Hazardous Materials Supervisor
Salary: $32.72-$39.94 hourly / $5,690-$6,947 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direction, plans, organizes and directs the
activities in a major hazardous management/waste unit; and performs
related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the first full supervisory
level in the Hazardous Materials Specialist series. Incumbents
supervise the daily operations of a unit of staff responsible for
such programs as hazardous waste generators, underground storage
tanks and business plans.
This class is distinguished from that of Hazardous Materials Program
Manager in that the latter is responsible for the overall planning
and administration of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Plans, directs, assigns and evaluates the work of subordinate
professional and support staff; accompanies staff in field
inspections to ensure uniformity and completeness; prepares and
conducts training sessions for staff.
2. Develops, interprets and implements policies, regulations,
procedures and programs for the work unit; reviews legislation and
evaluates impact of State policies and procedures on local programs;
identifies operational problems or inefficiencies and recommends
3. Performs the more complex or sensitive investigations or studies
involving emergency hazardous material control laws, regulations,
and technologies; directs major monitoring and surveillance
activities and initiates prosecution actions with the District
4. Represents the division in responding to media inquires; gives
public speeches to educate hazardous material handlers and the
public in the proper management of hazardous materials.
5. Prepares project reports for management and governmental
agencies; prepares records, statistics and correspondence.
1. Three years of professional experience in hazardous waste
management, industrial hygiene, toxicology or epidemiology; or,
2. one year as a Hazardous Materials Specialist, Senior with Santa
Barbara County; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education and experience that
would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
Thorough knowledge of: industrial processes and remediation
techniques; resource recovery techniques; geohydrologic and chemical
principles; toxicology; personal protection, risk assessment and
mitigation principles; evidence gathering and prosecutorial
practices; principles of incident command and responsibilities of
emergency responders and details of providing chemical incident
response services; state and federal laws and regulations relating
to hazardous materials management, infections waste and underground
storage tanks; chemical and laboratory techniques to identify
hazardous materials and epidemiological hazards.
General knowledge of: principles and practices of personnel
management, supervision and training; program development,
management and evaluation.
Ability to: plan and coordinate field investigations and major
emergency incidents; evaluate effectiveness of field work and
recommend changes in operations; sample and conduct field analysis
of solid, liquid and gaseous materials and interpret results; assess
hazardous risk situation, interpret findings and make appropriator
recommendations; educate staff and the public on appropriate
hazardous material practices; write technical reports; supervise and
train subordinates; handle difficult public contact situations and
negotiate compliance points; deal effectively with industry,
community groups and agencies to gain cooperation in environmental
management; analyze inspection and investigation findings.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid California Class C Driver's License
is required at time of appointment.