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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Location:
Boise, Idaho
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Corporate Director/Manager
Environmental Corporate Director/Manager
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Master's Degree
Reference Number:
1340

Directory Regulatory Compliance

ABOUT US ECOLOGY:
US Ecology, Inc. is a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company addresses the complex waste management needs of its customers by offering treatment, disposal and recycling of industrial, hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a wide range of complementary field and industrial services. US Ecology's focus on safety, environmental compliance, and customer service, enables us to effectively meet the needs of our customers and to build long-lasting relationships. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the Company has been protecting the environment since 1952.

SUMMARY:
The Director, Environmental Regulatory Compliance oversees US Ecology’s Environmental Regulatory Compliance programs. The incumbent will work closely with internal and external resources, including regulatory agencies, in order to provide guidance on regulatory interpretations and to promote consistent application of the regulations company-wide while providing relevant information and reports to executive management on program performance. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs and establishes priorities for the Company’s Environmental Program.
  • Recommends annual corporate environmental compliance goals and objectives.
  • Provides regulatory interpretation guidance to operations to support consistent implementation of federal, state and local environmental regulatory requirements.
  • Works with operations management to develop environmental regulatory solutions for achieving business and compliance goals.
  • Track status and support company-wide permitting activity including new permits, renewals and modifications.
  • Directs and monitors interaction with regulatory agencies related to permit activity, enforcement actions and strategic initiatives.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees environmental data management systems for collecting and tracking data.
  • Directs the US Ecology Internal Environmental and Safety Audit Programs in order to evaluate regulatory compliance risk, and partners to develop compliance solutions.
  • Drives knowledge sharing through company-wide sharing of lessons learned through incidents, corrective actions and best practices.
  • Monitors and manages company liabilities associated with use of outside waste management vendors.
  • Supports corporate business development activities by conducting environmental due diligence of potential acquisitions and business ventures.

Performs other, related duties as assigned. These are duties which may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but which are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervises associates and department per organization chart. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training associates; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining associates; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA):
Knowledge of Environmental regulations specific to the environmental waste industry. Comprehensive and expert level knowledge and understanding of current hazardous waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) and field and industrial services practices. Proven and highly developed management skills to effectively lead and direct a compliance assurance program. Management expertise to direct managers and staff and managing and administering budgets. Statistical skills to analyze environmental data, reports and trends.  Broad or in-depth knowledge of EPA regulations, and ISO programs. Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; excellent written, verbal, communication skills.

Education/Experience:
A master's degree (preferred) and professional training in environmental science, engineering or related field plus 10 years of experience in the hazardous waste management industry or a combination of education, training and experience. Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint applications is essential. 

Certifications, licenses, registrations: None required.

Language Skills:
The incumbent is highly effective at adapting communication style in order to educate, influence or negotiate. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical, and professional journals. Skilled at responding to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Effectively presents information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

HEALTH AND SAFETY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
While performing this job, the employee is responsible for continuous adherence to the Company’s Health & Safety Program. This includes: the health and safety of themselves and their coworkers, completing tasks in a safe manner, attending safety meetings and mandatory H&S training, and reporting any unsafe conditions, acts or unanticipated hazards to their Supervisor, General Manager or Health and Safety Specialist.  Duties and responsibilities are detailed in the H&S Program Master Document and will be provided by the H&S Specialist and/or the direct supervisor during new-hire orientation, training sessions or upon request.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE:
Employees are required to report any concerns associated with environmental compliance to their supervisor, General Manager or Environmental Manager. Employees are also required to complete training in hazardous waste management procedures, emergency response and other topics as outlined in the facility’s training program and/or an individual training matrix.

COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:
The personal and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PERSONAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work alone, work extended hours with frequent interruptions including frequent travel to operating locations. This work requires high concentration with a moderate level of stress; employee must know the physical nature of all the jobs to determine compatibility between a worker and a specific job; assist with recognition of highly physical jobs and ones that have a potential to cause injury and assist managers to accommodate workers with permanent medical restrictions. The employee must possess excellent interpersonal skills and shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, subordinates, managers, supervisors, customers and clients.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may sit frequently; occasionally, may be required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally wear a supplied air breathing apparatus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be generally in an office work environment where the noise level is usually low. During site visits, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and risk of radiation.  The noise level in this work environment is usually loud when at operating facilities.

US Ecology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, among other factors.