Supervising Accidental Release Prevention Engineer

Contra Costa County, CA
May 24, 2023
Martinez, CA
Job Type


The Position

Why Join Our Organization?
Contra Costa Health is offering an excellent career opportunity to fill one (1) Supervising Accidental Release Prevention Engineer position located in the Health Services - Hazardous Materials Division at Contra Costa County in Martinez, CA.

The Contra Costa Health - Hazardous Materials Division is the designated local agency assigned to implement the Hazardous Materials program to protect the public from exposure to hazardous waste. If protecting human health and the environment is something you are passionate about, then joining as a Supervising Accidental Release Prevention Engineer at Contra Costa Health might be for you.

We are looking for someone who is great at reviewing detailed safety plans and audits to ensure compliance with regulations. You will also be conducting training workshops for Accidental Release Prevention Engineers. If you are looking for a challenging role that will allow you to enhance your current knowledge and skills, apply today!

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Analytical. You will be assisting in source term calculations and vapor-dispersion modeling
  • A leader. You will be supervising other Accidental Release Prevention Engineers
  • Attentive to detail. You will be reviewing policies and hazard scores
  • Goal-focused. You will have various conflicting priorities such as conducting audits, training workshops, special projects, etc.
  • Communicative! You will be conveying information both written and orally to staff and members of the public

What you will typically be responsible for:

  • Overseeing completion of on-site audits for programs and overall program implementation
  • Evaluating the performance of your staff
  • Participating in incident investigations with other staff
  • Conducting training workshops for personnel
  • Overseeing special inspections related to chemical incidents

A few reasons why you might love this job:

  • You will work with a great team of highly motivated professionals
  • You will be conducting investigations pertinent to environmental health
  • You will be solving complex and interesting issues

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • You will have a heavy workload of tasks to accomplish
  • You will be overseeing the work of your staff
  • You will work on many projects alone unless assistance is needed

Competencies Required:

  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Industry Monitoring: Grasping the external political, economic, competitive, and social factors affecting the industry
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Considering and responding appropriately to the needs and feelings of others in different situations
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Mechanical Insight: Comprehending how mechanical, electrical, and structural systems operate and interact
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Political & Organizational Savvy: Working skillfully with politics, procedures, and protocols across organizational levels and boundaries
  • Presentation Skill: Formally delivering information to groups
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information
  • Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing

To read the complete job description, please click here. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to 6 months.

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Chemical Engineering or closely related field.

Experience: Six (6) years' experience in the chemical process industries and/or direct regulatory oversight of chemical process industries, two (2) years of which must have been in process safety management activities such as: Process Hazard Analysis, operator training, mechanical integrity, Management Of Change, pre-startup review, emergency response, contractor safety, and operating procedures; OR, the regulation of chemical process industries, such as: process safety, process engineering, project engineering, process design, operations, environmental maintenance engineering, or research/development. AND, at least one (1) year experience of which at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, lead and/or supervisory capacity.
Selection Process

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application. Applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.
  2. Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire: Candidates that clearly demonstrate that they possess the minimum qualification, will be invited to participate in a behavioral consistency writing exercise. Candidates will be asked to provide written responses to scenario-based questions designed to evaluate candidates core competencies as they relate to the job. Candidates must achieve an average passing score of 70% or higher on each of the competencies assessed, as well as an overall passing score of 70% of higher. These competencies may include but are not limited to: Professional Integrity & Ethics, Critical Thinking, Writing, Delivering Results, and Interpersonal Savvy . (Weighted 100%)

The assessments may be administered remotely using a computer or mobile device such as a tablet. You will need access to a reliable internet connection to take the assessment.


Remote Behavioral Consistency Questionnaire: June 15 - June 19, 2023

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
Please note that as of August 24, 2021, Contra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here:

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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