The Senior Environmental Specialist is responsible for the development, identification, implementation, and communication of environmental and health and safety compliance strategies and programs. Serves as a technical expert for a specialized and complex related area to minimize existing and potential risks for Metropolitan employees, the environment and the public. Ensures compliance with laws and regulations relating to area of responsibility such as air quality, wastewater, storm water, hazardous materials and wastes, underground and aboveground storage tanks, and health and safety. Prepares environmental documents and acquires environmental permits. Trains and informs Metropolitan employees to ensure that they comply with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to environmental compliance.
This Senior Environmental Specialist functions as a highly experienced lead staff specialist responsible for leading environmental, health and safety programs across multiple sites, with focus on the air quality program. The candidate hired under this position will have a functional knowledge of environmental regulatory framework, and understand federal, state, and local environmental regulations and issues that may directly or indirectly impact Metropolitan. The Senior Environmental Specialist will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Environmental Program Support Team Manager. The position will be located at our Los Angeles Headquarters, conveniently located next to Union Station, but there will be required travel to our field facilities throughout Southern California to support our operations.
The Senior Environmental Specialist will serve as a subject matter expert for compliance activities that include developing and managing compliance activities for an entity with air quality permitted equipment at multiple sites in multiple air quality districts in California. The Senior Environmental Specialist will partner with other Metropolitan groups to evaluate compliance activities, develop EHS awareness and training programs, and manage systems to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The Senior Environmental Specialist takes a lead in negotiating with and responding to regulatory agencies, local government, and environmental organizations on EHS matters to represent Metropolitan’s needs and interests, and establishes regulatory partnerships with internal and external entities.
This position plans, conducts, directs and participates in environmental studies; participates in projects involving environmental matters with other support staff; makes recommendations to supervisors; conducts staff analysis necessary to accomplish liaison with member agencies, regulatory agencies, and other federal, state, and local agencies; reviews and analyzes legislation, environmental documents, and environmental regulations that may impact the District; and prepares Board letters, general correspondence, technical reports and documents.
Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with every other Friday off
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* Competitive compensation
* Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
* Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
* Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
* Tuition reimbursement
* Training and advancement opportunities
* Excellent working environment
* Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
* Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
* On-site fitness center
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Ecology, Planning, or other directly related environmental or social sciences or science field, and 8 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental compliance, including regulatory/legislative liaison within the health and safety or environmental fields.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.