Job Details

Position Title:Environmental Compliance Specialist I/II
Reference Number:13.028
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY RANGE: Environmental Compliance Specialist I: $18.69 to $26.30 Hourly
Environmental Compliance Specialist II: $20.56 to $28.93 Hourly

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, whichever occurs first. Retired Annuitants are not eligible to apply.

It is mandatory that you complete the supplemental questionnaire. Your application will be rejected if you do not provide all the necessary information.

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary position of Environmental Compliance Specialist I/II in the Stormwater Division of the Environmental Utilities Department. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To investigate and enforce state, and local regulations pertaining to mandated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) environmental compliance programs; to provide compliance assistance at commercial, industrial and residential properties; to collect samples and ensure compliance with discharge permits and requirements; to conduct on-going monitoring, compliance tracking, data collection and analysis, and reporting; and to conduct educational outreach to the community and City staff on related environment compliance programs.


Environmental Compliance Specialist I
– This is the entry level class in the Environmental Compliance Specialist series. This class is distinguished from the journey level by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under general supervision while learning job tasks.

Environmental Compliance Specialist II – This is the journey level class within the Environmental Compliance Specialist series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.


Environmental Compliance Specialist I

• Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory staff.

Environmental Compliance Specialist II

• Receives direction from assigned supervisory staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Collect and test stormwater and other related sample sources; operate and maintain sampling equipment.

• Conduct storm water inspections of construction projects and, commercial and industrial facilities for compliance with NPDES permit requirements.

• Investigate instances of non-compliance and administer enforcement measures and penalties as prescribed by policy.

• Gather, organize, and analyze environmental compliance data and prepare reports.

• Develop, coordinate and maintain a record keeping system of commercial, industrial, and residential properties subject to environmental regulatory requirements.

• Create and maintain files of inspection reports, sampling reports, violations records, quality assurance records and other written correspondence.

• Review, interpret and apply applicable environmental regulations, laws and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWWWP).

• Participate in public outreach; inform, educate, and survey industrial and commercial customers, and City staff regarding regulatory compliance programs and the implementation of best management practices.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


Environmental Compliance Specialist I

Knowledge of:

• Theories of mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics associated with environmental regulation and research.

• Scientific research and statistical methods.

• Principles and techniques of developing and presenting training material.

• Federal, state and local environmental regulations and laws.

• Applicable equipment and instruments used in sampling and laboratory testing and analysis.

• English usage, spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

Ability to:

• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job, intermittently analyze data, work papers, reports and conduct special projects; operate sampling equipment; know and apply techniques and terminology; communicate both in writing and verbally.

• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field sampling work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 30 pounds or less.

• Perform duties in collection and testing of stormwater and other related sample sources.

• Interpret and effectively apply federal, state and local laws, standards and regulations as they relate to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) compliance.

• Read simple infrastructure plans and diagrams.

• Compile and analyze technical information and prepare technical documents and reports related to area of assignment.

• Perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy.

• Read and evaluate laboratory analytical results in order to detect errors and determine compliance with state and federal regulations.

• Prepare and conduct effective training presentations regarding regulatory compliance.

• Use and care for instruments, tools, equipment, and software related to area of assignment.

• Use a personal computer and software programs to enter, maintain and analyze data; prepare reports and correspondence.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


• No experience is required.


• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or a closely related field.

License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California drivers license.

Environmental Compliance Specialist II
In addition to the qualifications for the Environmental Compliance Specialist I:

Knowledge of:

• Policies and procedures of the City’s Environmental Compliance Program.

• Advanced principles and practices of environmental compliance, including inspections, review and enforcement methods and practices.

Ability to:

• Independently perform environmental compliance duties related to area of assignment.

Experience and Training


• Two years of regulatory compliance enforcement including sample collection and analysis experience similar to an Environmental Compliance Specialist I with the City of Roseville.


• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or a closely related field.

License or Certificate

• Possession, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Water Environment Association Grade I Environmental Compliance Inspector Certificate within 18 months of appointment.


1.   Do you have any experience in the field of stormwater management? If so, please describe your experience. Include in your answer how many years of experience you have.

2.   This position requires knowledge and use of computer software. Briefly provide an overview of your knowledge and experience with GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Microsoft Office suite (particularly Word, Excel and Access).

3.   Do you have any experience managing a database with GIS/GPS or related software? If so, please describe your experience.

4.  This position involves fieldwork. Tell us about your field experiences in dealing with the public or internal departments from a customer service perspective, and further describe a difficult customer or client situation you have had and how you handled it.

5.  Do you feel you work better alone or in a group environment? Do you feel you can work independently on assignments? Explain why.

6.  What have you found to be the best way for you to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and demands?

Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to Environmental Utilities for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a urine drug and alcohol screening test and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Salary
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