Environmental Protection Specialist

REDHORSE CORPORATION - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.5


Redhorse Corporation has an opening for an Environmental Protection Specialist on a task with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Safety Office. Environmental Protection Specialist will provide oversight for various environmental program areas including: environmental project planning/coordination; hazardous waste management; air emission management; storm water management; wastewater discharge management; operational permit requirements; asbestos programs; underground and above ground storage tank management; pollution prevention programs; safe drinking water; spill control plan; and other applicable compliance related programs.

Position Responsibilities:
Interface and engage with Federal, State, and/or local environmental regulatory authorities to ensure DIA compliance requirements are met.
Collaborate with counterpart environmental specialist in the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense (DoD) to establish relationships and/or coordination efforts to develop and implement improved environmental tracking and reporting tools.
Issue environmental guidance and direction documents in compliance with applicable Federal, State and local environmental protection laws, and consult with DIA General Counsel and senior leaders on potential regulatory enforcement actions.
Develop standard operating procedures (SOP's), and agency-wide policies in accordance with applicable environmental protection laws to include 40 CFR, 49 CFR, DoD, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Executive Orders, as well as other applicable state and local environmental regulations.
Attend project planning meeting and implement NEPA early in the project planning process: ensure all significant projects are properly evaluated and legally documented for environmental impact; and ensure senior leaders are made aware of any potential negative environmental impacts for management decision making.
Conduct environmental site visits at DIA-controlled locations to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local or host nation environmental laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations.
Coordinate with host installation, building leasing authorities or responsible building owner to identify new and existing potential environmental liability cost and identify environmental reporting, recordkeeping, testing, monitoring and training requirements.
Consult with and advise DIA centers, directorates, offices, and combatant command directors for intelligence (COCOM J2s), on existing environmental program requirements, and upon request assist with host installation or other regulatory audits, inspections or corrective remediation actions.
Review host installation's Inner Service Support Agreements (ISSA), and Memorandum of Understanding or Agreement (MOU/MOA) to ensure adequate environmental compliance support is being provided.
Track and report projected funding requirements for the environmental program annually to the OSD Program Objective Memorandum (POM) in accordance with DoD Directive 7045.14
Provide quarterly financial input of DIA's environmental liability cost reports to the DIA Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in accordance DoD 7000.14-R "Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation".
Establish policies and procedures that will enable oversight on sustainable business processes that produce reliable, timely, and accurate data for management decision making as well as auditable financial statements.
Provide guidance and support to other occupational safety and health program requirements and identify areas where cross functional relationships exist.
Develop strategic communication material and participate in outreach activities to educate DIA workforce on environmental and safety matters.
Perform other duties as assigned. Basic requirements for Experience, Skills, Education and Credentials include:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college of university
10 to 15 years of applicable experience required
Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
Effective oral and written communication and conflict resolution skills
Proven organizational and project management skills
Ability to apply critical thinking and decision-making skills coupled with strong analysis and problem-solving skills
Must be a self-starter, driven and able to work with limited direction under target time lines
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment
Must have the adaptability and comfort of working in a fast-paced and sometimes unstructured environment
Ability to translate complex ideas into processes and tactical plans
Must be able to lead by example
Active TS/SCI clearance is required. Applicants who do not possess an active TS/SCI clearance will no be considered for this position
The work environment for this position requires an individual to be able to:

Work sitting or standing at a desk or conference table for extended periods of time with the ability to shift positions while working: sit, stand, pace, adjust positioning in any of those without issue
Walk in the office to collaborate with co-workers, attend meetings or retrieve documents from printer
Ability to carry up to 25 pounds