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Oakland, California
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Environmental Compliance Specialist


  • $49.20 - $58.77 Hourly  
  • $8,528.00 - $10,186.08 Monthly 
  • $102,336.00 - $122,233.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/06/19
CLOSING DATE: 09/08/19 11:59 PM 

Under general supervision, implements programs and projects designed to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and local standards and protocols; assists in developing and evaluating the results and impacts of field techniques and work site strategies to address environmental issues; may monitor or direct the work of a small group of technicians and/or consultants assisting the District in implementing and maintaining environmental compliance programs and performs related duties as required.


  • Prepare permit applications and/or review compliance with environmental permits.
  • Inspect facilities to monitor compliance with regulations governing substances such as hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and industrial wastewater.
  • Record laboratory or field data, including numerical data, test results, photographs, or summaries of visual observations and upload data to regulatory agency databases.
  • Provide technical support in the planning of projects, such as wastewater treatment, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and policies.
  • Observe, monitor, and report on environmental field practices and procedures; report discrepancies immediately.
  • Review technical documents to ensure completeness and conformance to requirements.
  • Assist with the profiling, manifesting, and removal scheduling of hazardous waste.
  • Work with staff to assess the environmental impact of proposed construction or to develop pollution prevention programs.
  • Assist with division staff training in universal and hazardous waste management, storm water pollution prevention, and spill prevention.
  • Prepare and package environmental samples for shipping or testing.
  • Collect and analyze pollution samples, such as air or ground water.
  • Decontaminate or test field equipment used to clean or test pollutants from soil, air, or water.
  • Assist in the clean-up of hazardous material spills.
  • Obtain product information, identify vendors or suppliers, or order materials or equipment to maintain inventory.
  • Keep abreast of Federal, State, and local regulations and programs and ensure the District is in compliance.
  • Performs related duties, as required.


Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in, environmental science, industrial hygiene, safety engineering, chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering, or a closely related field. 

Four (4) years of full-time experience in environmental compliance assessment and reporting or enforcement of regulations which involve the review of stormwater, wastewater or air pollution controls, hazardous materials management, and/or environmental engineering.

Desirable Qualifications:
CAD and/or Microsoft PowerPoint experience, 40-hour HAZWOPER, and demonstrated knowledge of California hazardous waste regulations. 

Knowledge Of:
Principles and practices of Federal, State and local hazardous materials and safety regulations, statues and legislation; principles and practices of environmental compliance; hazardous materials management activities and programs in the public sector; community right-to-know and waste minimization; design, operation, analysis, and monitoring of remedial action systems; hazardous facility permitting processes.

Ability To:
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations; assess the environmental effects of projects and activities; oversee and manage various aspects of environmental compliance programs; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; prepare reports, memoranda, policies, and letters; use personal computers and current software for presentation, word processing, and spreadsheets at an intermediate level of proficiency; oversee or perform research, analysis, and evaluation of District projects using environmental assessment methods and techniques; establish effective and cooperative working relationships with management, employees, and representatives of groups and organizations using principles of good customer service.

Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to: (1) perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment; (2) possess physical mobility in order to transport oneself expeditiously within and between District facilities.


To apply online, please click the "Apply for this job" link on this page! 

The Selection Process:
The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments.

Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records. 

All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.

ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace:
The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

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