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Company Name:
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Vernon, California
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Environmental Services
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Manager, Environmental & Safety Compliance 1

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.

Responsible for managing activities related to the facility’s environmental permits, and health and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.  Develops and implements strategies to achieve and exceed company goals and expectations for injury and loss prevention.  Assesses compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations and acts as an advisor to internal customers.


  • Participates with management personnel in establishing procedures for administering regulatory compliance programs.
  • Reviews environmental legislative developments to determine changes in legal requirements and probable effects on company activities.
  • Interfaces with environmental auditing activities to ensure conformance to standards and company environmental policies and guidelines.
  • Maintains site permits and interacts with regulatory agencies.
  • Administers environmental monitoring program.
  • Reads and interprets regulations, legislative developments, and permits.
  • Maintains permits and prepares permit applications and modifications.
  • Performs oversight of groundwater and other site monitoring programs.
  • Establishes and enforces internal company standards and policies to comply with health and safety requirements.
  • Partners with operations management to develop health and safety solutions for achieving business and compliance goals.
  • Leads activities to implement change in design of machinery, equipment, and work processes to provide for ergonomic improvements and efficiencies for operations.
  • Performs other, related duties as assigned. These are duties may not be specifically listed in this description, but which are within the general nature typically associated with the employee’s level of work.

Employees are required to report any concerns associated with environmental compliance to their supervisor, General Manager, Environmental Compliance Manager, or to the EVP of Environmental Health & Safety. 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.

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.

Supervises employees per organization chart, directly or through subordinate foremen or supervisors who directly supervise the workers.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform the duties of this job, the employee must have knowledge of regulations specific to the environmental waste industry management principles and best practices. Knowledge and understanding of current hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facility (TSDF) and field and industrial services practices. Knowledge of EPA, OSHA regulations, and ISO programs.  Knowledge and understanding of current health and safety and industrial hygiene practices.  Essential competencies to perform this job include analytical, organizational and problem solving skills; must be detail oriented and possess technical aptitude. Ability to work under pressure, exercise independent judgment and select effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures. Knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint applications is essential.   

Distinguishing Features
The incumbent is responsible for overall design, implementation, communication, and administration of a facility environmental program with moderate complexity as determined by the facility’s annual revenue contribution, the complexity of the environmental compliance requirements and the number of employees.  Solves the complex problems and resolves sensitive issues.  Establishes program objectives for the operation and oversees program implementation.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, chemistry, biology, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The incumbent will have 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience implementing environmental and safety programs. Incumbent is a subject matter expert regarding environmental and safety regulations and practices. The incumbent has demonstrated ability to independently resolve regulatory issues with regulatory agencies across multiple environmental regulatory programs.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical procedures,  governmental regulations, is skilled responding effectively to sensitive inquiries. Skilled at negotiating resolution to complex issues with environmental regulators. Skill communicating the implications and highlights of analytical work and key insights. Ability to effectively manage and communicate work delivery expectations with internal customers

Ability to work complex mathematical and chemistry concepts using fundamental scientific methods in a variety of practical, variable and non-standard situations. Ability to conduct complex data analysis with a high proficiency using Excel and other equivalent data management tools.

None required.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work alone and work extended hours with frequent interruptions while handling various non-standard situations. This work requires high concentration with a moderate level of stress. Ability and proficiency in the use of computers. Ability to comprehend the consequences of various problem situations to make sound decisions or to refer problems to appropriate people for decision-making. Employee shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with co-workers, internal customers and suppliers. Occasional travel may be required. Frequent contacts include supervisor and co-workers, with regular contact with customers and visitors. The employee shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with collegues, customers, and supervisors.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands for data entry, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, or sitting in a confined position.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Generally an office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation.  The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.  

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