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Salary: $3,077.00 - $3,809.00
Posted: 03/05/2014

Job Description:

In order to be considered for this position, you must include your eligibility criteria in the area of the application where you enter the position you are applying for. (For example, enter Reinstatement, Lateral Transfer, List Eligibility, etc.) In addition, if your eligibilit is the result of competing in an examination, you must include a copy of your examination results indicating your official score with your application/resume. Failure to provide this imformation at the time you submit your application, may result in you not being considered for the position. General Duty Statement :
Under the general direction of the Correctional Plant Manager I, the Associate Hazardous Materials Specialist will ensure that the institution remains in compliance with all State and Federal regulations regarding hazardous materials handling, storage and disposal. Will apply scientific methods and principles in the performance of assigned tasks.

40% Responsible for the identification, evaluation, management, and regulation of hazardous materials. Develop criteria and guidelines for the handling of hazardous materials. Perform complex scientific evaluations of facility permit applications and issuance for the hazardous substance treatment, storage and disposal facilities, environmental data, chemical contamination data, remedial action plans, compliance with permit conditions, and other regulatory requirements. Conduct, prepare and analyze environmental surveys and studies related to hazardous material transport, storage, disposal, reduction and reuse. Research and develop innovative programs to address emerging problems related to hazardous materials management, and for the establishment of clean up levels for air, water and soil contamination. Determine appropriate sampling and monitoring methods. Develop and assess alternatives for mitigation of the hazards to the public and environment. Develop endangerment assessments. 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.

To apply for this position, a State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, training and development, non-testing appointment, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit CalHR Job Descriptions and type in either the class code or title of the classification you are applying for.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Hazardous Materials Specialist - 217 - 3529 - XXX
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Location County
California City Correctional Facility KERN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
08/01/2014 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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