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Environmental Coordinator

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa, US
Closing date
Oct 18, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The University of Iowa Environmental Compliance Specialist will provide professional and technical support for the UI campus-wide environmental compliance program. The person will function as lead in several environmental program areas to maintain compliance with environmental laws and regulations. They will proactively manage environmental programs, create, implement and maintain best practices and procedures.

Duties to Include:
  • Manage and ensure compliance in several of the following environmental programs: NPDES Wastewater, Stormwater, MS4, GHG reporting, Title V/PAL permit, UST, Floodplain, Wetlands, Water Use, Refrigerants.

  • Analyze data to proactively identify compliance risks and develop procedures and best practices to remedy.

  • Collaborate with the Utilities Concessionaire to fulfill environmental obligations and ensure compliance in program areas.

  • Interface with regulatory agencies to obtain relevant guidance for streamlined implementation of regulatory actions, negotiate terms and conditions to protect the interests of the UI while maintaining full compliance with requirements.

For a full job description, please send an e-mail to the contact listed below.

About Environmental Services:

Environmental Services ensures that the University of Iowa is in compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations during and after any construction process on UI property. The Environmental Compliance team within UI Utilities provides permitting and compliance services to help the campus meet a range of regulatory requirements. Compliance services are provided in areas such as Air Quality, Spill Prevention, Water Quality, Underground Storage Tanks, Greenhouse Gas Reporting, Refrigerant Management, Storm Water Management, Contaminated Sites, and Flood-Plain coordination.

About The University of Iowa:

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental management, science, or engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Extensive experience (typically 5 years) with environmental permitting, modeling and management
  • Extensive experience negotiating with regulatory agencies for permit conditions and rule interpretations
  • Experience handling complex environmental compliance challenges to identify potential problems and proactively develop solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and build healthy working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in environmental management, science, or engineering discipline
  • Experience with environmental requirements for power plants
  • Experience with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements
  • Experience handling unique environmental compliance challenges faced by universities
  • Experience overseeing and directing the work of consultants and contractors
  • Demonstrated experience with developing and implementing continuous improvement processes
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data
  • Demonstrated experience creating and delivering training to varied audiences

Application Details:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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