Pollution Prevention Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DOD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

A Pollution Prevention Specialist (Research Associate Ill Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The successful candidate must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, public health, engineering or a related discipline and five years of experience supporting environmental compliance programs. A Master’s degree and three years of experience in a related field may be substituted. The successful candidate must have knowledge of and experience with federal regulations regarding environmental compliance, RCRA, and solid/hazardous waste. He or she must have experience conducting environmental audits and inspections. He or she must be able to pass the DoD background check for a Common Access Card (CAC). The associate must Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization and knowledge of military instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes. Experience conducting lifecycle pollution prevention studies and opportunity assessments are also beneficial. Proficient in the use of the Enterprise Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management Information Systems (EESOH-MIS) is a plus. Existing NAC-1 (CAC) is desired as is current HAZWOPER certification and experience with OSHA compliance at a construction site.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Pollution Prevention Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will support the analysis, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities, equipment, material, and processes to implement the P2 program. Candidate is responsible for meeting all regulations and requirements and working to divert waste from the onsite landfill to protect natural resources and generate cost avoidance for the Air Force. He or she will manage the initiation of corrective measures to reduce pollutants emitted to water, atmosphere, or land from the installation and operations and track installation progress. The associate will oversee the evaluation of potential pollution sources and prepare contingency plans to ensure Air Force (AF) and installation environmental compliance. The associate will use independent judgment, and insight to prepare pollution prevention baselines, develop qualified recycling program business plans, assess environmental and health considerations as well as technical feasibility of chemical substitutes and process changes, and recommend innovative technologies for environmental sustainable pollution prevention.

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Meetings/Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Attend staff meetings, meet with Air Force Operations and recommend ways and technologies to improve pollution prevention, provide briefings, collect data, write and submit reports

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Audit/Inspections Duty/Responsibility

Review all landfill-related solid waste reports for accuracy and content. Conduct stormwater compliance and landfill inspections. Monitor incoming and outgoing loads of solid waste. Review all upcoming base projects; record locations of emerging tumbleweeds and ice plant growth blocking drainage culverts. Inspect landfill for facility permit requirements and water quality requirements. Recommend best management practices (BMPs).

Percentage Of Time 25%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38889. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 20, 2016, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
2) Resume
3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Special Requirements/Other - • Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for empl

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WCNR_HR@mail.colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.