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Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Specialist

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San Jose, CA

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Job Description
Under direction, to plan, supervise and implement a comprehensive environmental and occupational safety compliance monitoring program, and to serve as a consultant to department and agency management and supervisory staff regarding policy and planning activities.
Typical Tasks
Plans, supervises and coordinates occupational safety and environmental compliance programs; 
Evaluates, implements, and ensures compliance with occupational and construction safety, health, and environmental regulations; 
Evaluates and assigns work to contractors and vendors and facilitates security clearances;  
Assists Program Manager with projects involving environmental and/or occupational safety compliance; 
Develops, implements, and coordinates hazardous materials management business plans and/or programs ; assists hazardous materials inspectors with inspections and coordinates timely compliance and corrections; obtains permits for the use and storage of hazardous materials; 
Conducts occupational safety, health and environmental audits; identifies unsafe practices, procedures and conditions and recommends corrective action; 
Conducts or directs special studies and investigations pertaining to occupational safety and environmental health compliance; prepares and/or reviews reports for submittal to regulatory agencies; 
Responds to and assists employees involved in accidental discharge of hazardous materials; directs and participates in accident and incident investigations and may chair, co-chair or advise boards of inquiry;  
Performs research and analysis, develops environmental and/or occupational health compliance procedures and ensures compliance; prepares reports, and provides policy recommendations;  
Advises management on program goals, environmental and occupational safety and health matters, including laws, regulations and potential liabilities; 
Develops training materials and conducts training sessions for County personnel, informs consultants, vendors and clients on policies and procedures; Represents the County at regulatory hearings, workshops/trainings and during inspections; attends meetings; may conduct and critique emergency preparedness drills and exercises; 
Oversees Designated Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator program or performs periodic inspections and technical maintenance on UST system to ensure compliance with State law;  
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required; 
Performs related duties as required.
Employment Standards
Sufficient education, training, and experience, which demonstrates possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities.
Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically acquired through the possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Earth Sciences, Safety Engineering, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, or a closely related field and three (3) years experience developing, implementing and evaluating occupational safety and/or environmental compliance programs.
Certain positions are required to possess any certifications required to perform assignments. Depending on the license or certification required, these may be necessary upon hire or before completion of the probationary period.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver's Permit.
Knowledge of:
Principles and methods of program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and management analysis; 
Federal, State, and local laws and regulations pertaining to occupational safety, health, and environmental compliance process; 
Principles and techniques of evaluation, training and staff development;  
Methods of safety audit, inspection, and accident investigation program development and performance; 
Potential liabilities of employment health and environmental hazards; 
Sampling techniques and statistical and research methods;  
Principles and practices of handling and disposing of hazardous materials and hazardous waste;  
Principles of environmental management; 
Regulatory agency report requirements; 
Common office computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Ability to:
  Plan, organize, direct, implement and evaluate safety, health and environmental programs; 
Understand, interpret, and apply pertinent Federal, State, and local legislation, rules, and regulations; 
Develop programs for and perform audits and inspections; 
Identify, evaluate and analyze environmental and occupational safety issues and hazards;  
Conduct investigations, analyze data, and recommend corrective action; 
Work effectively with all levels of management, union representatives, employees, and regulatory agency personnel; 
Direct and evaluate the work of consultants, contractors and vendors; 
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports; 
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including effective public speaking.
Special Requirements:
Work some evenings and weekends as needed, i.e., being on-call on an as-needed basis.
Closing Date/Time: 8/13/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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