Chief, Departmental Operations, Hazardous Materials Division

Company: County of San Diego

Location: County of San Diego, CA

Date Posted: April 26, 2021

Application Deadline: May 23, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Chief, Departmental Operations, Hazardous Materials

About the Position

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.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or certified foreign studies equivalency AND five years of management level experience in an environmental agency, organization, or company. Leadership experience in complex environmental health programs, public/environmental health situations of a regional nature, program fees and fiscal aspects of programs, fostering relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, working knowledge of administrative and operational functions across programs and related experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification. Experience must include at least one year of supervision. Note: A master's degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one year of experience and cannot be applied to the required one year of supervision. Possession of a current and valid registration by the State of California as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) (California Health and Safety Code), is highly desirable.

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