Metropolitan Council

The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Minneapolis-St.Paul Twin Cities metropolitan region. The Council's mission is to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous region. 

Metropolitan Council St Paul, MN, USA
Sep 18, 2018
Full time
WHO WE ARE The Metropolitan Council's Environmental Services Division is seeking to fill two (2) full-time vacancies for an experienced   EHS Specialist  OR   Senior EHS Specialist .  These positions will be located at 2400 Childs Road, Saint Paul, MN 55106.   The position will require the ability to travel to other locations within the Twin Cities for meetings or other job duties as required. This job will be posted continuously until filled.  Those who apply prior to   September 27, 2018 will be given preference.  This posting can close at any time after   September 27, 2018   without further notice. Join an award-winning wastewater industry leader in protecting our environment!   Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) is an operating division of the Metropolitan Council. MCES operates and maintains the wastewater collection and treatment system for the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area, which includes approximately 600 miles of regional sanitary sewers and eight regional wastewater treatment plants. MCES treats an average of 250 million gallons of wastewater daily, providing cost-effective service to more than 2.6 million people in 109 customer communities. MCES treatment plants consistently earn state and national awards for complete compliance with their environmental permits. MCES also is nationally renowned for its superior work monitoring air and water quality and planning for a long-range water supply to meet future demand. To find out how the Metropolitan Council and the Environmental Services division serve the Twin Cities region, please click on the links for more information:   https://metrocouncil.org/About-Us/The-Council-Who-We-Are.aspx   and   https://metrocouncil.org/Wastewater-Water.aspx We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.  How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region: As an   EHS Safety Specialist   you will conduct environmental, health and safety (EHS) audits of wastewater treatment facilities, including interceptor and construction sites.  Issue audit reports to responsible parties and work with affected location personnel to develop corrective actions and timelines.  Track progress on corrective actions, actively interacting with responsible parties throughout the process and helping to implement corrective actions on time.  Interpret MCES Work Instructions and state and federal regulations, ensuring MCES Work Instructions are current. Promotes a safe and healthy environment, coaching employees real-time when EHS issues are identified. Act as a culture-enhancing agent on MCES' continuous improvement journey.   What you would do in this job: EHS Specialist  Audit MCES facilities and their records; work with location personnel to identify and implement EHS corrective actions. Consult with Contractors and internal MCES Contract Managers on Capital Improvement Projects from design phase through acceptance. For example, review Health and Safety plans and audit Contractors in field work, as well as attending periodic progress meetings. Provide EHS technical expertise and guidance to employees, Business Unit EHS Committees, chartered work teams, and task teams. Partner with employees to address EHS concerns, which includes participation on facility and project teams. Interpret EHS regulations, developing or revising compliance programs to ensure they meet the regulatory requirements and MCES requirements. Identify, design, develop, and deliver (or assist others in delivering) EHS training, both instructor-led and online training. Investigate injury/illness accidents and near misses, fires, and other property accidents and losses. Actively participate in Root Cause Analysis investigations and corrective action identification and timing.  Strengthen EHS culture with every interaction with MCES personnel, leading by example and working with personnel to understand EHS requirements. Prepare related reports and documentation as necessary. Presents to employee groups and management. Seek input for continually improving EHS culture and compliance. Other duties as assigned. Senior EHS Specialist In addition to the above duties: Collaborate with employees and management, leading efforts to build a culture of safety in MCES. Effectively lead teams with employees from multiple locations and jobs. Develops safety related communication plans and determines how to deliver messages. What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications) EHS Specialist Union/Grade : American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME)/Grade F FLSA Status:   Non-exempt *Starting Salary Range:   $60,174 to $68,266 Full Salary Range:   $60,174 to $85,342 *The   hiring   salary will be based on the final candidate's experience, skills, education, and internal salary equity. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in environmental, occupational health, safety, or related field (e.g. engineering, biology, or chemistry) AND two (2) years of field experience working in a safety administering OSHA regulations. OR Equivalencies Associates degree in Occupational Health and Safety or other related environmental, health and safety degree AND four (4) years of field experience in administering general industry OSHA regulations. OR   High School diploma or GED and six (6) years' experience in   one   of the following: administering OSHA regulations in a related field directly related industry (e.g. Transit for transit related positions, Plant Operator/Construction Inspector for ES) experience which includes at least 2 years' experience instructing adults.  In Transit, completion of Metro Transit's Leadership Academy or 1 year of Bus or Rail Operator Instructor experience (full time or equivalent) may substitute for 2 years' experience instructing adults. Senior EHS Specialist Union/Grade :American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME)/Grade G FLSA Status :  Exempt *Starting Salary Range:   $65,042 to $73,819 Full Salary Range: $ 65,042 to $92,269 *The   hiring   salary will be based on the final candidate's experience, skills, education, and internal salary equity. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Safety, Occupational Safety, Environmental Science or other related environmental, health and safety degree and Three (3) years' experience in a safety related industrial and/or construction safety position.OR Equivalencies Associates degree in Occupational Health and Safety or other related environmental, health and safety degree AND five (5) years of field experience in administering general industry OSHA regulations.ORHigh School diploma or GED and seven (7) years' experience in   one   of the following: administering OSHA regulations in a related field directly related industry (e.g. Transit for transit related positions, Plant Operator/Construction Inspector for ES) experience which includes at least 2 years' experience instructing adults.  In Transit, completion of Metro Transit's Leadership Academy or 1 year of Bus or Rail Operator Instructor experience (full time or equivalent) may substitute for 2 years' experience instructing adults.   Desired qualifications (for both positions): Experience as an occupational health and safety professional in an industrial setting. Certification in any of the following is preferred: CSP/ASP (Certified/Associate Safety Professional), CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) Experience in change management as it relates to Environmental Health and Safety. Experience building and leading teams focused on EHS culture change and continuous improvement.    Driver's License Requirements:   This position requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record to drive council vehicles to MCES locations in the 7-county metropolitan area where public transportation is not available. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal EHS standards, laws and regulations. Basic knowledge of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, Safety Data Sheets, and management methods. Knowledge of employee exposure, industrial illnesses and injuries (OSHA 300 log), expertise in several safety programs (lock out/tag out), machine guarding, fall protection, respiratory protection, hearing protection, confined space entry, construction, etc.). Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills. Word processing, spreadsheet, databases, and PowerPoint computer skills. Effective interpersonal skills emphasizing the ability to influence a variety of individuals. Ability to learn the administration, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems, or liquids handling processes to enhance effectiveness of EHS coaching and application. Ability to read and interpret capital projects prints and specifications. Ability to identify, develop and assist with safety promotions and training compliance needs. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com