Environmental Specialist - Schofield Barracks

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$47,000 - $53,000
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (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.

Position Summary

An Environmental Specialist (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Schofield Barracks, HI.

Expanded area of responsibility to include Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii

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 incumbent will conduct compliance inspections at existing storage facilities to evaluate compliance with state and federal laws, develop reports detailing compliance inspections and corrective actions to bring facilities into compliance with regulations, maintain a federal database of storage tank information, determine and recommend requirements for meeting regulatory compliance, including tightness testing, inventory control, cathodic protection testing, dispenser calibration, overfill protection and spill containment, and submit quarterly reports.

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./B.A. degree from an accredited university. The successful candidate must be able to conduct field inspections that may involve climbing ladders and lifting enclosure lids weighing as much as 50 pounds.

Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
• Experience performing compliance inspections of underground/aboveground storage tanks.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to underground storage tanks, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Spill Containment and Contingency Plan requirements.
• Work experience planning and executing environmental compliance programs involving management of underground and aboveground storage tanks.
• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Experience working with personal computers and conventional software programs (word processors, spreadsheets, and databases).
• Experience working in highly structured organizations, such as governmental agencies, the military or corporations, with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.

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 Data collection Duty/Responsibility

Conduct inspections of storage tanks and facilities to determine compliance status and recommend corrective action when necessary.

Identify additional work and cleanup status for closure and acceptance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) where tanks have been removed.

Percentage Of Time 25% Job Duty Category Project management Duty/Responsibility

Gather data collected to complete compliance reports, closure reports, and management plans. Review RECs and PESs and provide recommendations for projects to meet all applicable environmental regulations. Summarize monthly work tasks into monthly progress report.

Review Records of Environmental Consideration and plans for new construction. Review underground storage tank closure reports and provide recommendations and assistance to ensure closure meets requirements.

Provide pre-construction environmental survey reports in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 200-1 and AR 415-15. Execute the above ground storage tank (AST) management aspects of the Army’s SPCC program.

Develop/update the Garrison’s SPCC regulated oil filled electrical equipment inventory (which includes site information, tank data, digital photos, and GPS locations).

Execute the USAG-HI Underground Storage Tank (UST) program.

Review and provide recommended improvements or changes of the SPCC Plan’s tank management related portions annually to ensure compliance with regulations and further assist in the prevention pollution.

Provide technical support for petroleum spills and cleanup activities.

Percentage Of Time 65% Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility

Submit leave requests/reports, track training/certification requirements.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/43101. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 26, 2017, 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

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick, WNCR_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.