Series established December 19, 1989
This series specification describes two classes used by the Hazardous Waste Management, Site Mitigation and External Affairs Programs, within the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Incumbents in these classes are responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the major divisions requiring both technical and administrative expertise and include significant responsibility for the development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of policy within their divisions and programs. Incumbents are part of DTSC's management team and participate in the development of statewide and program-wide policies and procedures.
Under administrative direction, incumbents are responsible for the management and supervision of a highly technical multidisciplinary staff which develop innovative technical, regulatory, compliance, and institutional approaches to hazardous waste prevention, reduction, management, and remediation.
Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the work of the staff engaged in a statewide hazardous waste management/site mitigation/external affairs program or in the development or evaluation of a major component of the Department's hazardous waste management/site mitigation/external affairs program; assist the Deputy Director with the planning of program operations and activities; act for the Deputy Director as assigned; participate in the selection and training of personnel; evaluate staff and division performance; review and evaluate work progress, assign priorities, and take or recommend appropriate action; conduct periodic evaluations and make an annual assessment of division needs; direct the development and revision of regulations and standards for hazardous waste prevention/management/ site mitigation in accordance with State and Federal law; advise and consult with local authorities and interested groups about the application and enforcement of State laws, regulations, and standards pertaining to hazardous waste prevention/management/site mitigation; serve as the Department liaison/ombudsman with officials of private industry and State and other governmental agencies in coordinating interagency program activities; and direct technical assistance to private industry and State and local agencies in the planning and operation of hazardous waste management, site mitigation, and pollution prevention programs.
Positions in the Division Chief, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), CEA, class shall only be filled by either civil service employees who have permanent status, or by qualified Legislative employees. Positions in the Division Chief, DTSC, class shall only be filled by individuals from inside of State service who have mandatory return rights to the class of Section Chief, Hazardous Waste Management Programs.
Two years of experience in the California state service performing hazardous substances management duties in a supervisory or management capacity at a level of responsibility not less than a Supervising Hazardous Substances Scientist II, Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineering Geologist II, or Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineering Geologist II, or Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer II.
Four years of experience in the California state service performing hazardous substances management duties in a supervisory or management capacity at a level of responsibility not less than a Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineering Geologist I, or Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer I.
Five years of broad and extensive experience in increasingly responsible professional positions in hazardous substances management, regulation, analysis or research, environmental research, monitoring, surveillance or enforcement or resource recovery. At least two years of the required experience must have been in a supervisory or management capacity at a level of responsibility equivalent to a Supervising Hazardous Substances Program Scientist II, Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineering Geologist II, or Supervising Hazardous Substances Engineer II, and must have included responsibility for the following: substantial participation in development or implementation of environmental health or hazardous substance control research, monitoring or surveillance and enforcement policies or programs, or coordinating the work of a multidisciplined environmental or hazardous material permitting, site clean up, or investigation staff.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section 94310 with 30 units or more in environmental, biological, chemical, physical, or soil science; environmental health; engineering, geology, engineering geology, or a directly related scientific or engineering field.
(Additional qualifying experience in hazardous materials management, regulation, analysis, or research; environmental research, monitoring, surveillance, or enforcement; or research recovery may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years. When substituting experience for education, qualifying education must include a minimum of 30 semester units in the science subjects noted above from an accredited college or equivalent units from an institution approved by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction under the provisions of California Education Code Section 94310.)
(Possession of a master's degree in the subjects specified above or a directly related scientific or engineering field may be substituted for one year of the general experience. Possession of a doctorate in the subjects specified above or a directly related scientific or engineering field may be substituted for two years of the general experience.)
Must be a civil service employee with permanent civil service status.
Must be an employee of the Legislature for two or more consecutive years.
Knowledge of: Principals, practices, and trends of public administration including fiscal, personnel management, and supervision; strategic planning development, implementation, and evaluation techniques; organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislative and Executive Branches; Federal legislative, budget, and regulatory process; policy formulation, development, and evaluation techniques; State and Federal statutes and regulations regarding hazardous waste; developing and implementing hazardous waste programs related to hazardous waste cleanups, facility permitting, surveillance, and enforcement, and other related support activities; media relations; Department's Affirmative Action Program and objectives; and a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Provide leadership in accomplishing basic functions and strategic objectives; effectively plan, organize, direct, and coordinate a major public program of statewide scope; represent the State's hazardous waste management program before the highest levels of State and Federal Government, private industry, community, and environmental groups, and before courts of jurisdiction; communicate effectively; analyze situations accurately and adopt and effective course of action; and effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.