medically fit to wear a respirator. Knowledge in the use of computer software programs, internet, electronic mail systems, personal computers and various types of word-processing, spreadsheets and presentation software to adequately complete work assignments. Possession of a valid license as a professional engineer in the State of California is desirable.
WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are current State employees with status in the above classification of lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class, or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All methods of appointments, including Training and Development Assignments (T&D) may be considered. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (with original signature) and MUST clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility and the position number in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING” section.
SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be considered.
A 60-day candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies. Applications sent through the U.S. postal service, must be postmarked by the final filing date. If this position(s) requires a certificate, degree or license, please attach a copy.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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