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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I
$5,453.66 – $6,628.96 / Month
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II
$6,024.23 – $7,322.49 / Month

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I

Definition:

Under direction, performs a variety of duties in the preparation of documents and/or review of environmental studies for County related projects, land use development, restoration and resource management projects; obtains miscellaneous permits from resources agencies, as required by federal, State, and local environmental regulations; make presentations on environmental compliance issues; and performs related work as required.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and purpose of a comprehensive environmental compliance program.

Principles related to environmental compliance, transportation engineering/development, restoration, and/or resource management.

Statistical research methods as applied to the collection of data affecting environmental issues.

Principles and techniques of conducting analytical studies, evaluating alternatives, and making sound recommendations.

Ability to:

Collect, analyze, interpret, and apply environmental compliance related data to various County projects and County permitted projects and present technical information and data in an effective manner.

Perform complex technical writing and develop presentations.

Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations for County projects and County permitted projects.

Prepare, review and present environmental research studies.

Collect, analyze, interpret, and apply environmental compliance related data to various County projects and County permitted projects and present technical information and data in an effective manner.

Perform complex technical writing and develop presentations.

Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations for County projects and County permitted projects.

Prepare, review and present environmental research studies.

Prepare clear and effective reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

Prepare, review, present and interpret administrative policies and ordinances.

Prepare, review, present and administer Requests for Proposal/Qualifications and administer contracts, including confirmation services are performed and invoice processing based on County, State and Federal guidelines.  Make accurate arithmetic, financial, and statistical computations.  Maintain accurate logs, records, and written records of work performed.  Effectively represent the County in meetings with governmental agencies, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations, and in meetings with individuals.

Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.  Understand and follow oral and written instructions.  Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.  Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy and legal guidelines.  Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Training and Experience:

Environmental Compliance Specialist I: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental law, environmental planning, natural or physical sciences, resource management, civil or environmental engineering, or a related field, and three (3) years of experience providing professional support to an environmental compliance program.

Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.

Typical Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination;

lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas, including on steep and/or uneven terrain and stream/river crossings, may be required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II

Definition:

Under direction, performs a variety of duties in the preparation of documents and/or review of environmental studies for County related projects, land use development, restoration and resource management projects; obtains miscellaneous permits from resources agencies, as required by federal, State, and local environmental regulations; make presentations on environmental compliance issues; and performs related work as required.  The Environmental Compliance Specialist II exercises considerable judgment over environmental issues, perform a broader range of more complex assignments on a more independent basis requiring previous experience

Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

General theory, principles, and practices of land use planning and their application to a variety of planning problems.  Purposes and procedures of public planning agencies, boards, and governing bodies.  Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting land use and zoning.  Research methods and statistical analysis.  Environmental impacts of changes in land use.  Graphic illustration and presentation.  Computers and software used in professional planning work.

Ability to:

Perform the more complex professional planning studies, environmental reviews, and zoning enforcement.  Read and interpret laws, ordinances, general plan elements, environmental impact                                       statements, and other documents related to community planning and land use.  Collect, compile, and analyze technical, statistical, and other information related to public planning.  Read and interpret maps.  Prepare a variety of planning and zoning reports.  Operate a computer and use appropriate software in the performance of professional planning work.  Make effective oral and written presentations.  Effectively represent the Planning Department in responding to inquiries, providing assistance, and dealing with public and community organization concerns about planning, land use, and zoning.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Training and Experience:

Environmental Compliance Specialist II: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work studies, environmental law, environmental planning, natural or physical sciences, resource management, civil or environmental engineering, or a related field, and five (5) years of experience providing professional support to an environmental compliance program at a level equivalent to an Environmental Compliance Specialist I with Trinity County.

Work experience must include background in preparing successful applications for permits such as Section 404 Permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1602 or 1603 Permits from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Section 401 Water Quality Certifications and Water Discharge

Requirements from the State Water Resources Control Board. In addition, experience must include work in preparing, reviewing, and processing environmental documents for compliance with local, State and

Federal environmental laws including CEQA and NEPA documents, Storm Water Pollution, Prevention Plans, and Mine Reclamation Plans.

Completion of a minimum of 30 units educational training and or college/university courses in environmental studies, environmental regulations, natural or physical sciences, resource planning or a closely related field.

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record.

Typical Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination;

lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas, including on steep and/or uneven terrain and stream/river crossings, may be required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.trinitycounty.org/Employment

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: $5,453.66 - $7,322.49 / Month