Chief, Departmental Operations-Hazardous Materials Division

Company: County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health and Quality

Location: San Diego, CA

Date Posted: December 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $115,000 to $135,000 Annually

Chief, Departmental Operations-Hazardous Materials Division

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 a certified foreign studies equivalency AND five (5) years of experience which demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification which must include two years of management or supervision, OR a combination of education and/or experience as stated above.
Note: A master's degree or higher may substitute for a total of one (1) year. For education to substitute for work experience as stated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of the following three current certifications are desirable, but not required: California Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), ICC California UST Inspector, and APSA or Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act.

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application at; select Current Job Postings, Job Number 21092703UHMD
2. Attach your résumé and cover letter.
3. Attach a copy of your college degree, final transcripts, or foreign studies equivalency certificate (if education obtained outside the U.S.)