Job Title: Environmental Services & Sustainability Manager

Job Location: West Sacramento

Employer Website:

Job Description:

The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for an Environmental Services & Sustainability Manager to lead the Environmental Services & Sustainability Division within the Community Development Department!

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant’s responsibility to explain their qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. The top candidates will be referred to the Department for further consideration.

DEFINITION: The Environmental Services Manager organizes and supervises staff and activities associated with the Environmental Services and Sustainability Division and City environmental, stormwater quality management and recycling programs and permits. The Environmental Services Manager is an at-will position that is appointed by and sits at the pleasure of the City Manager.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general supervision from the Director of Community Development or designee. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff. Coordinates and monitors the work of outside contractors, vendors, and consultants.


CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single, management level position responsible for managing the programs and activities of the Environmental Services and Sustainability Division located in the Community Development Department. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for accomplishing department/division goals, and for furthering City goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

* Job description pending council approval


Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Illustrative Only): Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Assists in developing and implementing department goals and objectives, policies, and priorities.
  • Develops and implements division goals and objectives, policies, and priorities.
  • Manages division and City environmental programs, activities, and regulatory permits.
  • Prepares the scope of work and administers contracts, including the City’s Collection Services Agreement for city-wide waste hauling services.
  • Supervises, trains, and provides direction to staff; reviews and evaluates staff performance and achievements.
  • Provides lead staff support to the Environment and Utilities Commission.
  • Leads the development of promotions and educational/public information events/programs for increasing environmental programs and services, conducts workshops and seminars; oversees production of marketing and educational materials, and media releases.
  • Provides guidance to existing business owners, residents, and other groups on awareness of the City’s environmental programs including storm water, recycling, yard waste, composing, and state source reduction programs.
  • Advises staff and the Community Development Director on complex environmental programs and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Provides technical guidance and coordinates activities with division and department staff and other City departments.
  • Communicates environmental regulations, municipal codes, ordinances, pollution plans, and policies related to pollution prevention to elected officials, other public agencies, private businesses, schools, and the general public.
  • Reviews regulations and related environmental literature to provide recommendations to the Director of Community Development pertaining to new programs and/or services.
  • Locates potential funding sources, including grants; prepare and follow grant and other funding applications and administer and monitor expenditures of approved funds.
  • Makes oral and written presentations to the Environment and Utilities Commission, City Council, various agency boards and the general public related to environmental pollution prevention projects, programs, and services. Oversees permit-related programs associated with the City’s storm water systems.
  • Reviews and interprets data and information resulting from environmental program activities, directs and coordinates special studies; prepares and maintains comprehensive regulatory reports and descriptive presentations.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the division’s environmental program budgets; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments; review invoices.
  • Directs the division’s records management activities.
  • Represents the City at inter-agency meetings concerning environmental issues and programs.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of community-based organizations, other agencies, City management and staff and the public.
  • Requisitions and orders equipment and supplies.
  • Performs related duties as responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:


Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in physical, life or environmental science or planning, or closely related field.


Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience performing duties of an environmental regulatory nature in the private or public sector, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. Experience managing environmental programs in a municipal organization is highly desirable.


LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: A valid California driver’s license.

Link or email to apply:

Apply by date: 11/03/2021