Environmental Compliance Specialist

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  • Job Number:524651
  • Classification:Environmental Health & Safety 2
  • Grade:Grade 79
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Safety Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

UAF Environmental Health & Safety, & Risk Management is seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist to oversee regulatory compliance programs for fuel tanks and water. If you have a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science or Engineering and are eager to hone your skills in performing tank inspections, coordinating maintenance and repairs, managing SPCC plans, providing training to employees, and overseeing regulatory compliance needs related to drinking water, storm water, and industrial waste water, then this could be the opportunity for you!


1-35Oil Spill Prevention: Train facility personnel on Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans and perform inspections at UAF campus and extended sites. Ensure that monthly inspections are completed. Ensure that annual inspections are conducted and that deficiencies are remedied. Review and update SPCC plans and coordinate formal updates as needed.Essential
25Underground Storage Tanks: Lead and/or participate in the coordination of periodic underground storage tank testing, tank removal, and/or closure in placeEssential
3-15Stormwater Management Program: Implement program in conjunction with MS4 co-permittees to ensure compliance with applicable requirements; inspect stormwater controls at construction sites; interact with DDC Project Managers to ensure appropriate notifications are made to EPA.Essential
4-10Environmental Assessments: Participate in the review of existing or proposed projects and programs that may contain aspects that are impacted by environmental regulation, including wetlands.Essential
5Contaminated Sites Program: Assist the Hazardous Materials lead with developing and implementing activities necessary for closure of contaminated sites. Assist with reviewing reports and laboratory dataEssential
5Drinking water: Monitor drinking water reports and assist with compliance reports related to campus drinking water.Essential
5Wastewater Program: Interact with Golden Heart/College Utilities and Facilities Services personnel to help ensure compliance with sewer discharge limitations and requirements.Essential
6-Other duties as assigned.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • A working knowledge of State and Federal statutes and regulations that protect the environment; the sources of environmental pollution; and the techniques and practices for preventing release of pollutants.
  • Knowledge of the principles of environmental, ecological, and physical sciences.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and areas of potential conflict.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, report writing, and preparation of presentations. Ability to provide training to a variety of employees.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with a variety of stakeholders in planning and achieving goals.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and coordinate programs providing appropriate, cost-effective solutions to environmental problems.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of stakeholders and professionals in a variety of fields on technical environmental issues and requirements.
  • Position requires periodic training to stay current with evolving regulations.
  • This position must be able to maintain confidentiality with regard to sensitive information.
  • Some travel to remote locations and to other States for training purposes is required.
Preferred Experience & Education:
A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in environmental management- related work experience. Experience in providing training and an ability to follow-through on long-term projects.
Required Experience & Education:

State of Alaska drivers license. A Bachelor's Degree in environmental science, civil engineering, or similar science is required.

The incumbent must demonstrate familiarity with applying Federal, State and local regulations as they pertain to environmental compliance.

Ability to obtain and maintain required professional certifications (i.e., SP001 AST inspector).

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.  Please include copies of applicable certificates and licenses.

The review process for applications will begin on Friday, June 9, 2023. To ensure consideration for this position, applications  must be submitted by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard time, on June 8, 2023.

This recruitment is Open Until Filled.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lee Ann Amerson, Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management HR Coordinator, at lamerson@alaska.edu or (907) 474-6664.

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