Environmental Programs Technician Job at Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County, California

Environmental Programs Technician

City of Morgan Hill , California

Job Information 


Community Services

Mid Level


$25.00 - $30.00 Hourly

Application Deadline 


12/15/2020 12:43 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


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

Under the supervision of the Environmental Programs Coordinator, the Environmental Programs Technician provides outreach, technical and administrative support for the development, implementation and promotion of environmental programs and compliance within the Morgan Hill community. Provides professional and technical assistance to departmental staff, interns and volunteers in assigned areas of responsibility; performs related work as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  The Environmental Programs Technician is an entry level class responsible to 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 difficult and can be performed with greater independence. 

Will work up to 20 hours per week. 

The salary range for this position is $25 to $30 per hour. This is a seasonal, part-time, non-benefited position.



Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES:  The following duties are performed personally, in cooperation with the Environmental Programs Coordinator, and/or in coordination with other City staff and community groups. Additional duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in the management of information and data to ensure the City of Morgan Hill is compliant with current environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials that may be technical in nature. 
  • Collects, organizes and analyzes data to provide environmental compliance support.
  • Uses data and information from a variety of reports and sources to prepare summary tables, spreadsheets, and databases for sharing with regional partners, inclusion in regulatory compliance reports, and responses to consultant requests.
  • Ability to make mathematical calculations with accuracy; establish priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Engage in coordination efforts with other departments, agencies, and the community to promote and implement environmental program
  • Collaborates in the implementation of environmental activities that are integrated into City operations.
  • Interfaces with private and nonprofit sector members of the community inquiring about environmental requirements.
  • Organizes purposeful community engagement and public education programs that take advantage of new technologies and reach all aspects of the community.
  • Encourages teamwork, input, and involvement in environmental programs by student interns and community volunteers.
  • Accurately observes situations, documents and reports observations.
  • Support in the development of environmental initiatives.
  • Conducts research that supports grant applications.
  • Helps to refine new compliance programs and workflows.
  • Communicates program and compliance challenges to supervisor.
  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as evident or directed by supervisor, Program Administrator, 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. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education & Experience:

  1. Open to persons who have the education, work, and/or volunteer experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.
  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.
Knowledge of:
  1. Current methods, materials and techniques for analyzing and tracking of program data.
  2. Research methods and the sources of information pertaining to areas of responsibility.

Skill in:
  1. Conducting studies, collecting and tracking information, and analyzing data.
  2. Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear, concise and competent reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  3. Evaluating program workflows and communicating challenges and/or solutions to supervisor.
  4. Organizing and coordinating the activities of public and private groups.
  5. Data processing and computer applications.
  6. Use of common office software including Microsoft Office. Experience with spatial data/ArcGIS is desirable.
  7. Providing outstanding customer satisfaction (internally and externally).

Ability to:
  1. Implement and coordinate goals, objectives and procedures.
  2. Prepare comprehensive reports and information brochures with clarity and accuracy
  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. Organize and coordinate the activities of public and private groups.
  6. Explain applicable City, county, state, and federal laws and regulations to others. 
  7. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and tactfully in both oral and written forms.


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 75% indoors and 25% 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 and climates, 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.

  • Developing and maintaining a thorough working knowledge of all department and applicable City policies and procedures in order to help facilitate compliance with such policies and procedures by all employees.
  • Demonstrating by personal example the service excellence and integrity expected from all employees by representing the City in a professional manner within our organization, to the general public, and with other agencies.
  • Developing respectful and cooperative relationships with co-workers, including a willingness to assist newer employees.
  • Conferring regularly with and keeping the immediate supervisor informed of all important matters pertaining to those functions and job responsibilities for which accountable.
  • Working collaboratively within the organization and community to advance the values of teamwork, innovation, customer service, professional development, and meeting challenges.


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