$3,668 - $7,013 monthlyCalifornia Military Department Los Alamitos, CA, USA
Apr 17, 2019Full time
Conducts Environmental Performance Assessment Program (EPAS) audits in the Southern California Region (SCR) according to Army Regulation (AR) 200-1 and National Guard Bureau standards and guidance. Audits must be prepared in a timely and accurate manner to reduce the risk of compliance violations to CMD facilities. Utilizes the NGB EPAS database (WEBCASS/ENGIS) and other systems of record to input and manage EPAS data, reports, updates, and other related requirements. Provides military personnel and civilian staff assistance and guidance in correcting deficiencies found during external and internal EPAS audits to reduce the risk of financial liabilities, fines, and penalties. Assists Environmental Compliance Officers (ECO's) with developing changes in policy, procedure, training, and equipment that would enhance environmental BMPs and regulatory compliance. Coordinates, assists and provides required environmental training to personnel who are assigned environmental duties to improve field environmental awareness and knowledge. Assists in management of Environmental Compliance program media areas including, but not limited to the following: Hazardous waste/hazardous materials; water programs (storm water management, waste water, and drinking water), air quality management programs, underground/above-ground storage tanks, solid waste and recycling, and related technical programs. Under supervision, effectively and accurately communicates technical environmental requirements to staff, leadership, managers, regulators, and the public in writing, verbally, and through presentations/briefings. Under supervision, responds to regulatory inquiries and actions in a timely, professional manner that focuses on resolving issues and maintaining good working relationships. Stays current on new and emerging environmental laws, regulations, trends, and policies, and communicates and develops new internal procedures in response to these changes. Knowledge of: Basic principles of land, water, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources research; principles of ecology; soil and irrigation sciences, resource management, hydrology, geology, and waste prevention; statistical methods; land-use practices with reference to their general effect on human health, natural resources, agricultural productivity, and the environment; effects of hazardous and non-hazardous waste material and their interactions on the environment; chemical reactions; California and Federal environmental laws, rules, regulations, and requirements; basic toxicology, hydrology, geology, and principles of risk assessment and risk management; concepts employed in a variety of disciplines including environmental planning, economics, and resource management; geolocation and geo-referencing software applications, resource conservation program impacts and implementation strategies; and recycling issues. Ability to: Apply or modify scientific methods and principles; collect environmental data; analyze and evaluate data and reach sound conclusions; review, check, and interpret scientific and environmental reports; analyze situations and take appropriate actions; establish and maintain cooperative relations with all persons contacted; communicate effectively; prepare clear, complete, and technically accurate reports; apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements of California and Federal environmental protection and resource management programs; assess the impact of proposed State and Federal environmental legislation and regulations; understand principles of risk assessment and risk management; work with professionals from a variety of disciplines within and outside of State government; and review and understand technical research reports on emerging public health and environmental issues. Education: Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications). Desirable Qualifications: Broad-based environmental experience. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in a military environment; understanding of the military mission and resources required to accomplish it. Valid California driver’s license Special Personal Characteristics: Ability to work with staff and personnel from various backgrounds. Ability to listen to and understand staff, administrators, regulators and others Work Environment/Conditions: Duty location: Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), Los Alamitos, CA. Office/desk environment with regular field work. Frequent travel to CMD facilities throughout Southern California. Occasional site visits to Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) and other CMD facilities statewide. Occasional travel to in-state and out-of-state training events. Must be able to pass a National Agency Check with Inquires (NACI). Mental Abilities: Understand and follow safety procedures. Read, understand, and follow policy and procedures. Provide effective verbal and written direction. Critical thinking. Apply common sense.