2022-06-10 2022-07-01

Environmental Safety Specialist

Coachella Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83759
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83759
  • Organization Website

To apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cvwd

Position may close early if enough qualified applications are received.

TITLE: Environmental Safety Specialist

SRN A34: $6,330 - $8,694 Monthly, Nonexempt

Bargaining Unit: CVWDEA

Department: Environmental Services

Section: Environmental

Reports to: Environmental Supervisor
Supervises the following positions: N/A

Under general supervision, implements programs and projects designed to ensure compliance with environmental, workplace health and safety, and emergency preparedness regulations and local standards and protocols; assists in developing and evaluates the results and impacts of field techniques and work site strategies to address emerging issues in any of the above listed areas; and performs related duties as required.


  1. Prepares clear and concise reports to meet District and regulatory agency requirements; effectively monitors a program budget; develops and presents training and public information sessions; communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  2. Conducts inspections of District facilities, property, materials, and equipment for compliance with state and federal regulations relative to environmental protection; issues reports of inspection findings; develops new or revises existing standards and procedures for meeting worksite compliance with environmental regulations.

  3. Conducts general and specific environmental training for employees; assists in developing new formats and content for use in educating District staff on compliance procedures for new or revised regulations relating to environmental protection.

  4. Develops and maintains environmental compliance filing and tracking systems for regulatory reports and required permits.

  5. Responds to and investigates environmental complaints and incidents; prepares detailed reports and recommends corrective action and preventative strategies; provides information and technical assistance to regulatory agencies and concerned public and private organizations in resolving environmental issues.

  6. Assists in or prepares updates for plans (e.g., hazardous materials, EPA risk management plans, and spill prevention), permit applications and related documentation.

  7. Represents the District to regulatory agencies and public and private organizations; presents oral and written comments at public workshops.

See http://www.cvwd.org/175/Job-Descriptions for full job description.


License/Certifications: Valid California Operators license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Department of Motor Vehicles driving record may influence employment or classification. Valid Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification. Within a year from start date, must have a Certificate in Hazardous Waste Management.

Experience: Two years of experience in environmental compliance investigation and reporting, or enforcement of regulations which involved the review of water or wastewater processes.

Education: Four years of responsible professional environmental compliance experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, toxicology, industrial hygiene or a related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.