ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
$107,532 to $157,163TYPE OF APPOINTMENT
The position is to be filled on an emergency appointment basis. Please note that an emergency appointment is a temporary appointment and is contingent upon approval by the City of Los Angeles’ Personnel Department. A permanent appointment will be made upon the completion of the civil service examination process for Environmental Affairs Officer. The successful incumbent for this emergency appointment position will be required to take the examination and obtain a high enough score on the eligibility list in order to be selected for a permanent appointment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties and responsibilities of the Environmental Affairs Officer position are as follows:
Regulated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act, an Environmental Affairs Officer plans, organizes and directs the work of a group of subordinate supervisors, professional employees, and/or consultants engaged in environmental affairs and compliance in the following: noise, renewable energy, climate change, and sustainability, air and water quality, water, natural and cultural resources management, hazardous substance and solid waste management, site assessment and remediation, methods, controls, and technologies to mitigate pollution and other environmental impacts.
· Reviews proposed environmental regulation, legislation, and policies, and ensures that the City and its operations are complying with applicable environmental laws and regulations;
· May act for upper management on environmental management issues in their absence;
· Applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building an effective work force; and fulfills supervisory safety and equal employment opportunity responsibilities.
1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, and two years of full-time paid professional experience as an Environmental Supervisor, Marine Environmental Supervisor , or in a position with the City of Los Angeles designated as a Project Manager (I, II, or III) receiving the appropriate salary bonus, supervising employees engaged in professional environmental work involving National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act compliance, noise, renewable energy, climate change and sustainability, air and water quality, water, natural and cultural resources management, hazardous substance management, solid waste management, wastewater and storm water management, resource recycling, pollution prevention, or site assessment and remediation; or
2. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, and five years of full-time paid professional experience in environmental activities which includes responsibility for policy development and interpretation for environmental compliance of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act documents, noise, renewable energy, climate change and sustainability, air and water quality, water, natural and cultural resources management, hazardous substance management, solid waste management, wastewater and storm water management, resource recycling, pollution prevention, or site assessment and remediation.
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy and Planning, Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Public Health, Urban Geography or a closely related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
2. Registration from the State of California as an Environmental Assessor or Environmental Health Specialist is desired but not required.
3. For qualifying work experience gained outside of the City of Los Angeles, the term “professional experience” applies to positions that require possession of a degree from a recognized an accredited four-year college or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered “professional,” non-City qualifying experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
4. Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf.
The selection process will consist of an oral interview and may include a writing exercise to determine the most qualified candidate for this position. In the event that there is a large candidate pool, screening criteria will be used to bring the most qualified individuals forward to the interview process.
All eligible candidates interested in applying must submit a completed Departmental application and résumé (Attn: Environmental Affairs Officer) to the following email address: HCIDLA.PersRecUnit@lacity.org no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
The Departmental Application can be accessed on-line at the Personnel Department website at http://per.ci.la.ca.us/Forms/DeptApp.pdf.
If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles Housing Department Personnel Unit at (213) 808-8804.