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Salary: $3,077.00 - $3,809.00
Posted: 01/16/2015

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Associate Warden, Business Services, the Hazardous Materials Specialist will ensure that the institution remains in compliance with all State and Federal regulations regarding hazardous materials handling, storage and disposal. Under close supervision, as a trainee, incumbents learn the less responsible, professional work associated with the discovery, regulation, or remediation of hazardous materials. Work products are closely reviewed by supervisors. As the first working level, under general supervision, incumbents assist in responsible, professional work of average difficulty that is characterized by reliance on proven techniques and methodologies. Positions may be permanently allocated at this level when the major functions do not include the complete range of the more responsible, varied, and difficult assignments. Examples include development of less complex procedures and guidelines for hazardous materials handling, discovery and preliminary assessment of hazardous material sites, regulation of hazardous material generators and transporters, evaluation of less complex permit applications and regulatory inspections of simple storage, generation and treatment facilities, etc. As a Hazardous Materials Specialist, you are expected to satisfy your duties, which include reporting to work on your scheduled workdays on a continuous basis.


40% Responsible for the identification, evaluation, management, and regulation of hazardous materials. Development of less complex procedures and guidelines for hazardous materials handling, discovery and preliminary assessment of hazardous material sites, regulation of hazardous material generators and transporters, evaluation of less complex permit applications and regulatory inspections of simple storage, generation and treatment facilities. Review and analyze reports on all pertinent information and new/revised laws and regulations of the enforcement agencies and their impact on the hazardous materials operations. Develop and review institution policies and procedures, alternative technologies and practices associate with hazardous materials management. Recommend appropriate action to ensure institution is in compliance with County, State and Federal regulations.

25% Responsible for evaluating data and modifying or applying procedures. Prepare, revise and maintain Material Safety Data Sheets on all toxic and hazardous materials stored in institutional buildings and on grounds. Prepare reports and recommend policies and procedures to correct deficiencies identified. Analyze inspection records, operational procedures, and Hazardous Waste Storage Facility inventories. Recommend policies and procedures for the maintenance of all materials stored in the Hazardous Waste Storage Facility. Assist shop/factory supervisors in identifying and ordering non-toxic or hazardous materials for their use.

20% Perform surveillance of the regulated community through on-site inspection, sampling and record reviews to secure or verify information regarding compliance with hazardous material and related laws and regulations. Enforce hazardous materials and related laws. Prepare reports and maintain logs of field inspections. Coordinate field activities and remedial investigations and actions of identified toxic and hazardous contaminated sites. Evaluate and rank sites in relative order of the risk to the public health and the environment. Assess chemical and other data obtained to determine levels of contamination, site conditions and land use factors. Coordinate final inspections. Participate in feasibility studies and remedial action plans to either remove the hazardous material or to render it non-hazardous to future populations. Prepare reports on the progress of each site. Act as a liaison when responding to inquiries from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Environmental Health and Safety Division, Office of State Architect, and local/county/State control agencies. Provide input to CDCR Headquarters for responses to regulatory agencies such as the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, State Board of Equalization, CAL/OSHA, Water Resources Control Board, and Regional Water Quality Control Board, as needed. Prepare reports and recommend appropriate action in response to audits and inspections conducted by the enforcement/regulatory agencies.

10% Assist in the preparation of budget information, justification packages, advertising for bids, job walk-through, and start-up meetings for all projects relating to hazardous materials. Coordinate projects involving hazardous materials and environmental issues. Direct contract work through completion, including documentation for change orders, job-site security and background checks of contract employees. Responsible for assessing potential exposure to hazardous materials and selecting appropriate safety and sampling equipment. Prepare reports for project approvals, contractor evaluations and on-going budget reports. Prepare and submit reports on toxic and hazardous materials. Establish and maintain a filing system for all data relating to the documentation of hazardous materials.

5% Develop training programs and provides on-site training to appropriate staff relating to the proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Responsible for meeting yearly In-Service Training requirements and obtaining On-the-Job Training as needed. Other duties as assigned.


Those with eligibility for State employment to this classification may apply.

Applicants must have eligibility for appointment by the final file date of this advertisement to be considered for an interview.

If interested, please submit a completed state application. Application must indicate the classification and the basis for eligibility (i.e., list, transfer, surplus, re-employment, SROA, etc.) If currently employed by the State of California, please attach a copy of your most recent performance evaluation

Applications must be received and/or postmarked by the final file date. State application (STD.678) may be downloaded from All applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be invited for an interview.

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Departments are not required to contact all candidates with list eligibility, therefore, candidates are encouraged to search for vacancies they may be eligible for and apply. Various methods of appointments (i.e., List, Transfer, Training and Development, etc.) may be considered unless specified above.

All transfers applicants must meet the minimum qualifications of the “to” classification. The minimum qualifications of a classification may be found at

This advertisement may be used to fill this and other vacancies that may occur during the validity of the candidate pool that resulted from this recruitment and may be used to fill other tenures and/or time-bases. Positions filled as limited term or as a Training and Development may become permanent.

Salary posted is actual base pay for the classification. Benefits Information may be obtained by going to the Department of Personnel Administration website at and to the CalPers website for Health Benefits at

This position is subject to hiring freeze requirements. Appointments may be subject to a freeze exemption approval and clearance of the State Restriction of Appointment, Departmental Restriction of Appointment lists and or Reemployment lists.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Hazardous Materials Specialist - 217 - 3529 - XXX
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Location County
California City Correctional Facility- California City KERN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
01/16/2015 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Delegated Testing Office
P.O. Box 2646
California City, CA 93504
Rebecca Dennis
(760) 246-7532

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