Environmental Resources Technician I Job opening - Merced County Association of Governments state California ( Job openings )
Merced County Association of Governments , state California
( By Press Release office )
2023-06-02T00:00 - 2023-07-02T00:00 | 15 | 2
Under the direction of the Environmental Resource Manager, perform environmental compliance monitoring, site management, and other duties in the coordination and supervision of landfill compliance projects; ensure gas collection system, water systems and other technical facilities are operational at assigned landfill sites; perform gas collection duties, inspections and quality control duties related to landfill projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for routine monitoring and maintenance of environmental systems at two regional landfills.
Use environmental monitoring equipment, including multi-gas detectors, water quality and quantity instruments, and weather instrumentation.
Perform the monitoring, operation and maintenance of leachate collection and recovery systems, including monthly monitoring, sample collection and testing, pump and sensor evaluation, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Operate and monitor groundwater pump and treat system; track and evaluate groundwater levels; interpret analytical results to assess the effectiveness of carbon filters.
Assist with planning, coordination, and supervision of work performed by contractors on capital projects related to environmental compliance.
Keep records and prepares reports for mandated Federal and State compliance. Coordinate inspections and investigations with other state and local agencies.
Conduct environmental surveys and studies, applying appropriate sampling and monitoring protocols.
Oversee gas collection operations according to established procedures; construct, monitor, repair and modify gas collection system according to established procedures; monitor work performed on gas collection system by contractors.
Communicate with various personnel, outside agencies, consultants, and contractors to exchange information, coordinate activities, and resolve issues or concerns; serve as a contact for various landfill-related projects.
Assist site personnel with inspections and maintenance related tasks.
Develop and evaluate projects, plans and specifications in compliance with applicable rules, laws, policies, and procedures; prioritize, organize, and manage contracted scope of work.
Perform duties in the procurement and delivery of materials, equipment and supplies for landfill-related projects and obtain quotes for related materials.
Operate a variety of equipment including a computer and assigned software; utilize various landfill-related equipment including hand and power tools; operate a motor vehicle.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Environmental Resource Technician I
: any combination equivalent to: Associate of Arts degree or four (4) years of increasingly responsible fieldwork experience in construction, environmental monitoring, or other related field. Landfill experience is desired but not required.
Environmental Resource Technician II
: a minimum of one year of experience equivalent to Environmental Resource Technician I.
Licenses and other Requirements:
Valid California Class C driver’s license.
Environmental monitoring, sampling procedures, recordkeeping, and data collection.
Principles of construction as it relates to gas collection and leachate recovery systems, groundwater extraction wells, soil vapor monitoring wells.
QA/QC and interpretation of environmental data.
Experience operating and maintaining electrical pumps and blowers.
Landfill gas collection, leachate recovery, and pump and treat systems.
Applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Health and safety regulations and procedures.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Oral and written communication skills.
Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
Perform fieldwork independently.
Plan, organize and direct the work of professional and sub-professional personnel and consultants.
Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
Interpret hydrological data.
Conduct environmental investigations and inspections.
Interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Plan and organize work.
Work independently with little direction.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Evening or variable hours.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
Exposure to fumes, dust, odors, and oil/grease.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and operate a vehicle.
Lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy objects as assigned by the position.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Working at heights.
Working around and with machinery having moving parts.
Hazardous chemicals and materials.
Extreme weather conditions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed.
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