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Environmental Specialist: This is professional work coordinating, implementing and performing the daily functions for the landfill gas collection & destruction systems, environmental monitoring programs and NPDES permits at three solid waste facilities.
Conducts landfill gas field analysis using stationary and portable instrumentation. Monitor sample points such as wellheads, laterals, etc.
Records data as necessary. Analyzes and interprets data to makes decisions for the operations of the LFG collection and destruction systems such as adjusting flow rates, clearing of headers and laterals, etc.
Operates a variety of field monitoring equipment for landfill gas collection & destruction systems.
Calibrates and maintains monitoring equipment and field instrumentation as required by permit or manufacturer.
Coordinates and/or conduct repairs and modifications necessary to maintain and operate the landfill gas collection systems. Such as making repairs and/or modifications to wells, wellheads, collection lines, condensate traps, migration probes, vaults, flares, leachate lines, pumps, control panels, and associated equipment.
Performs compliance audits and maintenance checks on air systems, flare stations, gas probes, gas extraction wells, sumps and other equipment and infrastructure.
Monitors and records ambient gas points and gas migration probes to regulatory agencies.
Supervises outside agencies that perform air monitoring tests/calibrations/repairs such as NMOC, Visual Emissions, surface emissions for permit compliance.
Prepares and submits reports to local, state and federal agencies.
Coordinates and performs the requirements for the environmental monitoring program at all landfill sites to include SOP protocols, site sampling, QA/QC, data review and evaluation, report and data submittals, correspondence with regulatory agencies and maintains historical site databases.
Coordinates the development, implementation and submittal of permit required plans such as Technical Reports and Groundwater Monitoring Plans.
Coordinates the NPDES program for the three landfill sites.
Minimum Qualifications:A Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university in one of the biological or physical sciences, Environmental Engineering or related field and two (2) years related experience. A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of professional related experience. Progressively related professional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college degree. A valid Driver’s License is required. Must possess:
Working knowledge and experience with landfill gas collection & destruction systems; water field sampling protocols.
Knowledge of Title V, NSPS, GHG, Groundwater, Surface Water and NPDES regulations.
Knowledge of landfill gas and environmental sampling/monitoring equipment.
Preferred Qualifications: Principles of landfill gas & systems, certified NPDES inspector, environmental sampling courses and training.
Job Based Competencies:
Experience in analyzing and interrupting data.
Ability to meet timelines and make decisions.
Ability to work unsupervised with limited direction.
Knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic pump systems.
Ability to drive utility vehicle and tow a trailer.
Work Schedule:7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Physical Demands:Must occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds and frequently move up to 25 pounds. A dolly/cart or team member is available to help. This position frequently works outdoors around fumes or airborne particles. Protective clothing is regularly worn.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ
Internal Number: 3908
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