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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$40,000-$45,000 
Location:
Miami, Florida
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Associate Degree
Reference Number:
521749

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist II (EHS)

Job Summary
Develops, implements and manages the environmental programs and supporting systems, for all campus locations, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and industry standards.

  • Develops, implements and manages the environmental programs and supporting systems, for all campus locations, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and industry standards.
  • Identifies, evaluates, recommends and implements University policies, departmental work procedures and industry best practices to assure awareness of, and compliance with air, water, waste management, tanks, oil, general pollution prevention & related environmental requirements.
  • Responsible for the long-term planning for renewal of stormwater, industrial waste, air, above ground storage tanks, oil use, lakes, and grease trap system operating permits, system improvements, and operational changes to maintain and enhance regulatory compliance.
  • Manages, communicates and maintains appropriate quality control systems to inspect, monitor, assess and guide the actions of University operations staff, including University building and project managers, lab personnel, contractors, and others, on the various aspects of environmental compliance relevant to University operations.
  • Coordinates with environmental regulatory agencies to assure compliance, implementation of corrective action plans, and tracking and reporting to sustain regulatory compliance.  Provides timely notification to the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) supervisor and or director regarding conditions of non-conformance/compliance.
  • Manages permit tracking, monitoring, renewal and reporting programs to assure regulatory compliance, and provides corrective actions.
  • Prepares and submits regulatory reports and documents; assists the Chemical Safety Office with the preparation of regulatory reports (Tier II, Biennial, etc.) using various applications and database programs.
  • Participates as a member of the EH&S 24-hour Emergency Response Team and meets obligations to respond to environmental or chemical contamination emergencies during non-business hours.
  • Contract services with approved vendors for extraction, testing, analysis of water or soil samples as required or requested. Coordinate with Facilities Management to provide corrective actions as necessary.
  • Conducts facility inspections/evaluations and recommends action plans on corrective measures related to the enhancement of regulatory compliance regarding erosion and sediment, stormwater management, illicit discharge, and MS4 permit programs.
  • Provides direct support services to the University community through training, written communication, performing scheduled and unscheduled inspections, permit compliance assistance, compliance reporting, technical evaluations, and similar functions.
  • Investigates reports/claims pertaining to potential sources of pollution, suspected violations of pollution control regulations and issues violations with corrective actions is accordance with FIU policy.
  • Provides support to the University as it relates to new processes/research requiring new environmental controls, permits, etc.
  • Responsible for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance, including EPA Notice of Intent/Termination filings, SWPPP preparation and implementation, auditing, record-keeping and reporting, and corrective action implementation.
  • Conducts trainings and workshops for FIU businesses and members of the community on stormwater, grease trap systems, and air emissions compliance as required.
  • Coordinates events in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and other FIU units to promote community outreach and education on environmental compliance.
  • Performs other related tasks are required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Reviews construction site plans in conjunction with Facilities Management and FIU Building Department to ensure compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.

   

Departmental Requirements

  • Environment, Health, and Safety related experience.

   

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional Environmental Certification highly preferred, including one or more of the following: CHMM, CET, REA, etc.
  • Experience creating and preparing Tier II reports.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulatory policies and procedures regarding environmental compliance, including the Clean Air Act, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Planning (SPCC), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.

   

Job Category

Staff

   

Advertised Salary

$40,000 - $45,000

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

   

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

   

Other Information

  • Ability to travel locally and nationally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Travel to FIU Campus

   

How to Apply

Prospective Employee
If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 11:59 pm of the close date.

   

How to Apply

Current Employee
As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 11:59 pm of the close date.

   

How to Claim Vet Preference     
Since 1945, the Florida Legislature has made a provision to give preference in the hiring process to United States war veterans in recognition of their military, naval, or air service who meet specific conditions. The conditions are as follows:

  • Veterans with a VA service-connected disability
  • Spouses of veterans with permanent and total service-connected disability
  • Honorably discharged veterans with wartime service.
  • Unmarried widow or widower of a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability
  • A veteran who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, to include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.

Florida International University honors this policy and will comply with Veterans' Preference guidelines when filling staff positions. Any applicant claiming Veterans' Preference will be required to attach a DD214 with each application submitted for verification.

If there are any questions concerning Veterans' Preference, please contact Recruitment by calling 305-348-2500.
For additional information on Veterans' Preference, visit http://www.floridavets.org/.

   

Disclosures

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency
Florida International University 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.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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