Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist I – GHG, SMUD – Sacramento

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Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist I – GHG

Environment, Safety & Real Estate


Serves as a technical resource supporting the implementation of SMUD’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programs and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to the following:

  • GHG tracking and reporting (State, Federal, and Voluntary)
  • SF6 reporting
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) (GHG segments) reporting
  • Support of SMUD’s compliance of the Cap and Trade Program
  • Strategic Directive (SD)-7 and SD-9 (GHG segments) annual reporting

Successful incumbent will assist in managing SMUD activities required for compliance with GHG related air quality laws, regulations, and permits. These activities include: report and documentation preparation, responding to information request for verification, application and documentation filing, analysis of proposed regulations, study completion and assistance in managing the development, maintenance, and updating of SMUD’s GHG database.

to ensure environmental compliance, and to lead in environmental stewardship, sustainability, and carbon reduction activities through employee awareness, community engagement, and stakeholder collaboration.

This position is a Civil Service position with a salary range of: $76,775 – $101,718

This posting is also intended to create an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies and can be active for up to two years

Position Type

Regular – Full Time

Req ID


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contributes to SMUD Environmental efforts and provisions by planning, developing, scheduling, presenting, implementing, administering, coordinating and/or evaluating Environmental and/or Hazardous Materials/Waste Management methods, procedures, programs and training programs.
  • Develops and presents environmental training programs to small and large audiences of SMUD employees.
  • Ensures that proper environmental methods, procedures and practices are being maintained and followed by SMUD by conducting environmental audits and inspections.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in occupational health, risk management, engineering, behavioral sciences, public/business administration or a related field or equivalent experience. (If no degree, five (5) years of experience is required.)

One (1+) or more years of progressively responsible relevant work experience as an “Environmental Specialist or Technician”, with specific experience in developing, implementing, and training employees in environmental and hazardous materials/waste programs.

Knowledge Of:
Industry trends, principles, procedures and practices regarding safety, occupational health & environment/hazardous materials/waste management policies, procedures and standards; SMUD policies, procedures, and other special agreements; basic methods and techniques for report preparation and writing; techniques and practices for problem research and resolution; methods and techniques for record keeping; standard operating procedures for modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary standards.

Skill To:
Plan, develop, implement and administer environmental programs; learn practices and processes in conducting safety, loss control/prevention, occupational health and environmental audits, inspections and self-assessments; interpret, analyze and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations and requirements relative to environmental and hazardous materials; express ideas/facts clearly and concisely to individual or groups, taking into account the audience and nature of information; prepare deer and concise reports, policies, procedures and documents; utilize a personal computer end/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally


Valid California Driver’s License. Qualified re: “Frequent Drive Standards” per SDP Police No. Ability to obtain a Registered Environmental Assessor Certification and Hazardous Materials Management Certificate

Desirable Qualifications

  • Degree in Physical or Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering
  • One (1) year or more of relevant work experience in developing and implementing GHG and/or air quality management programs that focus on GHG emissions.
  • Experience with regulatory requirements
  • Experience with GHG database work

Additional Posting Info for Candidate

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) – Who We Are

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we’re proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they’re “Happy, satisfied and engaged” which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers.

Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

SMUD respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles to deliver a culture that reflects the broader values of the community and our customers. Our Board’s policy for Employee Relation sets our commitment to developing and maintaining a high quality, inclusive workplace that engages and inspires employees to commit to SMUD’s purpose, vision and values.

Why Sacramento, California?

The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state’s sixth-largest city, and the 35th largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country’s top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er’s aren’t far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.

To apply, please visit: smud.org/careers
Job Expires 08-Aug-2019

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