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Environmental Program Manager

Choctaw Global
Kodiak, Alaska, US
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Choctaw Global

Job Summary:

The Environmental Program Manager is responsible for implementing and sustaining a comprehensive EMS of sufficient scope and capability and capacity to ensure that the company's operations remain fully environmentally regulatory compliant at all times and foster proactive environmental stewardship. The position will support a wide variety of environmental compliance and project execution requirements under the following technical areas: Air Quality and Clean Air Act Compliance, Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, Clean Water Act Compliance (both Storm Water and Wastewater), Waste Management, Storage Tank and Assets Compliance, Spill Preparedness and Planning Compliance, Sustainability Work, Lead Based Paint and Asbestos, Environmental Management System and Compliance Auditing Support. The candidate will provide technical support to project managers, crafts personnel and customer environmental management personnel.

Primary Tasks:
  • Support, assist, and provide environmental expertise to ensure compliance with regulatory environmental programs.
  • Coordinate and monitor environmental compliance efforts for project operations on US Coast Guard Base Kodiak, AK and other operating locations.
  • Ensures practices support protection of sensitive resources, protected species, migratory birds, and comply with environmental legislation while supporting the military operations. Must have an understanding of MBTA, National Historic Preservation Act Section 106, Endangered Species Act, Eagle Protection Act, Invasive species Act, and other applicable laws.
  • Promotes the importance of pollution prevention management practices or methodologies to minimize the amount of pollution generated during present or future operations, maintenance functions and development of waste minimization efforts.
  • Provide direction and environmental training to include functionally specific Hazardous Materials/Waste Handling training pursuant to 49 CFR (parts 171-177), 29 CFR, and 40 CFR and Stormwater Pollution Prevention.]
  • Review all documents for digs to ensure compliance with NEPA (National Environmental Protection Agency) in accordance with US Coast Guard Base Kodiak, AK.
  • Always on call, except for requested time off, for all environmental impacts and spill response.
  • All other duties assigned

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in an environmental science or related field plus four years experience managing environmental programs is required.
  • Must obtain and maintain a certification as an Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL).
  • Four years of experience operating as an Environmental Program Manager in a base operations services' environment, especially on a military installation, is highly preferred with experience in Recycling, Air Emissions, Hazardous Waste, Used Oil, Universal Waste, Stormwater, APDES/NPDES Permitting Compliance, Drinking Water, Spill Response, Tank/Bulk Fuel Management, and Contaminated Site Management.
  • Possession of a current Certified Hazardous Material Managers (CHMM) qualification or a National Registry of Environmental Professionals Registered Environmental Manager (REM). OR alternately, the environmental program manager can have five years of environmental protection experience to include: knowledge of the established principles, concepts, and methods of environmental protection program work and skill in applying this knowledge in performing a variety of duties involving the management, coordination, monitoring, oversight, or evaluation of routine programs, projects, or activities.
  • Ability to write, understand, and maintain reference standards for Environmental Management Systems: ISO 14001Program, and Sustainability programs along with regulatory requirements, and pertinent statutes sufficient to assure environmental compliance and provide routine technical assistance to operating personnel and managers.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of one or more environmental sciences or related fields (e.g., biology, ecology, chemistry, hydrology, radiation physics, environmental law, real property functions, statistics) sufficient to assess and correlate environmental data, verify results, and discuss technical aspects of work with engineers and other environmental experts.
  • Skill in using standard data gathering and analysis techniques to collect and review technical information on environmental activities or quality and to identify and solve problems of a procedural or factual nature. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to prepare and conduct briefings or training programs, lead group conferences, and write reports and letters.
  • Knowledge of statutes, regulations, licensing and permitting requirements, and precedent decisions governing environmental operations sufficient to use in planning, implementing, or monitoring environmental programs and services (e.g., determining needs, evaluating program effectiveness, assuring compliance with regulations).
  • Demonstrated experience in compliance with Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations, guidelines and laws is preferred, including Air Quality, Environmental Health, Spill Prevention Response and Water.
  • Experience of management, administrative, or coordinative knowledge and skill sufficient to provide advisory, reviewing, evaluating, educating and training, negotiating, or problem-solving services (as a "troubleshooter," specialist, or coordinator) on specific problems, project programs, or functions (e.g., developing, coordinating, reviewing, and evaluating the implementation of work plans, including estimates of staffing needs, equipment, and supplies, and detailed instructions necessary to carry out the plans.
  • Contaminated site experience to meet ADEC qualified sampler and qualified environmental professional certifications is preferred.

  • The above-noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the applicant a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of the position.

    EEO/AAP Statement

    We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to craft and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. Choctaw is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

    Choctaw Defense Services, Inc. is a tribally-owned Certified Small Business 8(a) contractor offering program management, maintenance, facility support, and staffing services to government and commercial clients across the globe. Our commitment to delivering quality solutions and reliable staff with steadfast professionalism remains the priority. These offerings are delivered with thorough communication, no surprises, and agility at each stage of every project. It is our privilege to serve you as you entrust us to fulfill your business needs.


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