The men and women of EHS - Cornell's Department of Environmental Health and Safety - are dedicated to supporting Cornell's Environment, Health and Safety Policy 8.6 and preserving the health, safety and environment of the Cornell Community.
With general oversight from the Director of Environmental Compliance and Hazardous Waste Services, the Environmental Health Specialist I will administer compliance programs for one or more environmental media (including air, water, soil, chemical storage, etc.) for the Ithaca campus and outlying facilities, except for the Weill Medical College & Qatar.
This position involves project coordination and regulatory, technical and community relations support for all University activities and projects that have an environmental impact. Is responsible for collection of information required for, and preparation of, permit applications and regulatory reports required by environmental permits held by the University.
Will develop and implement systems and procedures to satisfy compliance and other environmental objectives, including conformance with departmental managements systems. This will involve conducting environmental compliance assessments of facilities and activities; documenting compliance status and making recommendations on corrective actions required; writing operating procedures; and developing plans and procedures to achieve and maintain compliance.
Will train and educate University personnel in environmental compliance requirements and assist with implementation where necessary.
Ours is a values based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collegiality, integrity initiative, excellence, civility and stewardship as well as support university sustainability goals.
Bachelor's degree in an Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field.
At least two to four years of related work experience required, or less in combination with an applicable science or engineering degree.
Demonstrated ability to interpret environmental laws and regulations and apply them for use in an academic, research and field environment.
Ability to pass a background check as required by Cornell.
Proven track record of completing work on time.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent computer skills, including MS Office programs and database management.
Ability to interact well with all levels of University personnel.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment including: air purifying & supplied air respirators, hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, and protective clothing.
Ability to work and lift and/or move 20-50 pounds while wearing protective equipment and clothing, including respiratory protection devices.
Ability to pass a background check as required by Cornell University.
Must have a valid Driver's license and a good driving record.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, to develop written programs for compliance with regulations and to present health and safety training programs to university staff, students, and faculty.
Requires use of good judgment in sensitive situations with employees at all levels within the University community.
Engineering or science BS degree with environmental focus preferred.
CESCP - Certified Environmental Storm Water Compliance Professional
Experience with environmental water permitting
EHS Audit experience
Experience working directly with external agencies
Five years' experience preferred.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively lead and mentor colleagues.
Experience with EHS management systems such as ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18000, ANZI Z10 or VPP.
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