San Leandro has chosen a replacement for top executive Chris Zapata two weeks after he signed a $350,000 separation agreement with the city.
Preferred candidates will possess the following:
Option 1: Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Environmental Health, Fire Science, Public or Business Administration, Public Health, Hazardous Materials, Industrial Hygiene, a physical or biological science, or a closely related field; AND Two (2) years of experience as a manager or supervisor with primary responsibility for developing and coordinating programs/activities, implementing policies and procedures, and assisting with budget administration in a fire department or environmental health agency.
Option 2: Associate's degree or equivalent in the fields noted above; AND Three (3) years of experience as noted above.
Option 3: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of college coursework in the fields noted above; AND Five (5) years of experience as noted above.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to develop innovative programs, possess superior leadership and interpersonal skills, and be able to create a positive, teamwork environment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess strong mentoring and succession planning skills. Candidates with a bachelor's degree and a strong background in hazardous waste programs are preferred. Possession of CA REHS, PC832, CSFM Fire Marshal, and other CSFM courses and certifications are highly desired.
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