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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
$ 40,000 - $45,000 
Miami, Florida
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Associate Degree
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Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission.

FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, [email protected], and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II
Develops, implements and manages the environmental programs and supporting systems, for all campus locations, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and industry standards.

  • Develops, implements and manages the environmental programs and supporting systems, for all campus locations, in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and industry standards.
  • Identifies, evaluates, recommends and implements University policies, departmental work procedures and industry best practices to assure awareness of, and compliance with air, water, waste management, tanks, oil, general pollution prevention & related environmental requirements.
  • Responsible for the long-term planning for renewal of stormwater, industrial waste, air, above ground storage tanks, oil use, lakes, and grease trap system operating permits, system improvements, and operational changes to maintain and enhance regulatory compliance.
  • Manages, communicates and maintains appropriate quality control systems to inspect, monitor, assess and guide the actions of University operations staff, including University building and project managers, lab personnel, contractors, and others, on the various aspects of environmental compliance relevant to University operations.
  • Coordinates with environmental regulatory agencies to assure compliance, implementation of corrective action plans, and tracking and reporting to sustain regulatory compliance.  Provides timely notification to the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) supervisor and or director regarding conditions of non-conformance/compliance.
  • Manages permit tracking, monitoring, renewal and reporting programs to assure regulatory compliance, and provides corrective actions.
  • Prepares and submits regulatory reports and documents; assists the Chemical Safety Office with the preparation of regulatory reports (Tier II, Biennial, etc.) using various applications and database programs.
  • Participates as a member of the EH&S 24-hour Emergency Response Team and meets obligations to respond to environmental or chemical contamination emergencies during non-business hours.
  • Conducts facility inspections/evaluations and recommends action plans on corrective measures related to the enhancement of regulatory compliance regarding erosion and sediment, stormwater management, illicit discharge, and MS4 permit programs.
  • Provides direct support services to the University community through training, written communication, performing scheduled and unscheduled inspections, permit compliance assistance, compliance reporting, technical evaluations, and similar functions.
  • Investigates reports/claims pertaining to potential sources of pollution, suspected violations of pollution control regulations and issues violations with corrective actions is accordance with FIU policy.
  • Contract services with approved vendors for extraction, testing, analysis of water or soil samples as required or requested. Coordinate with Facilities Management to provide corrective actions as necessary.
  • Provides support to the University as it relates to new processes/research requiring new environmental controls, permits, etc.
  • Responsible for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance, including EPA Notice of Intent/Termination filings, SWPPP preparation and implementation, auditing, record-keeping and reporting, and corrective action implementation
  • Conducts trainings and workshops for FIU businesses and members of the community on stormwater, grease trap systems, and air emissions compliance as required
  • Coordinates events in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and other FIU units to promote community outreach and education on environmental compliance
  • Performs other related tasks are required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
  • Reviews construction site plans in conjunction with Facilities Management and FIU Building Department to ensure compliance with environmental regulatory requirements.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Associate's degree and 2 years of relevant experience.


Departmental Requirements:

  • Environment, Health, and Safety related experience.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional Environmental Certification highly preferred, including one or more of the following: CHMM, CET, REA, etc.
  • Experience creating and preparing Tier II reports.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulatory policies and procedures regarding environmental compliance, including the Clean Air Act, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Planning (SPCC), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.


Advertised Salary:

  • $ 40,000 - $45,000



  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check


Other Information:

  • Ability to travel locally and nationally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Travel to FIU Campus


For further information or to apply online use the Apply for this Job link on this page and reference job opening ID # 520021

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.