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Regulatory Compliance Technician

Job Details

District - Marina, CA
Full Time
2 Year Degree
$37.97 - $48.46 Hourly
Admin - Clerical


Under general direction, ensures compliance with permit requirements and regulations related to environmental protection programs in solid waste management and landfill operations and the District’s approved Operations Plans; responsible for ensuring compliance with all air, landfill gas, ground water, stormwater and wastewater sampling, monitoring and reporting requirements; interacts with other departments, regulatory agencies and the public; perform other duties related to ensuring that the operating landfill is in compliance with permits and regulatory requirements; and oversee environmental control systems.


The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Implements the District’s environmental protection programs and other related programs and projects.
  • Coordinates state mandated sampling, monitoring, and reporting programs related to landfill operations (air quality, landfill gas, groundwater, stormwater, leachate, and soils and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and permits either directly or through the management of consultants and service contracts.
  • Prepares various written correspondence, reports, materials.
  • Assists in the investigation of complaints and or inspection findings associated with regulatory compliance issues.
  • Maintains environmental compliance records.
  • Plans, develops, delivers, and coordinates the delivery of a variety of educational information regarding environmental programs for internal distribution as necessary.
  • Supervises inspection of industrial waste users for compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory standards.
  • Conducts field tests and trains staff on proper sampling and inspection techniques.
  • Performs inspections and documents field collected data and observations.
  • Performs various monitoring and sampling activities to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets test results and makes recommendations for correction of problems.
  • Prepares, reviews and submits environmental reports for internal and external audiences as required either directly or through the management of consultants and service contracts. Maintains EP data tracking systems and provides District related reporting.
  • Provides administrative support as needed for securing environmental permits and other regulatory approvals. Prepares related documentation either directly or through the management of consultants and service contracts.
  • Administers customer special waste disposal approvals in accordance with the District’s approved Waste Acceptance Program.
  • Adhere to an assigned work schedule and meet District attendance standards.
  • All District positions require the employee to provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other District employees, and have regular and reliable attendance and timeliness. Must show cooperation and respect to fellow employees and supervisors at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Permitting and monitoring requirements for solid waste and landfill operations.
  • Working knowledge of chemical and physical characteristics of organic and inorganic waste.
  • Working knowledge of principles of chemistry, engineering, biology, geology, hydrology and water, air and soil quality management.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology and standard statistical procedures.
  • Applicable County, State, and Federal laws, codes, and ordinances related to the design, construction, and operation of solid waste management and landfill facilities.
  • Sound customer service practices and procedures.
  • Safety laws, programs, and requirements related to District operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office, CAD, general computer acumen and ability to learn and utilize other job-related technical software.


  • Associate degree desired in Environmental Sciences or related field, required. Four years work experience performing work similar to that required for this position can substitute for educational requirement.
  • Five years of environmental protection and compliance related experience.


  • Possession of a valid and current California Driver's License.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands - While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment including keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to walk and stand on uneven ground. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Lifting boxes such as recruitment files, applications or other forms weighing up to 25lbs.

Mental Demands - While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve policy and operational issues; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under deadlines and interact with all levels of District management and personnel, and the public.

Work Environment Normally, work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; occasionally will be exposed to varying temperatures; regular exposure to exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, noise, garbage, foul odors; potential exposure to hazardous materials and chemicals, moderate exposure often works around fast-moving vehicles and equipment; constant contact with staff and the public.

Special Demands - Must be able to actively participate in public meetings including giving presentations in person and on camera before the Board of Directors and members of the public.