Online applications will be accepted from Monday, September 9, 2019 to September 20, 2019.
The City of Ontario reserves the right, if necessary, to accept applications from the first one hundred (100) qualified applicants for this position.
The Ontario Municipal Utilities Company's Integrated Waste Division is seeking motivated individuals to join the team as Environmental Technicians and continue leading the agency's efforts in ensuring quality environmental compliance programs are being provided to the residents and businesses of the City of Ontario. The Environmental Technician develops, implements, and coordinates the City of Ontario's programs in addition to coordinating integrated waste recycling and organics programs, water conservation, wastewater, and water quality programs.
The Environmental Technician classification is a common classification used in a variety of City departments. This recruitment will result in an eligibility list for this classification to meet the future staffing needs of the departments with openings in this classification. Current vacancies exist in the Integrated Waste Division.
The ideal candidate has the ability to take initiative and prioritize multiple conflicting demands; has a passion for environmental compliance; possesses excellent oral and written communication skills with an aptitude to prepare and present a variety of public education and outreach activities; is skilled at working with the public and has the ability to maintain effective working relationships with business owners, management / maintenance companies, customers, residents and community groups; and has a thorough understanding of various programs and procedures related to environmental, recycling, wastewater, and water quality. Additionally, successful candidates will embody the values of the City's Approach to Public Service and demonstrate the qualities of a 5 Tool Player – Leader, Thinker, Operator, Communicator, and Public Servant.
Examples of Essential Functions:
The functions typically performed by the Environmental Technician include the following:
Assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of a variety of environmental compliance programs.
Prepares reports to meet local, state, and federal monitoring requirements.
Assists with developing and coordinating public awareness programs and events related to water, sewer and integrated waste.
Assists in coordinating water conservation, water quality, wastewater discharge, monitoring and control, integrated waste recycling and source reduction programs.
Writes and maintains information related to public environmental programs.
Responds to inquiries and handles complaints related to water quality, water conservation and integrated waste recycling programs and initiates appropriate action to resolve problems.
Reviews invoices for accuracy prior to authorization for payment.
Participates in the development and implementation of new and revised systems, procedures, and methods of operation.
Maintains records, databases and documents; prepares reports.
Provides advice and consultation in area of assignment to City staff and others.
Drafts press releases, public outreach materials, reports and other documents.
Represents the City at meetings with the public and other external entities as assigned.
High School diploma or recognized equivalent. Completion of technical courses, training or certification in areas related to water distribution, water quality, water conservation, environmental compliance and/or integrated waste recycling.
One year experience in the coordination or implementation of programs related to water quality monitoring and reporting, water conservation or integrated waste recycling.
Valid California Class C driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
Certifications in Water Distribution (D1), Water Treatment (T1) and/or Environmental Compliance Inspector (WCI1); or knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding water quality, sewer discharge, and integrated waste recycling.
About City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in the Inland Empire with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including; Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City's team is staffed with approximately 1,200 full-time and 200 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.