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FLSA: Non-Exempt


Under general supervision (Hazardous Materials Specialist I) or direction (Hazardous Materials Specialist II), performs professional office and field work in support of the County’s hazardous materials programs consistent with state mandates as a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA); responds to complaints and/or emergencies and performs site analysis of hazardous materials incidents; verifies compliance with requirements, inspects facility’s for hazardous materials storage and hazardous waste disposal requirements throughout the County; and performs related duties as assigned.


Receives general supervision (Hazardous Materials Specialist I) or direction (Hazardous Materials Specialist II) from assigned supervisory or management personnel.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.


Hazardous Materials Specialist I: This is the entry-level classification in the Hazardous Materials Specialist series.  Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform routine duties related to the inspection, investigation, and enforcement of hazardous materials regulations. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and complex; close supervision and frequent review of work lessen as an incumbent demonstrates skill to perform the work independently.  Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the Hazardous Materials Specialist II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.   Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern.  Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Hazardous Materials Specialist II: This is the journey-level classification in the Hazardous Materials Specialist series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Hazardous Materials Specialist I level by performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Education and Experience:

Thirty (30) semester units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology or microbiology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, physical science, environmental science, geology or soil science, environmental health, environmental or sanitary engineering, toxicology, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, fire science or fire technology, and

Hazardous Materials Specialist I: No experience required.

Hazardous Materials Specialist II: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional hazardous materials program experience equivalent to the class of Hazardous Materials Specialist I with a Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).

For full Job Description and to apply:

Wage range: $24.84 to $36.77

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Accessible by Public Transportation: No