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Environmental Compliance Specialist

Natural Systems Utilities
Hillsborough, New Jersey, US
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Oct 20, 2021

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SUMMARY:Under general supervision from the EH&S Manager, the Compliance Specialist is a self-starter able to work independently to monitor the overall compliance of the company's 300+ water and wastewater facilities. The key function of this role is to lead the company's Supervisory staff in achieving compliance with various regulatory agencies and, environmental compliance-related matters and reporting. The Compliance Specialist coordinates, monitors, and follows up on regulatory compliance for the water and wastewater operations throughout NSU's various divisions in NJ, NY, MA, MN, and CA. The ideal candidate should have experience in environmental regulatory program requirements including Safe Drinking Water and certified laboratory compliance and monitoring.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide guidance and support to the company's Operations teamsInteracts with clients and operations staff to schedule and ensure completion of regulatory reports and sampling as required by the various facility permitsFamiliar with and able to navigate through state agency electronic data Interchange (EDI) programs for public water supply (PWS) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) data entry and report preparation.Familiar with and able to prepare and maintain compliance with Total Coliform, Water Quality Parameter and Lead and Copper Sampling Plans for PWS systems.Frequently monitors Environmental Management and Sampling Plans for compliance against permit limits, report excursions and develop corrective action plans with NSU Team.Work with NSU Team and Permittee in the preparation of written responses to state agency inspection reports and non-compliance notices.Assist In preparation and filing of the following for water and wastewater facilities.Monthly WWTP of discharge monitoring, waste characterization and residual transfer reportsMonthly PWS Treatment Plant Operations ReportsQuarterly PWS Disinfectant Residuals ReportsAnnual PWS Water Use reportingAnnual certified lab Performance Testing (PT) Study, lab renewal application and lab compliance program managementAnnual Community Right to Know (CRTK) inventories and report filingAnnual Beneficial Reuse reportingIndustrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) compliance program and managementStormwater Pollution Prevention compliance program managementState agency annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) preparation and reportingDEP Hotline notifications and required 5 day follow up communicationsSite Sanitary surveys for Potable Water Supply (PWS)PWS Tier 1,2,3 non-compliance notifications follow up and documentation filingBoil Water communication and notification for PWS community systemsEnsure all required discharge monitoring reports are filed on time by the various responsible parties.Perform compliance audits for various regions on an annual basis.Scanning, copying, filing, and publishing of Environmental ReportsGeneral office dutiesResolves Compliance IssuesPerforms other related duties as assigned by EH&S Manager and managementQUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's Degree in science, engineering, or related field or relevant experienceMinimum of one (1-3) years of experience in regulatory compliance requiredCommitment to excellence and high standardsExcellent written and oral communication skillsStrong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skillsAbility to manage priorities and workflowVersatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.Computer skills required: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, TypingOther skills required: Good organizational skills, high level of attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication COMPETENCIES:Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Occasionally required to standOccasionally required to walkFrequently required to sitContinually required to utilize hand and finger dexterityOccasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawlOccasionally required to talk or hearContinually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboardEQUIPMENT:Computer and/or tablet and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, and computer printerThe above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Natural Systems Utilities provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NSU complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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