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Chief, Departmental Operations-Hazardous Materials

San Diego  CA

The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and Quality is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and team-oriented leader to fill an immediate opening for a Chief, Departmental Operations in our Hazardous Materials Division. Under the administrative direction of the Deputy Director, Environmental Health and Quality, this unclassified management position will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight over all administrative functions of the County’s Hazardous Materials Division of the Department of Environmental Health and Quality. This position will be responsible for the following key areas: Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), Hazardous Waste/Tiered Permitting, CA Accidental Release Prevention Program, Underground and Above Ground Storage Tanks, Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT), and Border Inspections/Enforcement.

Salary:  $ 115,000 to $125,000 Annually  

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, independent, innovative, and visionary leader who manages the six programs listed above, and who values collaboration and thrives in a fast-paced environment of multiple stakeholder priorities. The ideal candidate will also have a high degree of technical experience in hazardous materials-related environmental health programs; a strong ability to understand multiple perspectives, agendas, and goals; and proven experience and success in leading others and performing program and project management. The ideal candidate will have operational experience within a public and/or private sector hazardous materials management program responsible for managing inspection, investigation, and compliance activities over varying establishments. The ideal candidate will also have managerial or full supervisory level experience within a related environmental or public health regulatory program. Possession of the following three current certifications are desirable, but not required: State of California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), ICC California UST Inspector, and APSA or Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act. 

Click here to view a detailed job brochure, which includes the responsibilities and requirements for this position.  A first review of résumés will take place during the week of April 26, 2021. Interested applicants are encourage to submit an online application and résumé as soon as possible for first consideration.  Complete the online application at www.sandiegocounty.gov/hr, select the current job postings link.

Posted April 14, 2021

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