Regulatory Compliance Manager

  • by Irvine Ranch Water District
  • Feb 25, 2019

Job Location: Irvine, CA
Application Deadline: 04/25/2019
How to Apply: Please visit: Website and submit an online job application.

Salary: $8,105.00 – $11,386.00 / Monthly

General Description:

The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Regulatory Compliance Manager who under general direction will, plan, manage and coordinate the District’s regulatory compliance and programs to meet regulations governing water, sewage and groundwater; develop and implement proactive solutions to compliance issues. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Field Monitoring staff.

Summary of Duties:

  • Establish regulatory compliance and related programs and priorities to meet District regulatory compliance goals and objectives.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Regulatory Compliance Group with other departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues, especially as it relates to compliance matters; and explain compliance requirements to staff, the Board of Directors, and members of the public, as necessary.
  • Prepare, review and submit required reports to regulatory agencies including the State Water Resources Control Board (including the Division of Drinking Water and local Regional Boards), South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board, and others
  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of the Field Monitoring staff; assign, review and evaluate the work of staff and coordinate training and development. This includes field inspections of local industrial dischargers to the District sewer system. Monitoring is predominantly for the potable water, recycled water, and sewage systems. Other monitoring includes air emissions and biosolids.
  • Represent the District and work closely with regulatory agencies to provide information and technical assistance and to facilitate cooperative and timely resolution of issues.
  • Coordinate District programs with regulatory agencies to ensure District knowledge and understanding of, and compliance with, applicable regulatory guidelines.
  • Plan and manage District-wide programs to ensure compliance with regulations governing water, sewage and groundwater discharges. Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for regulatory programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate current and proposed legislation governing regulation and water and sewage quality. Coordinate with District staff to develop positions and advocacy on these matters.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of regulatory compliance relative to water, air, biosolids and sewage treatment.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the Department’s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies, and professional services; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection, training, and, if necessary, counseling of staff. Recommend salary adjustments, promotions and disciplinary action for assigned staff. Review and evaluate performance of assigned staff on a periodic basis, within the District’s guidelines and policies.


Bachelors Degree in a related scientific field in Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science from an accredited college or university is required. Relevant advanced degree or coursework preferred.

Ten years of experience with responsibility for regulatory compliance with a minimum of three years in a water or sewage oriented environment required. Examples of relevant experience: drafting and negotiation of permits; drafting standard compliance reports; evaluating data and information for compliance with permits and other requirements; responding to and working with regulators to address non-compliance events; and communicating complex regulatory matters and requirements to staff, the Board of Directors, and others.

Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an environmental compliance and monitoring program
  • Principles and practices of environmental science including an understanding and usage of common terms and units such as 30-day average, pH, mg/L, acid/base, laboratory analysis, quality control and assurance, and grab and composite sample methods
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration including the use of electronic systems for tracking and reporting
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of supervision, training, coaching and performance evaluation
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations especially as it relates to water, sewage, air, biosolids and pretreatment

Licenses / Certifications Required:

Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License.

Relevant certification is preferred including but not limited to: Biosolids Land Management, Environmental Compliance Inspection, Laboratory Analysis, Environmental Audit Certification