Regulatory Specialist

Orange County Sanitation District | Fountain Valley, CA

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Posted Date 10/22/2019

Salary: $108,784.00 - $132,204.80 Annually

What do you value in your next job?
At the Orange County Sanitation District our Core Values form the framework of our organization and reinforce our professional work ethic. If the following values ring true with you, we'd love to invite you to explore our career opportunities further.

Honesty, Trust, & Respect
We aspire to the highest degree of integrity, honesty, trust, and respect in our interaction with each other, our suppliers, our customers, and our community.

Teamwork & Problem Solving
We strive to reach OCSD goals through cooperative efforts and collaboration with each other and our constituencies. We work to solve problems in a creative, cost-effective and safe manner, and we acknowledge team and individual efforts.

Leadership & Commitment
We lead by example, acknowledging the value of our resources and using them wisely and safely to achieve our objectives and goals. We are committed to act in the best interest of our employees, our organization, and our community.

Learning/Teaching - Talents, Skills and Abilities
We continuously develop ourselves, enhancing our talents, skills, and abilities, knowing that only through personal growth and development will we continue to progress as an agency and as individuals.

We seek to recognize, acknowledge and reward contributions to OCSD by our many talented employees.

OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of a Regulatory Specialist (Air Program).

Under general supervision or direction, Manages EPA and SCAQMD permits including Title V operating permit renewals by preparing and submitting application packages which may involve reviewing and providing comments on engineering documents such as scope of work, technical specifications, engineering drawings, and contract submittals; performing complex engineering calculations and analyses of design data to assess air emissions; performing air dispersion modeling and health risk assessment; determining applicable regulatory requirements; facilitating draft permit review and negotiations with OCSD staff and regulatory agencies; , and communicating new permit requirements to OCSD staff; performs duties related to regulatory review, analysis, and advocacy requiring advanced-level and highly specialized knowledge and expertise in the area of air quality regulatory compliance and an understanding of legislative processes; ensures that the District is in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements; serves as District liaison to various regulatory bodies, and other sanitation districts; provides comment, analysis and testimony to appropriate agencies, and boards on proposed regulations, policies, and other official actions in an effort to affect and/or change regulatory developments in the best interest of the District; participates in regulatory working groups and task forces to represent the District; independently performs a wide variety of highly specialized technical duties relative to the assigned area of responsibility; serves as subject matter expert; and performs related work as required.


Qualifications & Requirements

The successful candidate will possess:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education, with major coursework in environmental science, engineering, law, or a related field; AND,
  2. Five (5) years of work experience in environmental compliance and regulatory review involving the analysis of air, biosolids, and water regulatory issues.
  3. Ability to utilize a computer, relevant software applications, such as EPA's AERMOD and CARB's HARP and/or other equipment

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  1. Valid California Class C Driver's License.


  1. Certification by South Coast Air Quality Management District as a Certified Permitting Professional.


Recruitment & Selection Process

Vacancies: 1
Apply online at:

APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday, November 1, 2019 by 5:00 P.M.
(or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received)

Hiring Salary Range: $52.30 - $57.66/Hour or $108,784.00 - $119,932.80/Year
(starting salary will be within this range based upon qualifications)

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; ability to travel to various District sites, projects and/or meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Environmental Elements
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Disaster Service Workers
All OCSD employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the OCSD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Other Information
For the full range of duties, responsibilities, and essential job functions please review the Classification Specification for this position found on our website.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate, through their application materials, that they meet the minimum requirements as outlined in the job announcement and class specification to receive further consideration. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. All properly completed applications will be reviewed, and the most appropriately qualified individuals will be invited to continue in the selection process.
False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
To ensure your application is accurate and complete, please review the Job Application Guide.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of OCSD's pre-employment process, which includes a background investigation and a physical examination. For some positions, this may include a drug screen. False statements may be cause for disqualification, removal from the eligible list, or discharge from employment. All statements made on applications are subject to investigation and verification.
Reference Checks will be conducted by OCSD to verify employment related information for all potential employees once a contingent job offer is made during the background investigation process. This is done to ensure that individuals who join OCSD are well qualified and have a strong potential to be successful in their employment. The extent of the inquiry will depend on the position being applied for, but will at least include:

  • Verification/Reference from current and past employers
  • Confirmation of necessary licenses, certificates, and degrees.

Please have all necessary documentation ready. Additional inquiries may be necessary depending on the position for which you are applying. Human Resources will also schedule a post-offer physical examination once a job offer has been made.

OCSD only accepts applications submitted via our online application system. Applications submitted via mail, fax or email will not be accepted.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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