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Environmental Programs Supervisor

Mesa, AZ 

The City of Mesa is a great place to work! In addition to competitive salaries, the City also has a generous amount of other benefits available. For more information, please see our website:  http://mesaaz.gov/benefits/


Environmental Programs Supervisor

 ($72,278.59 - $102,523.20 annually)


The Environmental Programs Supervisor has responsibility for one or more environmental programs, which includes analyzing proposed and final environmental regulations to determine impact on City operations; developing plans to ensure compliance; and reviewing compliance programs and plans to determine compliance status, developing strategies and criteria for correction actions, and representing the City during meetings of regulatory agencies, regional municipal cooperative efforts, and professional associations.  The Environmental Programs Supervisor also works to develop and maintain internal guidance documents and procedures for several other City departments to remain compliant with environmental laws and permits.


This position has full supervisory responsibility for the Environmental Programs Specialists and Environmental Technicians to assign work activities, monitor their work performance and address issues, review and evaluate work products to ensure quality and compliance, and prepare and deliver annual performance reviews.  The Environmental Programs Supervisor also analyzes data from the various regulatory agencies on the City’s compliance and quality adherence for Mesa’s annual report, reviews and approves all contracts drafted by the Environmental Programs Specialists prior to sending the contracts to Purchasing, and acts as the liaison for any external audits performed by an environmental or regulatory agency, which requires preparing necessary items in advance of the audit, coordinating and working with the on-site auditors, and preparing any required responses post-audit.  The position may include grant management responsibilities.


While the Environmental Programs Specialists have specific areas of knowledge and program responsibility, the Environmental Programs Supervisor has a greater depth and breadth of knowledge of all the program areas to ensure compliance and answer questions for the Environmental Program Specialists regarding air quality, asbestos, environmental site assessments and remediation, hazardous material and waste management, lead-based paint, above ground and underground storage tanks, storm water, and water quality.  The Environmental Programs Supervisor also performs supervisor duties in addition to program responsibilities.  An employee in this class reports directly to the Deputy Director- Environmental & Sustainability. 


This class is FLSA exempt – administrative.


Minimum Qualifications Required: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Hygiene, Hydrology, Geology, or a related field.   
  • Extensive (5+ years) full-time, progressively responsible work experience regarding environmental issues and environmental compliance programs.   
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience or extensive (5+ years) of project management experience is also required.


Special Requirements: 

  • Must possess a valid Class D Arizona driver’s license by hire date or promotion date.
  • Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight-fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with Code of Federal (CFR ) 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification. 
  • Must be able to obtain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification within 12 months of hire or promotion or maintain annual refresher training. 
  • For those program areas directly managed by this class, must obtain Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certification, Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials certification, and United States Environmental Protection Agency Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) certification within 12 months of hire or promotion or maintain annual refresher training.


Substance Abuse Testing: Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of the assignment, individuals in this classification shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures (Police Department Assignment)


Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Broad based experience managing storm water, air quality, hazardous materials/wastes, and asbestos programs is highly desirable. 
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or certification as a Professional Engineer, Industrial Hygienist, or Hazardous Materials Manager is preferred.


Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.


City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications available 4/16/2021 and must apply by 4/29/2021.

For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site 


City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted April 22, 2021

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