Position Classification Title: Mgr,Environmental
Position Classification Code: O1008
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Develops, plans, coordinates and manages institutional Hazardous Waste Programs (chemical, biological, universal) and hazardous materials recycling to ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable University policies and strict local, state and federal regulations. Advises the assistant director on strategies and tactics relating to the technical and regulatory direction of the environmental management programs. Develops and implements environmental policies and procedures and systems to monitor, follow up and ensure environmental compliance. Researches and evaluates university environmental issues and conducts related educational training and presentations.
Standard Duties:
Manages the implementation of the University hazardous waste disposal and chemical recycling programs relating to regulatory compliance as required by local, state, and federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED); develops and keeps detailed records such as hazardous and non-hazardous manifests, waste determinations and associated documents. Develops/updates hazardous materials/waste storage and disposal policies and procedures to ensure efficient and safe operations of the unit and University. Directly responsible for the proper segregation of all chemical waste items turned in for disposal at NMSU. This includes properly identifying compatible chemicals capable of being mixed together without unwanted reactions. Physically mixes compatible chemicals. Also responsible for sampling, identifying and shipping all hazardous waste turned-in for disposal. Perform hazardous category chemical analysis tests to identify unknown chemicals. Responds to, mitigates and investigates reports of hazardous materials releases. Develops/updates safety procedures and protocols in related areas. Trains and advises the university staff of safety procedures and protocols through development and presentation of hazardous material/waste training offered through HazCom program and the extensive hazardous waste management classes and special refresher briefings. Manages inspections of university facilities to ensure compliance with hazardous waste regulations; makes recommendations or takes action to mitigate risks and minimize potential environmental pollution. Properly dispose of chemicals and implement environmental regulations to avoid potential fines, negative publicity and criminal liability. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Serves as liaison between the university community and appropriate regulatory agencies. Represents the department to various institutional departments as well as the University, and externally to governmental agencies, the media and the community; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies. Ensures all required hazardous waste reports are submitted accurately and on time to EPA/NMED .Assist with formal procurement solicitations for environmental services in compliance with University business policies and NM state procurement code.. Responds to hazardous material spills and implements monitoring and clean-up plan. Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; knowledge of federal, state and local regulations, protocols and/or safety procedures related to chemical safety and hazardous waste management; knowledge of use, storage, transport, disposal and emergency response procedures for a wide variety of hazardous and toxic materials; selection and use of personal protective equipment; knowledge of current and developing issues and trends in area of expertise.
Short- and long-range program planning, development and leadership skills; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; verbal and written communication; self-organization and project prioritization; procedural development, database development and maintenance; report preparation and presentation; imparting technical knowledge and waste management information to workers of differing backgrounds; public contact; fiscal management and cost effective solutions.
Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop integrated, creative solutions; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; prepare formal procurement solicitations in compliance with University business policies and NM state procurement code, develop and present educational programs, use word processing, spread sheet, database and other software to process data and prepare professional documents; handle waste streams from a diverse university environment; effectively monitor compliance with university, state and federal rules and regulations related to hazardous waste management ; maintain effectiveness and meet numerous legal deadlines in stressful situations, respond effectively to emergency situations, work some evenings and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Four (4) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- When combined with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, only two (2) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined are required to qualify.
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