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Environmental Programs Manager

  2020-02-12     Environmental Programs Manager     990 Palm Street- HR  

invites applications for the position of:
Environmental Programs Manager

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Hourly-$38.21 - $47.75

Biweekly-$3,057.00 - $3,820.00

Monthly-$6,623.50 - $8,276.67

Annually-$79,482.00 - $99,320.00

OPENING DATE: 02/05/20

CLOSING DATE: 02/26/20 05:00 PM



please note: If you are selected to oral boards, they are scheduled for March 12, 2020.


Develops, administers, supervises, provides regulatory reporting, enforces and participates in a variety of programs and activities related to the City's Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Program, Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program, Industrial Stormwater Program, Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) or Waste Load Allocation Attainment Plan (WAAP) and related programs and projects to ensure compliance with mandated federal, state and City laws, regulations, codes and policies. Engages the public, technical staff and regulatory agencies in achieving the related goals of the Clean Water Act.
This single-position class administers, plans and oversees staff and activities while performing professional-level work in the development and administration of the City's Pretreatment Program, the City's MS4 Program, Permitted Industrial Stormwater Program, and TMDL or WAAP Successful performance of the work includes long- and short-range planning and significant contact with public, regulatory, business, community, and various City departments and other individuals and groups. This position is distinguished from the Deputy Director of Utilities – Wastewater by the latter's responsibility for overall direction and administration of the city's programs and activities for the collection, pretreatment, treatment, disposal, and reuse of wastewater. This position has signatory responsibilities that have civil and criminal liabilities if not properly implemented or managed.


The Environmental Programs Manager receives general direction from the Wastewater Deputy Director of Utilities, within a framework of established City policies, procedures and state and federal laws.
Direct supervision is provided to the Environmental Compliance Inspectors. General direction is provided for purposes of compliance to professional and technical staff working under the direct supervision of others. Oversight and management is provided to volunteer, non-profit organizations and contractors implementing MS4, Industrial Waste, Pretreatment, Industrial Stormwater, TMDL or WAAP objectives.


(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)

  • Administers all aspects of the Pretreatment, MS4 and Industrial Stormwater Programs and Pathogen WAAP, including developing permits, priorities, policies and objectives.
  • Educates the general public and business owners regarding pretreatment and stormwater pollution prevention and water quality principles through outreach efforts, including personal contact, written and visual materials and public meetings.
  • Develops, implements, and updates City ordinances and other policies related to the Pretreatment and Stormwater Programs.
  • Works with City staff and other facility owners to ensure compliance with the state mandated Industrial Stormwater Program, submits annual report and has signatory requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with other City departments which include, but are not limited to; Community Development, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Fire and Administration to ensure implementation and compliance with the various requirements and aspects of the City's MS4 Program.
  • Works collaboratively with other City departments and agencies to seek stormwater funding sources including but not limited to grants and formation of a stormwater utility.
  • Maintains data and documents activities related to program implementation, compliance and progress; prepares special reports and comprehensive annual reports for the Pretreatment Program, spill reporting and WAAP Programs. Represents the City during Annual Compliance Inspections or Audits for Pretreatment and Storm Water programs and ensures that any required correspondence, corrections or program changes are made.
  • Works cooperatively with the Wastewater Collection Supervisor to ensure compliance with the State Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems including management of a spills database and ensures compliance with spill reporting to the appropriate agencies.
  • Serves as a liaison between California Polytechnic State University and the City to ensure compliance with the Federal Pretreatment Regulations and the Memorandum of Understanding with the City, concerning wastewater discharges.
  • Responsible for implementation and development of short and long term objectives and strategies to ensure compliance with the State mandated Pathogen WAAP. Provides oversight to City Laboratory Staff for sampling requirements.
  • Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the work of technical staff; develops and provides training, guidance and interpretation of legislation, regulations, policies and sampling and inspection protocols to staff.
  • Oversees and performs work related to wastewater, stormwater and TMDL/WAAP inspection, sampling and enforcement activities; evaluates commercial laboratory results; reports discharge violations and takes appropriate compliance action with code violators; assists in the preparation of City legal enforcement cases against violators.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for projects that may involve pretreatment.
  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect departmental and program operations; recommends modifications and implements policy and procedural changes after approval.
  • Reviews Baseline Monitoring Reports (BMR's), compliance reports and related documents submitted by Industrial Users.
  • Attends regulatory and other public hearings affecting pretreatment and stormwater regulations.
  • Works with various City departments to resolve issues related to private wastewater and stormwater discharges and industrial users.
  • Acts as the City's representative for the division to a variety of interdisciplinary commissions, committees, community, business, educational and other organizations and the public.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, programs and funding sources for the City's industrial wastewater Pretreatment Program, MS4 program, Industrial Storm Water Program and TMDL/WAAP related programs and projects.
  • Program development, management and evaluation techniques.
  • Practices, techniques and principles related to wastewater and stormwater sample handling and standard analysis methods.
  • Practices, techniques and principles of performing industrial facility and process inspections related to areas of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Enforcement policies and practices as related to pretreatment, stormwater and other City water quality programs.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, website and database management.
  • Records management and reporting practices.

Ability to:

  • Develop, organize, supervise, coordinate, review, evaluate and participate in programs and projects related to the City's industrial wastewater Pretreatment Program, MS4 program, TMDL/WAAP, and Industrial Storm Water Program.
  • Prepare and administer the section budget and contracts, including the requisition and/or purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services.
  • Plan, organize, assign, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Collaborate, form teams, set goals, communicate and identify resources for City water quality programs.
  • Interpret, apply and explain complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, informational materials, ordinances and other written materials.
  • Maintain accurate logs and records of work performed.
  • Resolve conflict, gaining cooperation and compliance from Industrial Users, facility owners and stormwater generators.
  • Effectively represent the City in contacts with other City departments, governmental agencies, community groups and various business, regulatory, educational and legislative organizations.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Monitor legislative and technological changes and recommend operational and code changes as appropriate.
  • Work in a team atmosphere and participate on a variety of departmental and City-wide committees to enhance the provision of all City services.
  • Interact with courtesy and diplomacy with the public and City employees.
  • Work in a standard office setting using standard office materials.


Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental studies, biology, chemistry, engineering, or public administration or a field related to the work which will have provided the required technical knowledge;
Three years of professional experience in the development, coordination and/or implementation of wastewater pretreatment or stormwater treatment, hazardous materials storage and disposal or a closely related field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A valid California class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a Grade III Environmental Compliance Inspector Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) is highly desirable.
  • Possession of a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management (CPMSM) or Qualified SWPPP Developer or Practitioner, (QSD) or (QSP), issued by the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is highly desirable.


  • Livescan Fingerprinting - DOJ
  • Pre-employment Physical


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