Closing Date: 01/24/2020 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary is based on working a 4 day, 36 hour full-time work schedule.
THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
As the nation's 115th agency to be accredited by the American Public Works Association, the City of Alameda Public Works Department is the steward of Alameda's public infrastructure, responsible for its design, construction, and maintenance. It is the vision of the agency to become the best trained, most talented and efficient public works department in the entire Bay Area. Come and join our dynamic team to be an integral part of this vision!
The City of Alameda is seeking to fill a Program Specialist II position to administer the City's Integrated Waste Program activities. Under direction, Program Specialist II's perform a variety of detailed, specialized program work in community development, environmental compliance or other designated areas; and perform other related work as required. Positions assigned to this classification are expected to perform varied assignments requiring technical and interpersonal skill in assigned program areas. Work in the class is distinguished from that of the Program Specialist I by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which the incumbent is expected to operate. This position prepares reports, makes recommendations, and performs monitoring activities. Support is available for problems not covered by reference guidelines, and work is checked occasionally during progress and reviewed upon completion.
The current vacancy is in the Environmental Services Division of the Public Works Department and will be assigned to the City's Integrated Waste Management Program which ensures compliance with federal, state, regional and local mandates associated with integrated waste management. Alameda is a regional leader in source reduction, recycling and composting, where residents and businesses divert 77% of their waste from the landfill, and in recent years Alameda updated its Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP), and adopted a disposable food service ware reduction ordinance to reduce unnecessary food packaging waste and plastic litter in Alameda. Alameda's Integrated Waste Program oversees the franchise agreement with the City's waste hauler, Alameda County Industries.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Administers Integrated Waste Program activities to ensure compliance with federal, state, regional and local mandates.
Participates in the design and implementation of Integrated Waste Program activities; collects and interprets data and prepares reports.
Monitors project progress and compliance with applicable regulations.
Prepares and reviews contracts.
Evaluates proposals for funding; and may prepare documents for grant applications and administration.
Provides technical assistance to other divisions, departments, organizations, citizen groups, business, etc.
Reviews budget and expenditure reports and monitors labor and procurement activities.
Interprets and applies government regulations.
May coordinate support staff, contractors and/or consultant work activities and determine work priorities and methods; provides lead direction and training for related staff.
Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate's performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences or studies, or a B.A./B.S. in a closely related field, such as planning, public policy, public administration, economics, or engineering with significant coursework in environmental studies.
Experience: Three years progressively professional experience in environmental compliance work. Experience administering related programs is highly desirable.
License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
Desirable Qualifications: Candidates with any of the following credentials/certifications will be given priority consideration: 1. Possession of, or the ability to obtain within one year of employment, a valid California Penal Code Section 832 certification.
Knowledge ofprinciples and practices of activities, administration and program techniques, regulations and grants as related to clean air and clean water and environmental sciences.
Ability toperform both complex and routine administrative work with speed and accuracy; interpret and apply established policies, procedures and codes; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs; interpret and analyze information; draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; prepare studies and reports concerning complex matters; set priorities, meet deadlines and make sound decisions on a variety of matters; communicate effectively and work cooperatively with employees and the general public.
Internal Number: 2020-1775-01
About City of Alameda
Known as the "City of Homes and Beaches," Alameda (pop. 75,126) is a 10.6 square mile urban island city located in the middle of beautiful San Francisco Bay. With easy access to all of the amenities of the Bay Area, Alameda is seven miles east of San Francisco and less than one mile west of Oakland, just a short drive north of the Oakland International Airport. The City of Alameda's mission is to support the maintenance of a community where people can live, work, and play in a sustainable urban environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing. Alameda is committed to the organizational core values of innovation, integrity, professionalism, flexibility, and responsiveness. The City provides a broad range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, storm drains and other infrastructure; an electric municipal utility; recreational and cultural activities; and general government and administrative support services.
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