Hazardous Materials Inspector

  • CITY OF HAYWARD, CA
  • Hayward, California
  • May 08, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Environmental Services
  • Salary: $108,035.20 - $131,289.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

OPEN UNTIL FILLED: Next Review - Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM

COVID POLICY: The City of Hayward has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all new employees issued formal offers of employment on or after February 1, 2022 . Under this policy, proof of full vaccination is required as a condition of initial and continued employment with the City unless the employee has applied for an exemption and is awaiting the City's response or has been granted an exemption, or unless stricter State or Federal legal requirements apply. If offered employment, you will receive instructions regarding how to provide verification of vaccination or how to apply for an exemption, which will be required prior to your start date. You may read the full policy here: COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Hazardous Materials Inspector. The Hazardous Materials Inspector (HMI) will provide administrative and technical support to the Office of the Fire Marshal's Hazardous Materials Office, which administers the State-Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), Hayward-adopted version of the California Fire Code, as well as other hazardous materials and hazardous waste management programs, to ensure compliance with State and local hazardous materials laws, regulations and requirements. The HMI spends a majority of time in the field performing complex inspections to ensure compliance with laws and regulations applicable to a number of hazardous materials programs, including, but not limited to, the underground storage of hazardous materials, storage and handling of hazardous materials at businesses, the storage and treatment of hazardous wastes, and the storage of hazardous materials in aboveground tanks.

THE DEPARTMENT
The Mission of the Hayward Fire Department is to protect lives and property by providing superior fire suppression and emergency medical services (EMS), supported by prevention through responsible regulatory and educational programs.

Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspects hazardous materials facilities for compliance with hazardous materials laws, regulations and ordinances. This includes evaluating hazardous materials management and monitoring plans, as well as on-site evaluation of chemical storage and use practices.
  • Processes and evaluates hazardous materials permit applications and compliance plans according to applicable hazardous materials laws, regulations and ordinances.
  • Drafts permit conditions of approval and correspondence, or meets permit applicants to explain necessary revisions and additional conditions and requirements. Issues Hazardous Materials Permits, identifying appropriate permit types and fees. Conducts verification inspections to ensure compliance with approved permits and plans.
  • Makes recommendations for the elimination or control of hazardous conditions.
  • Evaluates hazardous waste at the phase of generation, transportation and disposal.
  • Investigates complaints and violations in the storage of hazardous materials and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Reviews and processes Hazardous Materials Business Plans submitted by regulated facilities into the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in the development, maintenance and utilization of various information and data management systems for hazardous materials, including City-wide permitting software and, the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • Reviews compliance and provides interpretation for the Hayward-adopted version of the California Fire Code associated with hazardous materials.
  • Provides review and interpretation for the Planning and Building Divisions associated with hazardous materials.
  • Prepares detailed written inspection reports.
  • Gathers and prepares supporting documents and information for the District Attorney's Office and other agencies in preparation of environmental enforcement cases.
  • Assists the Hazardous Materials Coordinator and the Environmental Specialist in carrying out supporting functions for special features and programs relating to the Fire Department's hazardous materials program.
  • Provides technical support to First Responders to emergencies associated with the spill and release of hazardous materials.
  • Appears in court to provide testimony, as required.
  • Maintains liaisons with other departments and divisions within the City of Hayward, as well as other regulatory agencies and cities involved with hazardous materials facilities, including periodic joint inspections.
  • Attends various interagency meetings designed to coordinate activities and provide each other technical and informational support to facilitate completion of regulatory duties and responsibilities.
  • Facilitates Code Assistance Meetings to assist project proponents in the submittal of project plans for new facilities and tenant improvements.

JOB RELATED AND ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

Chemical properties and uses.
Safe storage and handling procedures for hazardous materials.
Applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials.

Ability to:

Analyze and interpret codes, regulations, and policies.
Identify potential hazards in the proposed storage or handling of hazardous materials.
Effectively communicate and interact with the public, City employees and with owners and operators of hazardous materials facilities.
Effectively write, to prepare and maintain accurate records, reports and letters.
Analyze and interpret data and to code it for computer entry.
Effectively use Microsoft Office programs, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the work would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One (1) year recent experience in industrial or hazardous material inspection, permit issuance, government, health or environmental regulation enforcement, environmental health, industrial hygiene, toxicology or related subject area.

Education: Participating CUPA staff must either meet Section 15260 (d)(1)(A) or Section 15260 (d)(1)(B) of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations (Title 27 CCR) in order to satisfy the educational requirements:

Section 15260 (d)(1)(A): Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university or equivalent degree approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of the California Education Code Section 94310(b) with major course work in biological, chemical, physical, environmental or soil science; environmental health; environmental or sanitary engineering; toxicology; industrial hygiene; or a related field.

Additional qualifying experience in hazardous materials management, regulation, analysis, or research; environmental research, monitoring, surveillance or enforcement; or resource recovery may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of qualifying experience for each year of college work for up to a maximum of two years. When substituting experience for education, qualifying education must include a minimum of 30 semester units in natural science from an accredited college or equivalent units from an approved institution.

Section 15260 (d)(1)(B): Registration as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) may be substituted for the required education.

License and Certificates: Possess and maintain a valid Class C Driver's License.

Per Title 23 Section 2715(j)(1) & (2) of the California Code of Regulations (Title 23 CCR), must possess a current International Code Council (ICC) California Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Certification, or obtain such certification within six (6) months of employment.

Must possess, or obtain within 6 months of employment, a Cal EPA Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) Inspector Training Certification.

Must have completed the 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard training, and maintained the required annual 8-hr HAZWOPER Refresher training.

Supplemental Information

PROBATIONARY PERIOD : One (1) year.
SELECTION PROCEDURE

COVID POLICY: The City of Hayward has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all new employees issued formal offers of employment on or after February 1, 2022 . Under this policy, proof of full vaccination is required as a condition of initial and continued employment with the City unless the employee has applied for an exemption and is awaiting the City's response or has been granted an exemption, or unless stricter State or Federal legal requirements apply. If offered employment, you will receive instructions regarding how to provide verification of vaccination or how to apply for an exemption, which will be required prior to your start date. You may read the full policy here: COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate

Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, employment applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. Those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, written examination and/or supplemental questionnaires reviewed by subject matter experts.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department derived from any of the exam processes mentioned above. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.
Date Of Examination(s):
TBD

The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

APPLICATIONS

Candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.hayward-ca.gov under the Current Vacancies tab or at www.GovernmentJobs.com. Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (855) 524-5627.

The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Address

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