Environmental Compliance and Noise Monitoring Specialist

  • Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Air Quality Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Saftey Hazardous Waste / RCRA

Job Description

General Description and Classification Standards
As a member of the City of Atlanta’s (COA’s) Department of Aviation (DOA) team, employee helps ensure compliance with all required environmental regulations and protocols as set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and city and county governments. Duties, while not limited to these areas, will involve issues pertaining to air pollution, chemical and fuel storage in aboveground and underground tanks, erosion and sediment control, spent deicing fluid management, remediation activities, stormwater management, management of some aspects involving solid/hazardous/universal waste streams generated by the department, and monitoring aircraft noise, flight tracks, and other noise activities.
This position may supervise staff.  It is anticipated supervision will be consultants only and done by directing their activities.  Additionally, employee will research information, develop or refine policies and procedures, prepare reports, and process associated paperwork.  This is an experienced, skilled, or technical level individual capable of carrying out most assignments typical of the position or specialty with limited guidance or review.

Supervision Received
Works under minimal supervision.  May assist in training, orienting, or observing lower level associate(s), apprentice(s), or semi-skilled employee(s) in the group.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities   
These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.
Individual will work with both a team of internal employees as well as a team of supporting external consultants to accomplish specific tasks.  Those tasks involve permit management, sampling, reporting, and the filing of new or renewal permit applications.  Additionally, the employee will be responsible for various environmental inspections, spill response assistance, and be subject to emergency call back if needed.  Further, the employee will manage the DOA’s Asbestos Compliance Program.  Still further, the employee will be involved with remediation activity across the Airport.  Plan reviews during various stages of design are needed to provide appropriate feedback from an environmental vantage point.  Finally, the employee may be involved with some level of monitoring aircraft noise, flight tracks, and other noise levels.  Additional responsibilities may also arise.

Decision Making
Employee will select from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. Employee may make purchasing or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines.

Leadership Provided
May oversee temporary or contract workers as needed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.
Individual should have knowledge of environmental regulations, remediation, technologies, sampling, permits, and practices.  Further, individual should have sound computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.  Still further, the individual should have excellent organizational, management, human relations, and technical skills.
The individual should have the ability to maintain effective relations with all internal and external stakeholders, environmental agencies, local governments, the public, airlines, general aviation representatives, and the FAA.  Further, the individual should be able to stay current with and interpret rules and regulations, communicate effectively in writing, work cooperatively with a variety of airport users, industry representatives, and City employees.  Still further, the employee should be able to communicate orally with individuals in a face-to-face, one-on-one or group setting, or by using the telephone.  Finally, the ability to observe, compare, and monitor data, objects, or situations to determine compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards is required.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Associate’s degree in aviation, business, or public administration.
2 years’ of noise monitoring program management, or regulatory compliance experience.

Preferred Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering and 5 years of regulatory compliance experience.

Licensures and Certifications
None required.  Current Type I Awareness Level Training for Asbestos and current Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector License preferred.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully.

Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
Employee must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, navigate steps and terrain in adverse weather to access various environmental sampling points, and pass an eye test for airfield driving privileges.  Employee must also pass a drug and background check as required by the City of Atlanta and the FAA.

This position will expire on December 1, 2016
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Government- Local/Regional


$41,000 - $54,600