Program Associate (Brownfields Technical Assistance Professional)

Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The Center for Hazardous Substance Research in Engineering is seeking a Program/Project Consultant to assists local governments, tribes, and nonprofits, interested in revitalizing their communities, to use the tools available in the EPA and state brownfields programs. This includes education and coaching through the brownfields redevelopment process, such as site inventory and prioritization, environmental assessments, cleanup, and redevelopment/reuse of brownfield properties. This position may also support technical and program management aspects of other funded activities, as needed. See and

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Perform site-specific technical assistance project work for the EPA TAB Program, including technical reviews of environmental documents, facilitating stakeholder meetings, conducting workshops, and using web-based e-tools, for local governments, tribes and non-profit organizations who are redeveloping brownfields.

Plan, coordinate and help deliver the above-referenced site-specific technical assistance, and workshops/webinars, in designated geographic areas or locations, as assigned by the KSU TAB Program Coordinator , in coordination with TAB, State and EPA partners.

Coordinate development, maintenance, and assistance to users of web-based e-tools, and special projects, as needed.

Support project- and program-level evaluation work; prepare public education materials for communities on environmental topics.

Support project- and program-level work for other Center activities, as assigned by Center leadership. Funding levels and types of work may vary over time. Assistance with other funded activities in certain areas of expertise may be needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. degree in a planning, science, engineering, or environmental health field. Two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with any of the following, in a brownfields context: redevelopment planning, preparing environmental reports (such as Phase I & II ESAs), grant writing, economic development. Professional licensure is preferred. Over three years experience directly related to the described employment responsibilities. M.S. Degree in planning, science or engineering or environmental health.

Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions:

Normal office environment and near-continuous use of Video Display Terminal. This Position also involves frequent travel in and outside of the state (an average of 2 times/month). Travel may involve visiting environmental sites and HAZWOPER training will be provided.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to completing an application, please submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three references and their contact information
  • Additional documents related to your qualifications are welcomed

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until May 5, 2017.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$46,834 to $74,455 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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