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San Andreas, California
United States
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Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
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Government / Public Sector
Experience level:
6-10 years
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Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Management Agency Administrator/APCO

The Agency
The Calaveras County Environmental Management Agency is made up of five (5) divisions; Environmental Health, On-Site Wastewater, Agriculture, Air Pollution, and Animal Services.

The Environmental Management Agency staffing consists of 26 full-time staff; Environmental Health=9, Onsite Wastewater=2, Agriculture=6, Air Pollution=1 and Animal Services=7.   In addition, volunteers play a critical role in providing service with over 100 volunteers actively working in the Animal Services division.

Each division is a separate budget unit with a blend of funding from the County General Fund, fees, contracts and grants with a total budget of $3.7M for the Agency.

The Position
Reporting directly to the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer, the Environmental  Management Agency Administrator/Air Pollution Control Officer is an at-will department head that will be responsible for the overall operation of the Agency.  The Environmental Management Agency Administrator carries out the objectives of the Board of Supervisors by providing the efficient delivery of public services and will be responsible for:

  • Providing day-to-day leadership for the Environmental Management Agency employees and volunteers through communication and demonstration of the organization’s Vision, Mission and Values; 
  • Working with and establishing productive relationships with federal, state, local and other agencies for the effective implementation, coordination and development of all programs;
  • Responsibility for overall policy development, program planning, fiscal management, and operation of assigned programs;
  • Planning, organizing and directing the division’s activities;
  • Monitoring developments in the field of environmental health, agriculture, air pollution control and animal services administration and submits periodic summaries and analysis of these developments for the Board's consideration in policy development for the department;
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective  services;
  • Identifying and prioritizing key processes for improvement based upon customer feedback/trends and develops and implements process improvement measures and controls;
  • Overseeing processes for recruitment, hiring, selection, evaluation, professional growth, and discipline of employees; Insures accountability for duties and projects assigned to division managers and other staff;
  • Planning, organizing, directing and coordinating  comprehensive environmental programs, including commercial cannabis cultivation;
  • Interpreting, analyzing, explaining and applying laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Fee study and development for services;
  • Preparing and monitoring the annual budget including expenditure control and revenue collection processes; estimating and anticipating changes in the level of service required and new equipment needed;
  • Working closely with the Friends of the Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) and associated volunteer groups related to training and promotional activities.
  • Preparing routine or special reports as needed, and;
  • Acting as an ambassador by promoting and enhancing the Agency’s image within the country and communities therein.


 The Ideal Candidate
Our new Agency Administrator will be articulate, collaborative and confident with a proven track record in environmental management.  A knowledge of contemporary Agriculture and Animal Services functions and ability to provide proactive support to both internal and external customers is expected. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Registered Environmental Health Specialist with five years of professional level supervisory, administrative, executive of consulting experience.  A strong knowledge of information gathering methods and analysis; budget preparation; and report writing techniques is expected.

Application and Screening Process

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Online County application with the below items attached.
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Supplemental Questions


Final Filing Date:   Apply immediately.  Position is open until filled.

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. 

Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process. 

First review of applications will be on Wednesday, May 27th.


Supplemental Questions
The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to assess your qualifications, training, and experience in specific job related areas.  Your answers to these questions, along with your completed application, will be used to select the most suitably qualified candidates for the interview process.  Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will not be given further consideration.

Respond to each question fully, describing your specific experience and accomplishments, but limit your response for each question to only one “8-1/2 x 11” sheet of paper (single or double spaced.)  Responses must be legible.  Typewritten responses are preferred.  Although this supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed in tandem with your other application documents, when answering supplemental questions please specify the organization for which you worked while performing each function. 

  1. This position requires extensive organization and management experience.  Please describe your experience planning, organizing and directing the operations of Environmental Health programs, Air Pollution, Animal Services and/or Agricultural programs.
  2. Please describe your experience developing publicity materials, creating public communication, and developing/presenting public presentations for industry, community organizations and the Board of Supervisors.
  3. The Agency Administrator will work hard to develop and enhance community partnerships.  Describe your experience with community outreach and building community partnerships.
  4. Describe your experience preparing and monitoring a budget, along with developing fees.  Include the size of the budget and monitoring techniques.


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