Date of Study: March 26, 2018– March 29, 2018
Collective Bargaining Identification: R10
Job Analysis Conducted By: Frances Vasquez, Office of Workforce Planning, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Number of Incumbents: There are 16 incumbents in this classification per the State Controller’s Office Filled/Vacant Position Report dated 03/2018.
EDITED TASK LISTING
NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these tasks.
1. Identify/classify hazardous materials and wastes (corrosive, ignitable, reactive, or toxic) to ensure safe handling, proper storage and appropriate disposal utilizing Safety Data Sheets (SDS), labeling, nationally recognized scientific publications, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
2. Provide information and recommendations to emergency responders to ensure safe handling and disposal of potentially hazardous substances utilizing HazCat kit, SDS, and labels, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
3. Develop policies and procedures to provide information and direction to staff and others to ensure safe handling of hazardous materials and wastes utilizing SDS, nationally recognized scientific publications, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
4. Conduct audits/inspections of facilities to ensure compliance utilizing checklists and record reviews related to hazardous materials and wastes, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
5. Provide recommendations to facilities, sections and/or divisions to ensure compliance with hazardous materials and waste requirements utilizing audits, inspections and other data in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
6. Review surveys and audits (e.g. Environmental Health Surveys, Department of Toxic Substances Control Audits, Certified Unified Program Agency [CUPA], etc.) of facilities to conform to compliance with hazardous materials and waste requirements utilizing corrective action plans, inspection reports, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
7. Update facility operating procedures to implement newly enacted legislation related to hazardous materials and waste management utilizing best available technology, best management practices, nationally recognized scientific standards, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
8. Develop facility procedures to mitigate the hazards of a potential and/or actual release of hazardous substances to the public and environment utilizing best available technology, best management practices, mutual response agencies, nationally recognized scientific standards, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
9. Implement facility hazardous materials business plan requirements to protect the public and environment utilizing the California Electronic Reporting System, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
10. Update hazardous materials programs (e.g., Hazardous Materials Business/Contingency Plan, Chemical Inventory, California Accidental Release Prevention Program, Spill Prevention Control and Counter measures, etc.) to ensure compliance with County, State and Federal hazardous materials and wastes regulations utilizing California Electronic Reporting System, check lists, chemical inventories, processes, etc., on an annual basis.
11. Develop policies, procedures and practices associated with hazardous materials and waste management to provide information and direction to facility staff with the goal of improving workplace safety utilizing best management practices, standard operating procedures, etc., in accordance with Federal State, and local regulations.
12. Act as liaison with departmental staff, contractors, local and other governmental agencies on aspects of hazardous materials and waste management to assist with the coordination of audits and inspections by county and state environmental regulatory agencies utilizing meetings, telephone, electronic media, written correspondence, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
13. Represent the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Department of State Hospitals as a subject matter expert for the Legal Affairs Division utilizing personal knowledge, records, reports, etc., as needed.
14. Maintain hazardous waste disposal data to provide accurate reporting and payment of fees and taxes to the State Board of Equalization and Department of Toxic Substances Control utilizing Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests and other documents, as needed.
15. Oversee contractor performance related to hazardous materials (e.g., remediation of spills and leaks, asbestos and lead abatement, abandoned waste material, underground storage tank monitoring, etc.) to ensure compliance utilizing contract specifications, inspections, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
16. Monitor facility permit conditions to ensure compliance with environmental quality, permit specifications, and worker safety requirements utilizing inspections, testing, regulatory agency reports, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
17. Interpret complex regulations, policies, and procedures for facilities to ensure compliance utilizing summary of legislative bills and public entities, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
18. Act as a lead over Hazardous Materials Specialists to provide information, guidance, training and expertise utilizing personal knowledge, established policies and procedures, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
19. Prepare facility training lesson plans pertaining to hazardous materials and waste management to conduct training for departmental employees and other workers utilizing electronic media presentations, professional knowledge, established policies and procedures, as required.
20. Conduct facility training for employees and other workers to meet regulatory mandates for hazardous materials and waste management utilizing electronic media presentations, personal knowledge, established policies and procedures, and demonstrations on an ongoing basis.
21. Collect hazardous wastes from point of generation to the designated 90-Day storage area to consolidate for disposal with the assistance of other workers utilizing materials handling equipment, hazardous waste containers, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
22. Coordinate timely removal of hazardous wastes from facility grounds to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations utilizing contracted hazardous waste transporters, as needed.
23. Prepare documents for service and expense orders/contracts to conduct repairs, or obtain contractor and/or vendor services, etc., utilizing departmental computers, office equipment and departmental forms, as needed, in accordance with State policy and procedures.
24. Prepare purchase orders and requests for supplies needed to maintain the hazardous materials program utilizing departmental computers, office equipment and departmental forms, in accordance with State, policy and procedures.
25. Maintain constant tool, key and lock control to ensure the safety and security of the facility utilizing an accountability system, tool log, missing tool report, heightened sense of awareness, etc., in accordance with facility operating procedures.
26. Supervise workers to maintain safety and security of work areas/materials utilizing interpersonal skills, heightened awareness of the surroundings as required, in accordance with Departmental policy and procedures.
27. Respond to facility complaints related to hazardous material concerns (e.g. lead, mold, asbestos, etc.) to identify and analyze hazardous material issues and recommend proper remedial action utilizing written documentation, office equipment, site visits, interviews, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
28. Participate in seminars, trainings (e.g. HAZWOPER, first responder, etc.) and public meetings to maintain current certifications and knowledge of regulations and laws to disseminate information to facility staff utilizing on-the-job training, off-site trainings, written and/or verbal communication, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
29. Assist in the determination of facility budget projections for the annual work plan in regards to hazardous materials and waste removal utilizing previous projections, annual work plan template on an annual basis.
30. Adhere to facility policies for escorting vendors, contractors and regulators for inspections, testing and repair services utilizing departmental forms and procedures, in accordance with State policy and procedures.
31. Prepare complex and detailed reports to submit to enforcement agencies in response to hazardous materials and waste management requirements utilizing departmental computers, departmental forms and office equipment, as needed.
32. Identify hazardous materials and wastes to share accurate information used for training, labeling, inventory control, and waste minimization utilizing SDSs, recognized scientific publications and product labeling, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
33. Assess potentially hazardous substances to promote safe handling and disposal and to provide information for emergency responders utilizing HazCat kit and direct observation, in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
34. Follow guidelines to manage hazardous materials and wastes, provide information, direction, and training to others utilizing the SDS, PELs, recognized scientific publications, etc., in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.
Tasks highlighted in bold text are not currently on the SPB classification specification
EDITED KSAPC LISTING
NOTE: Each position within this classification may perform some or all of these KSAPCs.
K1. Comprehensive knowledge of principles of scientific research in order to interpret scientific publications and methodology to obtain practical applications.
K2. Comprehensive knowledge of chemical, biological, physical and environmental science as a foundation for hazardous material and waste regulatory compliance.
K3. Comprehensive knowledge of chemical and physical characteristics of hazardous materials and wastes and their general effect on human health and the environment as they relate to the chemicals being stored and used at a facility.
K4. Comprehensive knowledge of chemical reactions to ensure the health and safety of staff and others, and the protection of the environment and property.
K5. Comprehensive knowledge of the effect of hazardous materials and wastes and their interactions on the environment for effective emergency response to potential and actual releases and spills.
K6. Basic knowledge of water, soil and air quality management to determine level of contamination and develop contingency plans.
K7. Basic knowledge of investigatory methods to formulate corrective action plans.
K8. Comprehensive knowledge of hazardous materials and wastes management programs and activities in both the public and private sector to keep abreast of current management practices.
K9. Comprehensive knowledge of research and literature on the health effects of hazardous substances used in California industry to maintain compliance with the California Hazard Communication Standard.
K10. Comprehensive knowledge of California’s hazardous waste stream characteristics and mitigation practices to protect the health and safety of employees and other workers and to minimize adverse impacts on the environment and property.
K11. Comprehensive knowledge of County, State and Federal regulations related to hazardous materials and wastes to protect the health and safety of employees and other workers to minimize impacts on the environment and property.
K12. Comprehensive knowledge of methods of handle, storage and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes to ensure compliance with regulatory mandates.
K13. Comprehensive knowledge of the hazardous waste generator permitting process, including State and Federal requirements for review to ensure compliance with environmental regulatory mandates.
K14. Comprehensive knowledge of public health and resource management to ensure an efficient and effective hazardous materials and waste management program.
K15. Basic knowledge of principles and procedures of hazardous materials management and resource recovery, including basic toxicology, hydrology and geology to interpret scientific reports and publications.
K16. Basic knowledge of principles involved in siting hazardous waste facilities in order to control hazardous waste disposal and to ensure appropriate disposal and handling at Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities.
K17. Basic knowledge of computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.) to assist in the completion of various assignments.
K18. Comprehensive knowledge of math to calculate cost estimates for service and expenses.
K19. Basic knowledge of materials, tools and equipment used to accomplish a work assignment and/or provide direction/information.
K20. Basic knowledge of training techniques to facilitate training for staff and other workers.
KSAPCs highlighted in bold text are not currently on the SPB classification specification
A1. Ability to collect environmental data to identify unknown hazardous substances, concentration levels and exposure risks.
A2. Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to formulate appropriate courses of action.
A3. Ability to apply scientific methods and principles to evaluate and monitor the environment and determine an appropriate level of response to a release of hazardous substances.
A4. Ability to analyze situations and take appropriate actions to include determination of appropriate levels of personal protective equipment, mitigation and remediation.
A5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with local government and all persons contacted in the work place.
A6. Ability to prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports to document regulatory efforts, to provide alternatives and recommendations for management decisions.
A7. Ability to communicate effectively to obtain and provide accurate information.
A8. Ability to plan, organize and apply practical applications in the management of hazardous materials and wastes present on departmental facilities.
A9. Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others to complete assignments.
A10. Ability to evaluate scientific data and prepare recommendations based on findings to provide accurate information.
A11. Ability to be objective and flexible to function effectively in a team setting, remain unbiased when evaluating and making recommendations to meet program needs.
A12. Ability to meet critical deadlines to meet regulatory mandates.
A13. Ability to apply or modify complex scientific methods and principles, to provide an appropriate level of response, evaluate and monitor a hazardous materials release to the environment.
A14. Ability to understand principles of risk assessments and risk management in formulation of all required plans and mandates to protect the public and environment and to ensure compliance with hazardous materials and wastes regulations.
A15. Ability to work with professionals from a variety of disciplines within and outside of State government on complex and changing hazardous substance issues related to the achievement of departmental goals.
A16. Ability to read and understand technical reports on emerging public health issues related to the use of hazardous materials and wastes in the facility setting.
A17. Ability to assess proposed legislation and new statutes to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local mandates.
A18. Ability to develop and organize materials used for presentation and dissemination of information to staff and others.
A19. Ability to anticipate and respond to public concerns with professionalism, tact and sensitivity while collaborating with the designated public information office.
A20. Ability to operate electronic media (e.g. computer, software, etc.) to access, enter, update and retrieve information.
A21. Ability to operate a motor vehicle with a valid driver’s license in the performance of duties.
A22. Ability to perform physical labor (e.g., lifting/moving equipment, etc.) to perform the required tasks of the job.
A23. Ability to use and maintain tools and electronic field equipment (e.g., 4-gas meter, photoionization detector, etc.) to ensure safe and proper operation during the performance of daily assignments.
A24. Ability to follow oral and written instructions in order to complete daily tasks.
A25. Ability to instruct the work of unskilled workers to ensure proper completion of work and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations.