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Environmental Compliance Manager

Another Source • Rohnert Park, CA

Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

Another Source’s client, Sonoma State University, is recruiting a Hazardous Materials and Environmental Compliance Manager to join their team.

As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System, Sonoma is a mid-size comprehensive university, focusing on the liberal arts with a strong emphasis in the arts and sciences. Located approximately an hour north of San Francisco, SSU has 9,200 students, 400 faculty and 900 staff and administrators. Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity.

We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

The CSU system offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, and working collaboratively with departmental safety coordinators, workers compensation and Facility Operations Planning and Construction, the Hazardous Materials and Environmental Compliance Manager is responsible for maintaining currency in health, safety and environmental regulatory and legal requirements, and thereby planning, creating and managing comprehensive compliant programs to ensure a safe and healthy University Environment. Within this context, the incumbent is primarily responsible for University-wide hazardous materials and environmental compliance programs that include, but are not limited to, the hazardous waste program, medical waste, air permits, storm water, Spill Control and the Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. The incumbent ensures regulatory compliance, unity of purpose, and administrative efficiency through creation of programmatic goals for, and coordination of, a large indirect staff and management network across the entire organization. This network includes staff, faculty and students, and spans to University activities both on and off campus.

This position requires the incumbent to carry out work with considerable use of sound judgment, and frequently acts as the EH&S main point of contact when working with departments to resolve complex problems. Work is reviewed to ensure it is meeting the broad technical objectives for compliance with agency policies and regulations, and meeting the Campus Community’s needs. In addition, the incumbent is expected to independently render technical decisions or effectively recommend decisions to controversial issues that impact policy, public relations or budgetary considerations.

Major Duties:

  • Interpret and analyze pertinent provisions of laws and regulations in order to plan, develop, implement and improve efficient and effective facility-wide environmental compliance and hazardous materials programs within the contest of the University mission;
  • Review, interpret, and apply policies and procedures related to EH&S, including state and federal laws;
  • Manage software systems associated with the administration of the EH&S program including RSS and CSULearn;
  • Manage department EH&S expenditures, including administering procurement, payment of invoices, and processing of deposits, in accordance with state regulations and fiscal policies;
  • Monitor revenue and expenses to ensure that budget allocations/projections are met;
  • Develop and maintain EH&S marketing materials and web site;
  • Prepare reports, analysis, and plans associated with EH&S emergency management and continuity of operations programs;
  • Maintain records associated with EH&S emergency management and continuity of operations programs;
  • Work cooperatively with University departments in the development of EH&S procedures and best practices;
  • Assist the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety in the management and planning for the program;
  • Manage employees working in clerical and administrative support for EH&S, including hiring, scheduling, training, providing work direction, initiating corrective action and discipline, and preparing performance evaluations as appropriate; provide support to the Safety Program Manager, as needed, in the administration of the program;
  • Assist the Director in researching, recommending, and implementing improvements to the EH&S program, in areas including policy, service delivery, and PPE;
  • Create environmental policies, procedures and written programs;
  • Develop strategies and systems for compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
  • Prepare environmental permit applications and compliance plans; prepare environmental reports; collect, analyze and report environmental monitoring data, audit University facilities for environmental and hazardous materials compliance;
  • Develop and design environmental compliance and hazardous materials training courses and provide training to faculty, staff and students;
  • Respond to hazardous materials and environmental emergencies;
  • Assist faculty, staff and private contractors with hazardous materials and environmental projects;
  • Oversee and manage above ground tanks, air quality, water quality (including industrial wastewater, potable water, reclaimed water, sanitary sewer, storm water), hazardous materials, hazardous waste, lead and asbestos;
  • Collaborate and work with Chancellor’s Office, EH&S staff, University management, employees, and students;
  • Serve as liaison to multiple external regulatory agencies, CSU peer groups, external emergency responders, and contractors;
  • Responsible for Hazardous materials/waste management program components that include hazardous materials business/contingency plan updates and submittals;
  • Responsible for hazardous materials inventory generation and updating;
  • BOE tax reporting, biennial waste reporting manifest fee submittal;
  • Oversees waste minimization monitoring and compliance;
  • Manages hazardous waste management include inspecting collection and storage locations, collecting, and segregating;
  • Responsible for inventorying and preparing wastes for shipment to authorized disposal/recycle facilities;
  • Oversee asbestos and lead program responsibilities include surveys, inspections, pricing disposal costs, tracking and documenting locations where materials are known to exist and arranging for waste collection and removal;
  • Administer Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) permit maintenance, and reporting. This includes regular review of products used by Facilities and other department to verify BAAQMD compliance;
  • Manage the drinking water program by communicating the drinking water schedule to engineering, summarizing the analysis results in the Annual Consumer Confidence Report, and tracking and requesting retests as needed for positive bacteriological results;
  • Administers the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program responsibilities including dry and wet weather inspections, periodic sampling and annual reporting;
  • Manage the spill response mitigation under the supervisor or established protocols.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a minimum of five years of experience developing, implementing and managing environmental compliance and hazardous materials management programs.
  • Bachelor's degree in safety management, environmental engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental health & safety, or in a field directly related to occupational health & safety, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional certifications desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, Web applications and database management required.
  • If not currently certified, the incumbent is required to attend, and be certified as, a hazardous waste operations and emergency response worker per 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.120. (40 hour training).


The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

The CSU system is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

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