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Valley Water
  • Position Number: 3061238
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Public and Environmental Health

Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

Valley Water

Salary: $12,908.13 - $16,487.47 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01470-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Chief Operating Officer - IT and Administrative Services

Closing: 5/20/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


Environmental, Health and Safety Unit (Position Code 0052)
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
*To protect our most valuable assets, our employees, as well as the communities we serve, Valley Water requires all newly hired Valley Water personnel to be fully vaccinated (for COVID -19) or to be formally excused from the requirement through the **reasonable accommodation process (for details, see bottom of job posting)

Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date.
This position is eligible for a hybrid telework schedule, typically working 40% remote and 60% onsite.

Overview:Valley Water is seeking and experienced Environmental, Health and Safety Manager with 5+ years' experience. Are you ready for your next career opportunity and a new challenge? If so, please review the below job opportunity.

The Environmental, Health and Safety manager is assigned to Valley Water's Environmental, Health and Safety Unit; develops, coordinates, and executes the Valley Water-wide facility environmental compliance and occupational health and safety program to ensure environmental regulatory compliance and to prevent injury, occupational illness, and damage to property.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan, manage, and oversee the daily functions, operations, and activities of the environmental, health, and safety unit including occupational health and safety and facilities environmental compliance programs designed to ensure environmental regulatory compliance and prevent occupational injury and illness, and damage to property.
  • Plan, implement, and manage a variety of comprehensive Valley Water-wide safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomic and training programs to ensure compliance with California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations governing workplace health and safety and to provide effective customer services to prevent injury and occupational illness and to control related cost losses.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures while ensuring that operation, financial, regulatory, and legal requirements are met.
  • Review and monitor facility environmental health and safety discrepancy reports; develop and implement effective corrective measures in management system development and improvements associated with Valley Water-wide facility environmental compliance and occupational health and safety programs to reduce the potential of environmental violations and workplace injuries and property damage.
  • Work with regulators to resolve outstanding compliance issues; oversee and participate in performing root cause analyses; recommend, develop, and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence of issues and to make process improvements.
  • Conduct site visits with staff at various facilities and field work locations to evaluate specific environmental health and safety risks; provide recommendations for implementation of adequate controls.
  • Perform an annual environmental, health, and safety legal and regulatory review, including reviewing all aspects of compliance and management system effectiveness to ensure continuous compliance and identify improvement opportunities and the implementation of best management practices as practical.
  • Plan and manage comprehensive Valley Water-wide programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations governing: hazardous waste and hazardous materials management including development of Hazardous Materials Business Plans and management of 24/7 Hazardous Materials Response Team; facility, equipment, and device closure & decontamination processes; above ground petroleum storage, and Spill Prevention and Control and Countermeasure planning; facility air pollution management and source permitting; operation of underground storage tanks; and facilities wastewater/process water discharges.
  • Ensure 24/7 availability of staff to respond to calls and notifications of hazardous materials spills and incidents within the Valley Water's jurisdiction.
Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:
  • Five (5) years of industrial hygiene, environmental engineering, occupational health and safety, facilities environmental compliance, or related program management experience.
  • Two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive environmental, health and safety compliance and training programs for Valley Water.
  • Analyze and evaluate complex environmental, health and safety compliance technical and administrative problems.
  • Apply, maintain, and manage environmental permits and equipment registrations associated with hazardous materials, hazardous waste, fixed assets air permitting, underground storage tanks, and statewide portable equipment registration program.
Ideal Knowledge:
  • Principals and applications of human resource management and administration including occupational health and safety, ergonomics, SEMS/NIMS, workers' compensation, and environmental regulatory compliance related to industrial production facilities and construction field activities.
  • Fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, physiology, statistics, mathematics, engineering mechanics, industrial and construction processes, communication, and psychology related to environmental, health, and safety program assignments.
  • Principals and applications of hazard analysis and behavior-based safety techniques for identification and mitigation of environmental, sociological, psychological, and physical problems encountered in implementing facility environmental compliance and occupational health and safety programs in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Principles and practices of environmental compliance program administration and Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing environmental compliance such as the Santa Clara County CUPA requirements; Cal/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Federal EPA; RWQCB; CARB; BAAQMD, and DTSC for water, air, underground storage tanks, hazardous materials/waste, and wastewater/industrial discharges and related aspects of Valley Water operations.
  • Methods and techniques of environmental and industrial hygiene sampling and analysis.
  • Strong working knowledge of Cal/OSHA regulations, National Fire Protection Association, DOT, and the American National Standards Institute.
Ideal Training and Education:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in occupational health and safety, environmental services, business or public administration, or a field related to the assigned functional area(s).

Required License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
To review the Classification Specification, please click here (Download PDF reader)

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
COVID-19 vaccination requirement:
* Fully vaccinated means (1) it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine, and (2) the person has provided proof of vaccination in a form consistent with the requirements for verification of vaccine status in the State of California's July 26, 2021 Public Health Officer Order.
**Limited Exemptions to Vaccination Requirement
An individual who has been provided a job offer may request a reasonable accommodation to the vaccination requirement if they:
1. Have a contraindication recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or by the vaccine's manufacturer to every approved COVID-19 vaccine. A contraindication means a condition that makes vaccination inadvisable;
2. Have a disability and are requesting an exception as a reasonable accommodation based upon this disability; or,
3. Object to COVID-19 vaccination based on their sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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