Environmental Compliance Specialist

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24475
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 1038
Department: Environmental Health & Safety


Classification: Administrative Analyst Specialist Exempt III
Salary Range: $5,908 /month - $10,507/month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit http://www.sjsu.edu/hr/benefits/

About the Position

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

The Environmental Compliance Specialist performs a full range of moderate to complex duties in support of the Universitys 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.

The Environmental Compliance Specialist also supports the campus Injury and Illness Prevention Program by developing and providing training programs, conducting hazard assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring and shop inspections to ensure worker health and safety.

This position is required to work in laboratory settings, waste processing areas, mechanical spaces, construction sites 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.

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree from a four year college including 30 semester units of science coursework
-Master's Degree in Science or Engineering
-Previous work experience in an environmental health and safety program at a major university
-Six years of full-time, progressively responsible relevant experience in a highly specialized technical/professional area
-Demonstrated experience providing oversight and administration of a program with supervision and/or lead experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local hazardous waste management regulations.
-Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local environmental regulations.
-Thorough knowledge of best practices in responding to hazardous materials emergency situations, incidents or accidents.
-Thorough knowledge of the appropriate procedures and protocols for handling hazardous waste.
-Working knowledge of computer as a tool, including ability to utilize database, spreadsheet, work-processing, project planning and presentation software.
-Working knowledge of California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) database.
-Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to pass CSU Defensive Driving in order to drive automobile, mid-size truck, and/or electric cart.
-Ability to obtain hazardous waste transporter license.
-Ability to wear respirator and pass annual physical examination.
-Ability to appropriately handle communications with managers and co-workers.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic unit. Good interpersonal skills.
-Ability and willingness to be "on call" for hazardous materials emergency response at all times (24 hours per day, 7 days per week).
-Ability to work with minimum supervision.
-Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local air quality management regulations.
-Thorough knowledge of best practices in responding to air quality emergency situations, incidents or accidents.
-Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local water quality management regulations.
-Thorough knowledge of best practices in responding to emergency situations, incidents or accidents involving drinking water quality.
-Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local waste water management regulations.
-Thorough knowledge of best practices in responding to emergency situations, incidents or accidents involving waste water.
-Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations related to medical waste handling and disposal.
-Working knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational safety regulations and practices.

Posting Date

February 22, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins March 9, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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