Environmental Protection Specialist II

  • Waste Management
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
  • Dec 11, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

Job Summary 
Using established procedures under supervision, administers and assists in implementing Environmental Protection (EP) programs in multiple assigned districts within a Market Area. Serves as district EP contact to assist field operations personnel and management with technical guidance on EP topics and regulatory environments. Monitors and investigates compliance status providing training and to site and district management and operations personnel. 

Generally, this position is responsible for districts within a Market Area. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepares, reviews and submits required environmental reports for internal and external audiences as required. Maintain EP data tracking system databases (Cycle, Dakota Tracer) and provides company related reporting. 
  • Communicates and implements the Corporate EP program policies and strategies within assigned districts. Serves as districts EP contact regarding incident notifications, environmental issues and permit applications. 
  • Monitors and records site operations and engineering efforts to maintain compliance. Investigates and assesses the regulatory findings and analysis and prepares related documents. Identifies local, state and federal regulatory impacts to operations. 
  • Plans, organizes and secures related environmental permits and other regulatory approvals. Prepares related documentation. 
  • Responsible for developing, coordinating and overseeing district EP testing, investigations, assessments, guidance and reporting. 
  • May administer customer waste and special waste disposal approvals. 

Qualifications 
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. 

A. Education and Experience 

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience. 
  • Experience: Two (2) years of environmental protection related experience. (in addition to education requirement). 

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements 

  • Requires knowledge of regulatory environment as it applies to environmental protection and compliance. 

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required 

  • MS Office familiarity, general computer acumen and ability to learn to utilize other job-related technical software. Familiarity with statistical methods. Research skills. A working knowledge of the company’s operations and business hierarchy. 

Work Environment 
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, use of sampling equipment, etc.) most of the work day; 
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds part of the work day; 
  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, combustible gas, etc.) rarely;
  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements a portion of the work day or week; 
  • Normal setting for this job is an office setting and solid/hazardous waste landfill or handling sites. 


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