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Environmental Specialist - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Environmental Specialist is a technical specialist who will act as a lead for various aspects of Metropolitan's hazardous materials and hazardous waste program and provide technical expertise and support for hazardous materials and waste, hazardous materials transportation, abatement and remediation, fire code, and chemical spill response and notification requirements. This role manages environmental compliance issues involving difficult permitting or regulatory requirements and competing operational needs.

As a subject-matter expert, this role will lead, plan, and coordinate projects, and compliance with environmental specifications, rules, regulations, and laws such as 40 CFR, 49 CFR, California Hazardous Waste Law and CCR Title 22. An important part of this role is to develop and update policies and procedures for facilitating safety, environmental compliance and operational efficiency and provide ongoing training on hazardous materials as needed for field and operations staff. You will obtain permits, manage hazardous waste disposal contractors and waste data, complete and compile metrics and reports for Metropolitan management.

This role will complete regulatory plans and reports such as consolidated hazardous materials business plans; hazardous materials inventories; hazardous waste contingency plans; biennial reports; Toxic Substances Control Act risk-based disposal approval plans and Phase 1 or 2 Environmental Site Assessment Reports. You will direct and conduct audits of vendors such as hazardous waste transporters or Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities to limit the District’s liabilities. Participate in and track Process Safety Management/ Risk Management Program compliance activities such as Process Hazard Analysis, Internal Audits, Risk Management Program and Plan Updates, Management of Change procedures and hazard reviews.

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Education and Experience:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and six years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Associate Environmental Specialist classification; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as a combination of: Experience in managing environmental compliance issues involving hazardous materials and waste, including spill response, waste characterization, sampling, and abatement projects. Experience in gathering, compiling, organizing, preparing data for and completing regulatory hazardous materials or waste plans or reports.

Relevant Degree is defined as: either environmental, chemical, or civil engineering, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or environmental science

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

45% Technical knowledge/skills
25% Project Management and Analytical skills
10% Oral Communication
10% Written Communication
5% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
5% Customer Service and Teamwork
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).