Full-Time Environmental Technician
The City of Dublin is currently seeking one full-time, Environmental Technician to perform specialized work in the development, implementation and promotion of environmental programs and compliance within the Dublin community. This position performs duties relating to the delivery and oversight of programs related to solid waste management, pollution prevention, stormwater, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as staying abreast of the changing laws and regulations of environmental resource management and sustainability principles.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Plan, develop, and administer environmental programs for the City, including programs that support the City’s mission and vision relative to climate protection, solid waste management, transportation, stormwater, green building and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Conduct research and analytical studies on a variety of environmental issues/programs and trends in sustainability to ensure City’s compliance with federal, state, regional and local mandates.
- Formulate recommendations and promote programs and activities which support the City’s position/goals relative to sustainability issues.
- Review and make recommendations for revisions of City ordinances regarding environmental programs.
- Participate with other City departments, community service providers, consultants, other jurisdictions and agencies in environmental programs development and coordination efforts, as well as advocacy and education.
- Review building plans to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances and regulations, as needed.
- May conduct site inspections of businesses, schools and residential areas to assess recycling, composting and waste reduction efforts and/or stormwater program compliance; prepare reports and recommendations based on site visits.
- Design and develop a variety of materials and activities to promote, implement, and evaluate assigned environmental programs to enhance public awareness, educate citizens and encourage proactive and cooperative problem solving.
- Prepare grant applications and handle the details of grant administration including contracts with state, county and regional agencies.
- Perform required duties under the City’s disaster response plan.
- Assist with environmental programs budget development and administration, including contract administration, invoice processing and maintenance of support inventory for a variety of programs.
- Conduct presentations relating to the City’s environmental programs and program proposals to City Council, City Departments, a variety of Council appointed commissions and advisory committees; act as a staff liaison to a variety of City committees with sustainability focus, and provide technical assistance and input as necessary.
- Plan and serve as lead staff in the development and coordination of community events which promote the environment, such as Dublin Pride Week, Creek Cleanup Day, and Bike-to-Work days.
- May coordinate consultant and support staff work activities and determine work priorities and methods; provide lead direction and training for program support staff.
- Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in engineering, public administration, environmental studies, environmental science, or other fields relevant to this position.
- Experience/Skills: One-year experience in professional or sub-professional work that includes municipal, or environmental engineering, or experience with a public agency or private firm that includes engineering, environmental studies or public administration. (A Master’s degree in engineering, public administration, environmental studies, environmental science, or related discipline may be substituted for 6 months of the required experience).
- Licenses, Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class C drivers’ license and Certificate of Automobile Insurance for Personal Liability.
- Principles and industry practices of stormwater regulations and permit requirements; green building practices; climate protection policies and action measures; source reduction, recycling, and composting best management practices; clean air, water conservation, and environmental sciences.
- General marketing and outreach practices related to environmental programs.
- Applicable local, county, state and federal laws and regulations relating to environmental programs.
- Federal, state and regional funding sources.
- Principles and practices of government organizations, budget and grant development and administration.
- Principles and practices of basic research including data gathering, analysis and statistical methods.
- Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing.
- Principles and practices of conducting formal and informal presentations.
- Modern office procedures, computer equipment and business applications.
- Customer service techniques including problem solving and conflict resolution.
- Research and analyze complex situations, compile and interpret data and statistics, understand and interpret laws and regulations.
- Prepare reports with recommendations.
- Understand and participate in the administration of a program budget.
- Problem solve and gain cooperation and support through discuss and persuasion.
- Exercise independent judgment in carrying out assignments within established guidelines.
- Communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully in both oral and written forms.
- Prepare comprehensive report and information brochures with clarity and accuracy.
- Accurately observe situations, document and report observations.
- Read and comprehend materials that may be technical in nature.
- Make mathematical calculations with accuracy.
- Establish priorities and meet critical deadlines.
- Interpret and apply local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- May provide lead direction and review the work of assigned staff as required.
- Perform related work as required.
The City of Dublin offers an attractive salary compensation and benefits plan in a professional, growth-oriented environment. The salary range for the ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN position is $41.05 – $51.33 per hour ($7,116 – $8,899 per month). The following benefits will complete the compensation package:
- Classic CalPERS Members – 2.7%@55; EPMC 0%; 7% Cost Sharing; Single Highest Year
- New CalPERS Members Tier effective 1/1/13 – 2.0%@62; 3.05 Cost Sharing; 3-Year Final Avg. Compensation
- Pay-for-Performance system available
- Choice of medical plans through PERS with the City contributing up to $1,780.31 per month; ($1,900 per month beginning January 2021)
- Post-retirement medical provided under Government Code Section 22892(b) as established by the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA) through CalPERS; PEMHCA Minimum.
- City-paid full family dental insurance
- City-paid single vision plan; optional family coverage
- IRS Section 125 plan/$900 annual account seed money (HRA); ($1,000 HRA beginning January 2021)
- City-paid $50,000 term life insurance
- City-paid long-term disability insurance
- Wellness reimbursement program $25 per month
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Education reimbursement program
- Thirteen paid holidays (including one floating holiday) per year; (2 Floating Holidays beginning January 2021)
- Approximately 22 days per year of General Leave in lieu of traditional sick & vacation leave; increases with longevity
In addition to the above benefits, the City offers voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program, short-term disability program, supplemental life insurance, Dependent Care Assistance program and a credit union.
The City of Dublin does not participate in the Social Security system except for a mandatory Medicare.