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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$48,909.43 - $69,388.80 
Mesa, Arizona
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Technician
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services, Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Technician

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website:  http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/

The current vacancy is in the Hazardous Materials/Waste Assignment. However, applicants from this recruitment may be considered for future vacancies in any assignment.

An Environmental Technician performs technical duties associated with air quality, storm water, hazardous materials programs, and sustainability programs. This includes developing and conducting public outreach and education activities, conducting inspections of public and private facilities throughout the City, evaluating compliance status issues, and drafting enforcement actions. Incumbents in this class must be able to work cooperatively within a team environment to develop and implement compliance programs. Work involves continual learning in order to understand and stay current on environmental compliance issues, enforcement strategies, and sustainable practices. Employees work within an environment wherein the City prefers gaining voluntary compliance even though the City is regulated by both the state and federal government. Employees in this class perform related duties as required.

General Environmental Assignment:
The primary emphasis of this assignment is on the department's asbestos, air quality, environmental site assessment, lead paint, storm water, and environmental water quality programs. This class may support the hazardous materials and waste program. 

Hazardous Materials/Waste Assignment:
The primary emphasis of this assignment is on the department's hazardous materials and waste program, including the City's Household Hazardous Materials Facility. Work hours for this assignment include Saturday hours.

An Environmental Technician works independently while conducting field inspections and is expected to provide a high level of professionalism when dealing with public and private facilities. An employee in this class must have a good working knowledge of numerous air, water, and waste regulations and sustainable practices, and be able to make initial compliance decisions during inspections for review and finalization by the Environmental Programs Supervisor. Employees in this class may be required to work overtime and must meet the Department's stand-by, on-call, and call-out requirements. 

When on-call during non-work hours, employees must be able to respond to environmental situations and make on-site independent decisions as to appropriate actions and to communicate those decisions in a timely manner to division and department management personnel.  This class reports to the Environmental Programs Supervisor, who normally reviews work in progress for completeness and accuracy through conferences and evaluation of overall results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Employee Values: 
All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualification(s) Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Sustainability, or a closely related field.
  • Good (1-3 years) field experience regarding environmental issues or compliance programs.

Special Requirement(s):

  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license by hire date.
  • Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with CFR 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification.
  • Must be able to obtain Occupational Safety and Health Administration 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification within 12 months of hire or promotion or maintain annual refresher training.
  • For those program areas directly assigned to this class, must obtain Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certification, Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials (DOT) certification, and United States Environmental Protection Agency Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) certification within 12 months of hire or promotion or maintain annual refresher training.

Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s):

  • Excellent communication skills are highly desirable.
  • Experience dealing effectively with the general public, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Experience in storm water, air quality, hazardous materials/wastes, and/or asbestos (General Environmental assignment).
  • Experience in the management of hazardous materials/wastes (Hazardous Materials/Waste assignment).

Substance Abuse Testing:
Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package.

A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.  Applications will be available as of the opening date of 06/01/18 with apply by date of 06/14/18. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site by clicking the "Apply for this job" on this page!

The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. EOE/AAE

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