Environmental Compliance Inspector/Senior Environmental Compliance

City of Ventura | Ventura, CA

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Posted Date 7/08/2020

The City of Ventura is hiring!   We are now accepting applications for the position of Environmental Compliance Inspector/Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector.  The current vacancy is in the City's Public Works Department and is responsible for specialized inspection duties related to Stormwater and Recycling and Hazardous Waste.

The Environmental Compliance Inspector/Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector will work under the general supervision of the City's Environmental Services Supervisor.  The position has the responsibility to administer and enforce environmental permits and regulations; conduct inspections; review and condition new business projects; collect and analyzes samples and data; respond to questions, educate and provide information to industrial businesses and general public. The Environmental Compliance Inspector also represents the City at meetings; monitors budgets and user fees; prepares and processes site inspection reports and other reports in compliance with Federal and State environmental quality regulations.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in stormwater quality management with experience completing field inspections, interpreting and applying a broad range of environmental regulations and procedures, and conducting effective public outreach and education. The candidate must possess strong customer service skills with the ability to work independently to both identify and solve environmental problems.

This classification is flexibly staffed, and the position may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the incumbent and the staffing needs of the City.


Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary:  $28.17 - $37.65 Hourly DOQ.



A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to two years college with major course work in chemistry, biology, environmental science, biochemistry, environmental studies, environmental management or subjects related to the environment, AND

Environmental Compliance Inspector: one year of progressively responsible experience conducting research, field work, inspections, laboratory tests, advocacy, or public outreach related to the evaluation of wastewater, stormwater, raw water discharge, soil science, environmental remediation, environmental sustainability, recycling or hazardous waste; or one year of experience performing wastewater analysis, stormwater analysis, surface water quality analysis, construction SWPPP development, industrial SWPPP development, sediment and erosion control operation, collection system operation, water treatment plant operations, or wastewater treatment plant operations.

Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector: three years of progressively responsible full time experience inspecting a variety of pretreatment systems, facilities and processes of industrial, commercial, residential and institutional establishments for compliance with Federal, State and local environmental regulations and permit conditions related to pretreatment of wastewater and stormwater, recycling or hazardous waste, depending on assigned area.  

License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver license is required.



When assigned to Public Works:

  • HAZWOPER certification and a Forklift Operator certification is required within 6 months of appointment.
  • Must obtain an underlying certification/registration that is a pre-requisite to becoming a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) as described in the construction general permit issued by the State Water Resources Control Board within 12 months of appointment.

For the Senior level, must also possess:

  • Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) certification is required.
  • CWEA Environmental Compliance Inspector Grade I certification is desirable.


To Apply

Submit a City application and supplemental questions. Applications and supplemental questions will be accepted until Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM. Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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