Solid Waste Enforcement Officer

City Of Modesto, CA Modesto , CA 95351

Posted 5 months ago

THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions

The Solid Waste Enforcement Officer, under general direction, plans, organizes, and implements the City's Solid Waste Enforcement Programs; develops and submits grants applications, and administers grant-funded collection and abatement programs; implements public education programs; investigates and enforces applicable ordinances, regulations, and codes related to solid waste and hazardous materials.

Application Process

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process.

It is the applicant's responsibility to fill out the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words "see resume". The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Schedule

Oral Board Interviews

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Human Resources Department reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

Receive, investigate, and respond to complaints of violations of local and State laws, ordinances, or codes related to solid waste and recycling regulations; maintain accurate records regarding enforcement actions to substantiate violations.

Prepare cost estimates, requisition supplies and materials, and purchase program related equipment.

Conduct business workshops; and otherwise promote the safe handling and disposal of Solid Waste.

Issue Administrative Citations for violations of State and local solid waste and environmental protection codes.

Based on the severity of the violation(s) prepare and present cases during administrative hearings or criminal proceedings, as required.

Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities.

Assist in developing and monitoring of the Solid Waste division budget.

Patrol in a City vehicle to investigate and mitigate alleged complaints of violations.

May provide lead direction and training to administrative support staff and other hourly field staff.

Analyze, evaluate, and interpret State and local codes regarding Solid Waste; explain and educate members of the public on enforcement procedures related to solid waste.

Represent the City in public meetings, at City Council meetings, and in neighborhood forums.

Write and submit applications for grant funding to various State and Federal agencies as funds become available; administer grant budgets.

Prepare a variety of reports including grant related reports to the California Department of Resource and Recycling (CAL RECYCLE) or other granting agency as required by the grant agreement; act as City's liaison with the granting agency.

Marginal functions:

Perform other duties as assigned.

When assigned to the Used Oil Recycling Program:

Essential Functions:

Maintain existing and recruit new certified oil collection centers.

Manage the used oil collection center located at the City-County Airport.

Manage the residential curbside oil collection program performed under the Service Agreements with the City's residential collection companies.

Develop and implement comprehensive, multi-media advertising programs for the promotion of used oil recycling.

Develop and implement comprehensive public education programs on used oil recycling and the purchase of re-refined oil; make presentations to community groups and schools, provide information at community events; conduct business workshops.

Coordinate pollution prevention programs with the Environmental Compliance Division.

As needed, test and identify household chemical waste and arrange for the transportation to the appropriate disposal site.

When assigned to the Waste Tire Program:

Monitor and inspect tire dealerships and tire haulers for compliance with state regulations regarding waste tire transportation/disposal.

Maintain evidence (Chain of Custody) for cases involving violations of State codes.

Act as the Agent of the CAL RECYCLE in enforcing the States regulations.

Provide training in tire enforcement procedures for other Tire Enforcement Program staff as assigned by CAL RECYCLE.

Develop and implement tire handling, transportation, and recycling information programs for businesses.

Coordinate tire enforcement program with Stanislaus County to address tire issues in unincorporated areas within the City Sphere of Influence and in County pockets.

Marginal Functions:

May assist in the researching and rewriting of ordinances as necessary.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Procedures and work methods required to perform the full range of assigned duties safely and efficiently.

Written and oral communication techniques and methodologies, including graphic presentations and applicable computer skills.

Principles, practices, methods and techniques of evidence collection and preservation and writing incident reports.

General principles and practices of program planning and implementation.

Principles and practices of budget preparation; expense monitoring and tracking; procurement of materials and supplies.

Basic personal computer operations.

Safe and efficient work practices related to solid waste and recycling code enforcement activities.

Procedures and techniques for working with the public in a tactful but firm manner.

Ability to:

Become knowledgeable about environmental issues and concerns related to solid, hazardous, and recoverable waste collection and disposal.

Maintain a budget.

Interpret architectural drawings or blueprints.

Coordinate and integrate solid waste and environmental code enforcement programs with other agencies.

Collect and analyze data and costs to draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Test and identify household chemical waste as needed.

Identify operational and administrative problems and implement problem resolving changes.

Seek out other applicable Grant programs on behalf of the City.

Write detailed reports and perform research related to enforcement activities.

Use sound judgment in decision making.

Prepare written and oral reports; speak to community groups, news media, and the general public.

Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; write defensible reports.

Enforce various codes, ordinances, laws and regulations.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers, subordinates and supervisors, other departments, outside agencies and the public including the ability to resolve conflicts.

Maintain detailed reports and research code enforcement activities.

Work effectively and efficiently under stressful situations and with minimum supervision.

Carry out conflict resolution skills.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


One year of related experience involving the application of municipal codes in an enforcement, inspection and/or public education capacity. Experience related to environmental management, environmental planning, or environmental enforcement field, including public contact is highly desirable.


Completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level coursework in public administration, business administration, criminal justice, environmental science, biological science, or physical science, or other related field.

Equivalent to an Associate of Arts Degree from an accredited college in any of the above or other related field is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid class C California Driver's License by date of appointment with a satisfactory driving record is required.

Possession of a POST approved Penal Code 832 Certificate is required by the end of probationary period.

When assigned to the Used Oil Recycling Program possession of Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations certification is required within one year of appointment.


Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting. Lifting: frequently up to 50 pounds; occasionally up to 75 pounds.

Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone.

Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to noise, weather conditions, irate people and vicious dogs.


Work is performed in both an office and field environment subject to typical office noise, environment and regular travel from site-to-site. Positions may require occasional overtime or weekend work.

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Solid Waste Enforcement Officer

City Of Modesto, CA