Monday, April 23, 2018

Environmental Project Manager

Recruitment #17-9697-01


THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. 

Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.

Applications will only be accepted on-line.



Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) provides a host of centralized services including building maintenance, procurement and contract administration, capital project management, real property and portfolio management, sustainability services, energy management, environmental and hazardous materials management, transportation services, and other countywide support services. GSA consists of the following departments and programs:

Capital Programs: Environmental and energy programs, design, construction and project management. Capital Programs implements new and existing building projects for County agencies and is responsible for all capital improvements including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades, maintenance, and tenant improvements for County buildings.

Building Maintenance Department (BMD): Maintenance and janitorial services for County-owned and leased facilities, including offices, courts, detention facilities, veterans’ buildings, clinic buildings, parking structures, storage, and training facilities.
Logistics Services: Management and administration of the County's fleet of automotive equipment, refueling stations, messenger service, parking facilities, and property and salvage.
Medical Facilities Development: Medical capital project planning, development, design, and construction of hospital and related health care facilities.
Portfolio Management: Long-range planning regarding County real property assets. Activities include assisting County departments in assessing their space requirements and furniture needs, reviewing, planning, and analyzing project costs, and assisting in the implementation of projects.

The position is in Capital Programs.

Under supervision, manages environmental projects for County owned buildings and property, including projects associated with the County's underground storage tank, aboveground storage tank, asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, hazardous material management, storm water pollution prevention and other environmental programs. 

For additional information about the position, visit:  Environmental Project Manager (#9697)

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously and effectively deal with unexpected assignments while prioritizing and organizing ongoing, existing tasks.  Candidates who are a Certified Asbestos Consultant with the State of California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and/or possess a Lead Related Construction Certificate with the State of California, Department of Public Health are strongly encouraged to apply.



Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or a closely related field,



Four years of increasingly responsible Environmental experience that includes three years of environmental project management experience in one or more of the following areas: asbestos, lead and mold remediation in occupied facilities; indoor air quality investigations; environmental site assessments and remediation; preparation and implementation of storm water pollution prevention and/or other regulatory compliance plans.


Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Completion of the initial Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Worker/Supervisor, Inspector, and Management Planner courses. If an initial course was completed more than a year ago, completion of an 8-hour AHERA refresher course within the last year is also required.

Completion of an initial California Department of Public Health (CDPH) approved Lead Inspection/Assessment or Supervision and Project Monitoring course. If the initial course was completed more than two years ago, completion of a CDPH approved lead-related Continuing Education course within the last two year is also required.

Certification of completion of a 24-hour or 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:
• Project management principles and techniques.
• Environmental issues, risk assessment, and hazard mitigation techniques.
• Indoor air quality standards and effective assessment methods and techniques.
• Federal, State, and local regulations pertaining to hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.) and hazardous wastes.

Ability to:
• Work independently or as a team member.
• Prioritize work assignments.
• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage projects.
• Use sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
• Conduct thorough environmental investigations, evaluate findings, and make well-reasoned, appropriate recommendations.
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County agencies and departments, building occupants, regulatory agencies, contractors, consultants, and others.
• Use computer systems and software related to work assignments.
• Interpret, apply, and explain laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Maintain accurate records and perform other administrative tasks as required for documenting projects, complying with County policies and procedures and/or complying with pertinent local, state and federal regulations.



1.  A review of the candidates' applications as well as questions 1 and 2 (a, b, c) of the Supplemental Questionnaire to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process;

2.  A review of candidates' answers to questions 3 through 5 of the Supplemental Questionnaire to determine the best qualified; only the most suitably best qualified candidates will be invited to the oral interview process;

3.  An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.


We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website,

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:



Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified:

Monday, June 26, 2017

Oral Interviews*:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


*The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance (Employer Credit)
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Group Legal
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.


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Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.


Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services | County of Alameda
Email: | Phone: (510) 272-6434

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer