Environmental Compliance Specialist

  • Green Job Crawler
  • Romulus, MI
  • 21 Jun, 2020

Job Description

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations. **Why Work with Us** At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work. **POSITION SUMMARY:** The Environmental Compliance Specialist is responsible for the collection and reporting of data and is responsible for the operation of environmental systems at a work facility. They are required to conduct various tests, analysis, and observations for evaluating the potential hazard to the environment, before making any necessary recommendations for mitigating potential for environmental damage. In any case, they strictly need to work in compliance with the regulatory authorities. Therefore, they need to be familiar with the standard procedures and regulations applicable in the waste industry. **PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:** + Assures that the handling of waste that is defined as hazardous by federal, state or local regulations, is done properly. + Ensures continued compliance by coordinating air and water monitoring, environmental data review and reporting and compliance task tracking. + Conducts and coordinates formal and informal environmental training of other employees. + Balances the environmental and commercial needs of the project, remaining in compliance with regulatory and permit requirements. + Reviews and understands the plans and specifications of operational programs and regulating operations in accordance with the environmental laws and regulations of federal, state, and local government + Coordinates and collaborates with the working staff and management of the facility to plan, prepare, and develop the environmental sustainability programs and policies for a project, which is in compliance with the Company's requirements. + Monitors the waste management program, overseeing its disposal and treatment activities, and managing the safety precautions for avoiding hazardous situations. + Provides environment development programs for employees and customers, supporting in the development of pollution control programs, and assisting in application of risk management programs. + Provides technical assistance to managers and other operating staff, updating them on environmental standardization procedures, regulatory requirements, and work hazards. + Identifies the exact potential of chemical substances included in the plant, accessing the potential environmental risks involved in waste management procedures, and developing proper mitigation plans. + Applies the fundamental rule of environment protection before approving any projects, understanding and modifying the plans and specifications of a project in accordance with environmental perspective, and maintaining the operations and management practices in accordance with the standardized procedures directed by the regulatory authorities. + Performs other job-related duties as apparent or assigned. **PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:** + An in-depth knowledge and understanding of hazardous waste operations and maintenance management (including the ability identify issues, weigh options and provide effective counsel to support sound business decisions). (Required) + Prior experience in a lead role with responsibility for the implementation and successful performance of business plans, strategic projects or initiatives, including the development and adherence to project plans and budgets. + Technical writing skills for writing scientific documents on the environmental studies, verbal and written communication skills for communicating effectively with environmental regulating authorities, critical reviewing skills for analysis, and development of technical reports on conducted research. **MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:** + Bachelor’s degree in Science, Geology, Biology, Engineering or related field. + Minimum of 5 years of experience in the waste industry, or related industry that included significant exposure to managing hazardous waste and/or disposal well activities. **OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:** + Thorough knowledge of environmental regulations relating to air, water, solid waste, and hazardous waste. + Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner. + Strong written and oral communication skills required. + Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors. + Strong analytical skills and a focus on adding value to the Company. + Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. + Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. + Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness. **The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Com** **Rewarding Compensation and Benefits** Eligible employees can elect to participate in: • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage. • Health care and dependent care spending accounts. • Short- and long-term disability. • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP). • Employee discount programs. • 401(k) plan with a generous company match. • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). _The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company._ Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place. Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.