• Environmental Analyst

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Opening Date 1 month ago(6/21/2018 12:37 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1164
    Category
    Administration
    Bargaining Unit
    No
    Min (Annual)
    USD $78,837.00/Yr.
    Max (Annual)
    USD $110,370.00/Yr.
    Min Hiring Range
    USD $78,837.00/Yr.
    Max Hiring Range
    USD $86,721.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    The Environmental Analyst classification is an experienced professional, fully functional in all aspects of the industry/technical field. Positions at this level function in a primarily independent manner while supporting assigned projects or program areas. The Environmental Analyst is Community Transit’s expert on environmental issues, working on complex problems or projects where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of variables using specialized technical concepts creatively and effectively. This position is responsible for developing programs geared toward ensuring and documenting Community Transit’s compliance with environmental regulations at the federal, state and local level. This is both a strategic and hands-on position.

    Essential Duties

    1. Supports division goals and objectives, as well as Community Transit’s strategic priority of environmental protection by administering environmental programs. Interprets and applies existing policies, contracts, and regulations. Conducts inspections at all facilities, documents compliance requirements, and initiates corrective action plans. Performs independent audits of programs, equipment, facilities and/or operations, determining and implementing corrective actions required.
    2. Designs, plans and assists with activities of environmental programs, including development, implementation and evaluation programs to ensure they meet or exceed current regulations. Creates and modifies business metrics on an ongoing basis to achieve program goals. Researches and implements changes to regulations to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as Community Transit policy and procedures.
    3. Analyzes and interprets system information and trends to determine opportunities for continuous improvement. Develops and recommends process improvements or program enhancements. Provides expert advice to higher-level staff regarding longer-term goals.
    4. Oversees operation and maintenance of pollution controls and pretreatment systems. Reviews equipment, technology and monitoring reports to identify operating trends and recommends appropriate upgrades or modifications for control systems and monitoring systems.
    5. Leads cross-functional teams to identify process improvement opportunities and analyzes them for efficiency (waste, complexity, cost), effectiveness (achieves desired outcome), and quality. Set goals and objectives that are outcome based. Develops plans and procedures in support of the Environmental Policy to establish agency-wide operating standards.
    6. Assist Project Managers for complex projects and programs including compliance related activities for environmental programs, planned environmental improvement projects and emergent remedial projects. Coordinates with consultants; establishes goals, standards and objectives; oversees and evaluates consultant’s work; ensures compliance with Agency priorities; implements strategies; and manages timelines and budget. Advises management on approaches to program implementation.
    7. Represents Community Transit as primary technical contact when interfacing with environmental regulatory agencies, consultants and contractors. Provides agency input and promotes agency objectives.
    8. Prepares written reports to document compliance with permits and regulatory directives. Prepares, reviews and submits monitoring and status reports for discharges, remedial activities, and pollution control systems to demonstrate compliance with regulations.
    9. Prepares, reviews and submits applications for system and facility environmental permits required by federal, state and local jurisdictions.
    10. Develops curriculum for required environmental training and coordinates with appropriate parties to implement required training. Updates training when required by changes in regulations and operations.
    11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

    Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in environmental studies, natural sciences, engineering, risk management or closely related field. Two years of acceptable work experience may substitute for each year of an academic degree program.
    2. Five years of increasingly responsible experience overseeing environmental compliance program.
    3. Demonstrated competency in interpreting and applying environmental regulations.
    4. Investigative work that includes detailed field note taking, interviewing employees, researching solutions and report writing in order to develop a comprehensive plan for continual improvement in environmental concerns.
    5. Valid Washington State driver’s license.

     

    Preferred

    1. Public transit, public agency, or regulated private industry experience.
    2. Possession of an environmental or related certification.
    3. Experience with current Environmental ISO 14001 Standard.

     

    Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills

     

    Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

    1. Thorough knowledgeable of current state-of-the-art practices in environmental control engineering, pollution prevention and waste minimization, as well as trade and industry environmental standards and codes.
    2. Broad understanding of environmental regulations, regulatory agency rules and industry best practices and how to apply these to operations. Areas of environmental compliance generally include oversight and management of stormwater management systems; wastewater pretreatment systems; hazardous waste management; underground and aboveground storage tank systems; air emission sources; groundwater/soil remediation systems; and emergency response.
    3. Practical application of engineering and natural science principles, techniques, procedures and equipment.
    4. Best practices related to data collection, processing, modeling, management, analysis, stewardship and reporting.
    5. Able to apply business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and leadership techniques.
    6. Knowledge of project management principles and techniques.
    7. Managing process improvement initiatives and driving solutions to improve those processes.
    8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

     

    Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

    1. Exhibiting a high degree of professionalism with demonstrated ability to apply environmental regulations and best practices.
    2. Leading teams to collaboratively make decisions, establish and meet timelines and deliver useful solutions to difficult problems.
    3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, management, consultants and outside agencies. Gaining the support of others through persuasiveness, credibility and expertise. Inspiring others to collaborate voluntarily.
    4. Able to use critical thinking skills to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    5. Ensuring that data, analysis, and research are organized, documented, and communicated in a way that they can be understood, interpreted, and support decision making.
    6. Conducting investigations, creating investigative reports and maintaining investigative files.
    7. Organizing and prioritizing work despite tight deadlines, multiple customers, and competing priorities; monitoring and reporting progress towards goals.
    8. Skilled in understanding, interpreting and applying policies, procedures, contracts and regulations sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain environmental requirements to staff and other constituencies.
    9. Exhibiting situational awareness and strategic judgment. Recognizing when sources of information and/or partners should be consulted and when to apply past experiences. Able to see and assess future implications of present action. Skilled at informing upper management of emerging issues.
    10. Skill in procuring and managing consultants, including engineering services – preparing scope of work and budget estimates for comprehensive consultant proposal requests.

     

    Physical Activities/Requirements:

    Reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.

     

    Light work – exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

     

    Application and Selection Process:

    On-line applications only. A resume maybe attached in lieu of completing the experience details. Please attach a cover letter.

     

    Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.   

     

    First consideration date July 5

     

    Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants national origin, sex protected veteran status or disability.

     

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