EHS Compliance Systems Specialist


Full-time$62,000 - $95,000 a year
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP delivers more than 1.1 billion gallons per day of the highest quality drinking water to 8.5 million NYC residents and more than 1 million people in Upstate New York, and has a wastewater conveyance and treatment system capable of processing over 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater per day to protect the environment and the city’s surrounding waterways.

The mission of DEP’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) is to ensure that DEP and its facilities sustain effective environmental, health and safety compliance programs and to promote a safe and healthy workplace for all DEP employees.

Working under direct supervision of the Director for EHS Compliance Systems, the EHS Compliance System Specialist will be responsible for planning, and coordinating the implementation and day-to-day management of various centralized EHS tracking systems administered by OEHS. Tasks will include handling every aspect of existing EHS tracking systems such as; NOV tracking database, employee concern tracking database, workplace violence prevention tracking database, legacy action tracking system (LATS) as well as a new “incident management & reporting tracking database” part of which is still under development. Responsibilities will include researching current methodologies as it applies to developing business needs for new and existing EHS information management systems.


Maintain management information system to provide data, and database updates, track progress and generate periodic reports for metrics.

Coordinating with various bureaus in the development of business needs for the development of new EHS systems.

Assist Bureau users of database with proper and efficient use of the tracking systems.

Assess EHS tracking systems and collaborate with the IT professional at OEHS to make improvements that will increase the efficiency of existing tracking systems at OEHS.

Performs QA/QC on all entries made into the tracking systems, provide technical assistance and with the assistance of IT professional at OEHS, perform periodic upgrades to the tracking
systems in order to accommodate new revisions made to policy documents associated with database.

Develop appropriate user guides and training manuals for the various centralized EHS tracking systems.

Assist with providing group/one-on-one training for bureau system users.

Attend meetings, take notes and prepare minutes for periodic compliance systems group meetings, and other related meetings that involves the participation of the EHS compliance systems
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 30 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, i.e., biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology; of which not more than 12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, i.e., environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food service; and at least two years of satisfactory full-time experience performing inspections to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations governing the areas of food, drugs and general environmental conditions; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college, with 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, of which not more than 6 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, and 4 years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least 60 semester credits from an accredited college, including at least 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences. Furthermore, to assure compliance with Section 11.112 of the Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) - Title 10 (Health), all candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a public health sanitarian as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
Working knowledge of Federal, State and Local Environmental Health & Safety regulations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft ACCESS, POWERPOINT & EXCEL.

Creating tabular and graphical representations with information gathered from various database for periodic metric reporting.

Excellent technical writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

Must have demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
Additional Information
DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

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This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program and also meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice. Please indicate on your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

This position is also open to non 55-a Program candidates who meet the education and experience requirements as listed in the job posting notice.

We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

All appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.
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40 hours per week
Monday - Friday
Work Location
59-17 Junction Blvd Corona Ny
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Recruitment Contact
Recruitment Contact: Grace Pigott
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