Environmental Compliance Specialist

San Jose State University
San Jose, California
Feb 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title:  Environmental Compliance Specialist

Job ID: 24475

Full/Part Time: Full-Time    

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 1038/ Grade 4

Department: Environmental Health & Safety


About the Position

The Environmental Compliance Specialist performs duties in support of the University’s Environmental Compliance Programs that include Air, Drinking Water, Waste Water, Waste Water Treatment, Sanitary Sewers and Storm Management.


Environmental Compliance Specialist performs a full range of moderate to complex duties in support of the University’s Hazardous Materials Program. This includes collecting, segregating, storing and documenting hazardous wastes generated by SJSU. It includes responsibility for manifests and working directly with vendors to assure disposal of all hazardous materials in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Hazardous materials management practices must include active waste minimization and source reduction programs.


This position is required to work in laboratory settings, waste processing areas, and office environments. The incumbent is expected to perform critical job functions regardless of weather conditions.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collect, transport, segregate, package and store hazardous waste materials for disposal.
  • Assist in the development of hazardous waste practices for the University in collaboration with colleges, auxiliaries and the facilities department.
  • Prepare manifests and maintain all records of transport of hazardous waste as required by various regulatory agencies.
  • Develop procedures and process flows for all tasks needed to provide the University with a hazardous materials management program.
  • Provide training to all University employees working with hazardous materials. Provide documentation of training material and training records.
  • Work with campus departments to perform hazardous materials inventories as required by the Hazardous Materials Management Business Plan. Prepare Hazardous Materials Management Business Plan as required by regulatory agencies. Upload data to California Environmental Reporting System (CERS).
  • Identify all hazardous materials permits and licenses needed by the University, including air emissions and wastewater emissions. Prepare appropriate documentation, and coordinate any required testing or sampling. Submit requests for permits and licenses in a timely manner to avoid payment of penalties.
  • Prepare and maintain all hazardous waste and environmental protection reports and records as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in development of comprehensive budget for hazardous waste program.
  • Develop achievable, cost-effective waste minimization program and source reduction program for University.
  • Supervise Hazardous Materials Waste Contractors and contracts.
  • Regularly inspect hazardous materials storage area throughout campus for compliance with regulations and adherence to safe storage practices.
  • Handle hazardous materials while following appropriate procedures and protocols for these tasks.
  • Coordinate University efforts for environmental programs including but not limited to PCB-removal and Underground Storage Tank maintenance.
  • Collaborate with the University Police Department, State Fire Marshall and the San Jose Fire Department as appropriate as a member of the University’s Emergency Response Team.
  • Support and attend meetings of the CSU Hazardous Materials specialists group. Participate in construction project meetings and advise team on permitting and compliance matters.


To apply, please visit: http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/careers/jobs and search for Job ID: 24475.


Equal Employment Statement:

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

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