Environmental Compliance Program Manager

University of Oregon
Safety and Risk Services

Job no: 529293
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Operations/Infrastructure, Environmental Studies, Public Policy and Planning

Department: Safety and Risk Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starting at $70,000 per year; Commensurate with education and experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 23, 2022; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application including a cover letter and resume that address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Please email fasshr@uoregon.edu for a full position description.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application through the UO Career page: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529293/environmental-compliance-pr...

Department Summary

Safety and Risk Services (SRS) is a unit within the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university’s many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and beautiful.

SRS's mission is to collaborate with all campus constituents (students, staff, faculty, and visitors) and the surrounding community, to safeguard life and health and mitigate threats to the University’s core mission of academic excellence, research, and public service. Safety and Risk Services comprises Emergency Management and Continuity, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Mapping, Risk & Insurance, and the University of Oregon Police Department. SRS fulfills its mission by providing a variety of professional services, technical assistance, training, and regulatory oversight.

Position Summary

The Environmental Compliance Program Manager reports to the Environmental Services Manager at the University of Oregon. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager is responsible for regulatory permitting and compliance management of regulated air, water and land environmental discharges from the University of Oregon. This includes designing, funding, and goal-setting for these projects and programs that is most often done in collaboration with a range of partners on campus and in the community. Supervision of these programs includes training, continuous improvement, communications and reporting. During day-to-day management this position may assign tasks to other staff and student employees, and will coordinate with campus partners to monitor completion of environmental compliance requirements within their operations. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager will also perform the necessary research, outreach, process management, documentation, and evaluation to ensure programs meet their objectives within established budgetary and time constraints. This will include gathering data, preparing analysis, and drafting reports as requested by the SRS leadership.

The Environmental Compliance Program Manager is responsible for managing EHS new construction review, regulatory permitting, monitoring, and policies, and procedures necessary to ensure compliance with the University's Air Compliance Discharge Permits (ACDP), University's Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permits, University's Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST) and Underground Storage Tanks (UST), University's Underground Injection Control systems, University's Stormwater Discharge systems, Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and reporting of University's hazardous materials to state and local regulatory agencies. These programs differentiate among, but span all University of Oregon campuses. This position is also tasked with expansion and improvement of existing programs and the development of potential partnerships and programs, with support/oversight from the SRS leadership. The EHS Environmental Manager also serves as a campus response coordinator on the EHS Duty Administrator Team.

The Environmental Compliance Program Manager will foster positive relationships with stakeholders and colleagues. Interactions occur daily with the campus community including working closely and collaboratively with subject matter experts, students, and data and business analysts. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager will be required to regularly exercise sound independent judgment in safeguarding the students and customers that work for and utilize the programs, in promoting sound environmental stewardship. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of the programs budget and management in order to monitor objectives and scope, as well as their progress against goals, deadlines and budgets. This will involve preparing, reviewing, and revising detailed environmental management plans and associated program budget management. The Environmental Compliance Program Manager will indirectly supervise program staff, participants, and students. This position will make strategic decisions for SRS programs using direction from institutional polices and standards and in consult with, as well as make recommendations to the SRS leadership as needed to manage deadlines and budgets.

The Environmental Compliance Program Manager represents the University’s interest by taking or recommending actions implementing University policies, and local, state, and federal regulation.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree with a focus in environmental science, basic or applied science, or environmental engineering.
• Seven (7) years professional experience with environmental compliance functions including emission/discharge permits, compliance assessment and assistance, and environmental sampling and analysis.
• Experience working directly with operators of emissions sources and functional leadership.
• Experience working directly with regulators.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to understand human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability; personality and interests; learning and motivation.
• Strong, clear, and concise communication skills with a broad range of diverse stakeholders.
• Knowledge of the equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies of environmentally sound and compliant business operations.
• Effective interpersonal skills.
• Understanding of situational analysis. Ability to see patterns, organize information for efficient reliable access, make decisions and lead a process forward.
• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions.
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Pay close attention to detail.
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Model the highest ethical standards.
• Provide superior customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree (M.S., M.Eng., Ph.D. or PE) in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or Environmental Engineering..
• Current Environmental Compliance Manager or Environmental Professional certification.
• Three years professional experience managing both new and ongoing environmental compliance programs in a college or university setting.
• Current AHERA Inspector, Management Planner, or Project Designer certification.
• Previous administrative experience working at a university or college.
• Previous experience as an environmental regulator working with universities or colleges.
• Experience writing educational, training, communications and/or publicity materials.
• Experience leading or facilitating teams.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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