Kansas State University – Manhattan, Kansas
Position responsibilities include the oversight of environmental permits, hazardous waste, and environmental abatement projects on campus properties. The position is part of a campus hazardous materials (release) response team that provides response to environmental incidents with potential impact on campus and city systems (storm and sanitary systems) and the natural environment. The position provides a response to hazardous materials spills/incidents/emergencies during and after business hours and makes decisions regarding the course of action for response to hazardous materials incidents, including appropriate abatement measures and reporting.
- Perform investigations for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect the university community. Oversee environmental permits, including but not limited to Title V air permit, industrial pretreatment, and direct NPDES permits, MS4 (as applicable). Assure compliance with pretreatment standards. Prepare/oversee SPCC plans and track oil storage inventories. Assist with RFP development and proposal reviews. Oversee the environmental or process sampling. Lead the hazardous materials response team for campus chemical and biological releases. Is available to respond on-site 24/7. Oversee the preparation of pollution prevention strategies, reporting, and diversion inventories. Supervise two subordinate staff. Monitor the unit budget. Oversee chemical release assessment, abatement, and remediation sites. Manage related contractor services. Responsible for the existing groundwater treatment system.
- Prevent and abate chemical and/or biological hazards. Research alternative processes for waste reduction.
- Assesses potential pollution sources, including review of equipment and operations potentially requiring permitting and/or discharge controls
- Review and ensure institutional compliance with environmental regulations (i.e., CAA, CWA, RCRA, TSCA RCRA, HMTA, SARA, FIFRA) via education and outreach, policy and procedure development, inspection, and compliance auditing
- Analyze, manage and report environmental data, including inventories of air permit emission sources
- Document, and/or conduct environmental or process sampling
- Prepare regulatory reports and inventories
- Liaison to related regulatory agencies (e.g., inspections, permit applications, reporting)
- Develop and conduct training and outreach, including through oral briefings, written documents, workshops, and training sessions
- Participate as a member of the hazardous materials response team for campus chemical and biological releases. Requires enrollment in the hazmat medical surveillance program and respiratory protection program. Must be medically cleared to use related PPE, including SCBA
- Oversee and coordinate Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste and medical waste programs. Assist with waste pick-ups and bulking when necessary.
- Provide annual reports.
- Collect environmental and process (e.g., wastewater, groundwater, soil) samples and prepare reports.
- Must complete 40 hour Hazardous Waste Operator (HazWoper) training within 6 months of hire.
Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Studies with chemistry coursework (or suitable combination of education, training and experience). 3 years experience assuring compliance such as estimating emissions under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, or RCRA in a setting with diverse waste streams and complex emissions.