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Contra Costa Health Services
Martinez, California, United States
30+ days ago



$110,852 - $134,742 Annually

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department currently has an excellent career opportunity to fill one Accidental Release Prevention Engineer position located in the Health Services - Hazardous Materials Division at Contra Costa County in Martinez, CA.

The Contra Costa Health Services - 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 this career opportunity might be right for you.

We are looking for someone who is great at reviewing detailed safety plans and audits to ensure compliance with regulations and will be a technical resource in reviewing and interpreting reports.

If you are looking for a challenging role that will allow you to enhance your current knowledge and skills, as well as grow in your career, apply today!

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Analytical. You will be drawing conclusions from data compiled through investigations.
  • A team player. You will be working with others as part of incident investigations.
  • Attentive to detail. You will be interpreting and critiquing documents and technical reports.
  • 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:

  • Conducting on-site audits for compliance to the Accidental Release Prevention Program.
  • Partnering with Department of Conservation and Development in reviewing hazard scores.
  • Participate in incident investigations with other staff.
  • Conducting training workshops for staff.
  • Writing and reviewing policies for programs.
  • Assisting team members with their tasks.

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 conducting trainings on a regular, rotating schedule.
  • You will work on many projects alone unless assistance is needed.

Competencies Required: 

  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data: Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative or qualitative data.
  • Reading Comprehension: Understanding and using written information.
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job.
  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products.
  • Presentation Skill: Formally delivering information to groups.
  • Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities.
  • Fact-Finding: Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question.
  • Learning Agility: Seeking Learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one's work.
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing.
  • Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization.
  • Establishing Credibility: Doing what he/she commits to doing and respecting the confidentiality of information and concerns shared by others.
  • Safety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazards.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Experience: Five years of full-time experience, or its equivalent, in the chemical process industries, two years, or its equivalent, of which must have been in or closely related to process safety management activities, such as: Process Hazard Analysis, operator training, mechanical integrity, Management of Change, pre-startup review, incident investigation, root cause analysis, damage mechanism review, inherently safer systems, 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 or research/development.

Substitution: A Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the required experience in the chemical process industries. 

Closing Date:  July 23, 2021

To learn more about this career opportunity and how to apply, see our job posting at: or visit the County jobs portal page at

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57588262
  • Location:
    Martinez, California, United States
  • Company Name: Contra Costa Health Services
  • Industry: Government & National Laboratories
  • Job Function: Engineering
  • Salary: $110,852.00 - $134,742.00 (Yearly Salary)
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