Hazardous Substances Engineer

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Hazardous Substances Engineer

Department of Toxic Substances Control


Hazardous Substances Engineer

$5,098.00 – $9,548.00

Final Filing Date: 6/22/2018

Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision (Ranges A and B) or general direction (Range C and D) of the Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer I (Sup HSE I) for the Site Mitigation and Restoration Program (Site Mitigation Program), Berkeley Cleanup Branch, the Hazardous Substances Engineer (HSE) serves as project manager and oversees all aspects of assessment, investigation and/or cleanup of assigned hazardous waste/substance sites and other administrative duties. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Technical Expert
Reviews and/or prepares technical engineering reports and other documents including, but not limited to, Phase I reports, Preliminary Endangerment Assessments, Resource and Cost Recovery Act Facility Assessments, site characterization workplans and reports; sampling and analysis plans; human health and ecological risk assessments, pilot and treatability studies; feasibility studies; remedy selection documents; design, implementation, completion reports; operation and maintenance plans; five-year reviews; and long-term monitoring reports for compliance with approved plans. Evaluates site characterization data to support engineering remedial design and implementation; reviews or develops process flow and instrumentation diagrams, and design plans and specifications of engineering remedy; performs remedial system optimization using value engineering and systematic approach tools; conducts engineering analyses of soil or engineered cap designs, slope stability evaluations, groundwater and soil vapor extraction and treatment system designs and monitoring plans. Performs statistical and trend analysis on data to define the overall effectiveness of a remedial treatment technology. Confirms engineering information, use of correct equations and engineering calculations related to project submittals; and evaluates integration of remedial design with engineering infrastructures for site development. Reviews or prepares cost estimates to ensure adequate financial assurance mechanisms are in place for the selected remedy and long term operation and maintenance.
Project Manager
Plans and manages a workload consisting of multiple projects to ensure all assignments are completed on time and within budget. Prepares and maintains accurate project schedules to facilitate allocation of resources. Prepares estimates for oversight costs for each assigned project and follows up with the Responsible Parties to ensure payment of invoices of billed activities. Routinely updates and maintains project information on existing sites in the DTSC EnviroStor database, including, but not limited to, uploading major milestone documents to EnviroStor on a timely basis. Maintains site files and databases for internal and external use. Communicates internally and externally the status of assignments, recommendations, or issues and prepares clear and concise written documents. Coordinates and participates in team projects with other team members.
Site Investigation
Coordinates and conducts on-site oversight of field activities including, but not limited to, the collection of field samples, construction of remedies, and remedial system operation and maintenance to ensure compliance with approved plans and applicable health and safety protocols. Drives to sites to perform site inspections to verify compliance with site orders or agreement requirements, including compliance with land use covenants.
Public Outreach
Coordinates with other local, state and federal regulatory agencies to assure compliance with actions being taken on site projects. Interfaces and coordinates with members of the public, legislators, the regulated community, other agencies, and the media to provide and explain site information. Prepares or reviews public participation plans, work notices, public notices, and/or fact sheets. Participates in community meetings, workshops, and interviews to address community concerns and to promote transparency of DTSC project decisions. Responds to public inquiries or complaints.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Hazardous Substances Engineer


$5,098.00 – $9,548.00


# of Positions:
Work Location:
Alameda County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Berkeley Regional Office

Department Information

This position is located in Berkeley, CA.

The mission of DTSC is to protect California’s people and environment from harmful effects of toxic substances by restoring contaminated resources, enforcing hazardous waste laws, reducing hazardous waste generation, and encouraging the manufacture of chemically safer products.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

All interested applicants must submit a standard state application (STD 678). Job Control # 114145, Position # 810-512-3726-093 and RPA # 18-2-CUP-501 and the basis of your eligibility, i.e. list eligibility, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment or reinstatement must be clearly indicated in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLES(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING” section of the state application being submitted.

Do not submit the “Equal Employment” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed STD 678.  APPLICATIONS WITH “SEE RESUME” WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Applications personally delivered must be received and date stamped at the listed contact address no later than CLOSE of BUSINESS 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.


Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 6/22/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Gwen Neal/Janet Naito
700 Heinz Avenue
BerkeleyCA 94710-2721

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Gwen Neal/Janet Naito
700 Heinz Avenue
BerkeleyCA 94710-2721
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Gwen Neal/Janet Naito
(510) 540-2607

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Litiana Patino
(916) 324-3095

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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