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Environmental Programs Coordinator

City of Morgan Hill

17575 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, California 95037, USA

Full Time

$93,768.00 - $119,676.00 / YR

About the Role

Environmental Programs Coordinator
$45.08 - $57.54 Hourly
$93,768.00 - $119,676.00 Annually


Choose Morgan Hill: The City of Morgan Hill is the best community for people to live, work, visit, and operate their businesses.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Environmental Services Administrator, coordinates, implements, and monitors the City’s environmental programs in designated program areas (stormwater pollution prevention regulatory compliance, solid waste regulatory compliance, etc.); provides professional and technical assistance to departmental staff, contractors, interns and volunteers in assigned areas of responsibility; performs related work as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: The Environmental Programs Coordinator is a journey level class responsible to coordinate and implement environmental programs adopted by the City. Initially, work is clearly defined and performed under close review. As experience and proficiency are gained, assignments become more complex and performed with greater independence. This class is distinguished from other classes by the degree of independent thought, action and interdepartmental coordination of various environmental program efforts.

• Experience and interest specific to stormwater.
• Experience in the implementation of state, regional, and/or local laws related to stormwater
• Strong communication skills
• Experience with public outreach and engagement
• Comfortable referencing regulations
• Comfortable issuing enforcement
• Motivated, team oriented, reliable, and able to thrive in a fast-paced teamwork environment
• Adept at juggling multiple priorities to meet targeted deadlines
• Good organizational and time management skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Embraces the use of technology to improve daily workflow
• Enjoys the process of developing new programs and adjusting existing programs to comply with new regulations

Application and Selection Process: To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply on-line at and submit the following items:
• A completed City of Morgan Hill employment application
• Responses to the supplemental questions
• Cover Letter Resume
• Copy of Certificates (if applicable)
Please note only completed application packets will be reviewed. This position is scheduled to close on Friday, December 8, 2023.
Candidates for this position may be required to complete a practical exam and oral interview.

Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES: The following duties are performed personally, in cooperation with the Environmental Services Administrator, and/or in coordination with other City staff and community groups. Additional duties may be assigned.
1. Implements and coordinates the City’s environmental programs to support the goals of the community and City Council.
• Environmental programs are customized and designed to balance environmental leadership with programmatic costs and community acceptability.
• Ongoing evaluation of environmental programs results in the ability to adjust programs to meet changing community needs.
• Collaborative style fosters teamwork and encourages employee input and involvement in environmental programs.
2. Leads in ensuring the City of Morgan Hill is compliant with current environmental regulatory requirements.
• Detailed reports and analyses are prepared to comply with all regulatory requirements.
• Monitoring of legislation and policies of regulating agencies supports future environmental planning.
• Coordination and collaboration with other organizations results in efficient regional responses to regulatory requirements.
3. Engage in coordination efforts with other departments, agencies, and the community to promote environmental programs.
• Collaborations in the implementation of environmental activities result in programs that are widely integrated into City operations.
• Private and nonprofit sector members of the community support environmental programs and assist in program implementation.
• Community members and student interns are engaged in program implementation.
• Purposeful community engagement and public education programs take advantage of new technologies and reach all aspects of the community.
4. Lead the development and exploration of new environmental initiatives.
• Evaluation and pursuit of grants results in increased resources to provide environmental programs.
• Verbal briefings and written reports are prepared for use by City officials and others in a clear and concise manner.
5. Performs other job-related responsibilities as evident or directed by supervisor, Director of Public Services, or the City Manager.

Qualification Requirements
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
Education & Experience:
1. Possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college in environmental science, business, public administration or a related field of study.
2. Experience related to environmental programs is highly desirable.
Licenses & Certificates:
1. Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license in compliance with adopted City driving standards.
2. For positions required to perform storm water inspections a Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) Certification is required.
Knowledge of:
1. Current methods, materials and techniques for implementation and monitoring a broad range of environmental programs.
2. Research methods and the sources of information pertaining to areas of responsibility.
3. Relationships between the City, general public and other government agencies.
4. Applicable City, county, state and federal laws, ordinances and regulations.
Skill in:
1. Developing and implementing goals, objectives and procedures.
2. Conducting studies, analyzing complex problems, evaluating alternatives and making sound, creative recommendations.
3. Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials.
4. Data processing and computer applications.
5. Administering and monitoring state and federal grant applications.
6. Organizing and coordinating the activities of public and private groups.
7. Use of common office software including Microsoft Office.
8. Providing outstanding customer satisfaction (internally and externally).
Ability to:
1. Prepare comprehensive reports and information brochures with clarity and accuracy.
2. Make verbal reports and presentations at public meetings.
3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and staff, residents, business representatives and other governmental agencies.
4. Set priorities and follow-up on projects.
5. Represent the City effectively in meetings and with others.
6. Interpret and communicate applicable City, county, state, and federal laws and regulations to others.
7. Conduct inspections as required by environmental regulations and implement outreach, engagement, and enforcement as necessary.
Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
2. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Employees generally work 50-75% indoors and 25-50% outdoors.
2. The work environment indoors is usually in a temperature-controlled office; some travel is required.
3. While performing the duties of this job outdoors, the employee occasionally works in varying weather conditions, visiting developed and undeveloped sites in various stages of construction.
4. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but the employee may occasionally be exposed to high level noises including but not limited to outdoor construction equipment.
5. Employee may spend time completing inspections at businesses or elsewhere as required for compliance with environmental regulations.

Agency: City of Morgan Hill
Address: 17575 Peak Avenue Morgan Hill, California, 95037
Phone: 408-779-7278

Required Qualifications / Experience 

Bachelors degree from an accredited college in environmental science, business, public administration
Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) Certification is required.

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