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Class Code: 6910
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under direction, is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in the design, implementation, and administration of the program to regulate and enforce federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to hazardous material storage, transportation and handling. Performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Coordinates hazardous materials (haz mat) enforcement and response to insure efficient and effective programs.

2. Develops, administers, and evaluates statewide haz mat program to enforce US DOT federal hazardous materials transportation regulations. Coordinates the adoption of haz mat transport regulations to insure that state and federal regulations are consistent. Advises and assists law enforcement personnel in the application of the regulations.

3. Serves as DPS Hazardous Materials Safety Officer to insure compliance with hazardous materials emergency response regulations and operating procedures.

4. Prepares a variety of reports to provide information and insure compliance with programs and applicable laws. Establishes and maintains files, records and reports essential to the haz mat regulations enforcement and haz mat emergency response programs.

5. Answers inquiries concerning hazardous materials shipping and transportation.

6. Develops and implements policies and procedures to insure compliance with medical surveillance, safety, equipment, training and operations for haz mat emergency response operations. Reviews and revises response procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

7. Represents the Department on matters related to hazardous materials regulations, enforcement, and emergency response operations on the local, state, and national levels.

8. Conducts roadside safety checks of commercial vehicles to insure compliance with the US DOT federal haz mat regulations.

9. Coordinates the activities of personnel responding to haz mat incidents.

10. Develops and/or conducts a wide variety of presentations and training programs to provide general or technical information on hazardous materials unit functions or emergency response operations. Prepares visual aids (e.g., color slides, flip charts and briefing materials) for use in oral presentations.

11. Assists with the preparation of the Unit budget.

12. Prepares case information and evidence concerning US DOT federal hazardous materials regulations violations.

13. Recommends acquisition of new equipment needed for haz mat enforcement and emergency response operations.

14. Provides technical advice on explosives to the DPS Bomb Squad.

15. Develops plans for preparing for, responding to, identifying and operating at a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incident. Reviews agency procedures and readiness for a WMD response. Develops and performs inspection procedures on DPS personal protective equipment for WMD incident suitability.

16. Testifies as an expert witness for court trials, legislative and/or administrative hearings involving the haz mat regulations.

17. Maintains proficiency in all tasks and requirements related to assignment and AZ POST certification for specialty officers.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. federal, state, and Department operating procedures specific to the assignment.

2. applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

3. leadership and management principles required for supervising the operations of a hazardous materials emergency response incident.

4. firefighting methods and techniques.

5. the procedures required to operate or utilize specialized/emergency equipment (i.e. motor vehicles, two-way radios, chemical measurement and detection instruments, self-contained breathing apparatus, personal protective equipment, etc.).

6. instruction and training methods.

7. conventional investigative techniques and procedures, and procedures specific to explosives and hazardous materials.

Ability to:

1. evaluate information in an emergency or non-emergency situation and make timely decisions on proper responses.

2. establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

3. communicate orally and in writing to present information in a logical and understandable format.

4. utilize visual aids and equipment (i.e. 35-mm camera, color slide projector, VCR, overhead transparency projector, flip charts, etc.) for preparing presentations.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires: Certification as a Hazardous Materials Specialist as required by the U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Certification as a specialty officer with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST); and three (3) years of professional experience in handling, storing, and transporting hazardous materials.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/28/2014 3:30:55 PM