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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/13/2017
Environmental Compliance Program Manager

Incumbent oversees activities that are related to environmental regulations including but not limited to ODEQ and EPA. Monitors organizational performance, develop policy and compliance strategies, maintain necessary permits, perform facility audits, train managers and employees and assess and apply strategies for continuous improvement.  Direct environmental programs, such as air compliance, above ground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention and control, solid waste recycling, and hazardous waste disposal.  Provides management oversight for the operations and staff of the Hazardous Waste Disposal section.  Liaison with federal, state and local agencies on environmental reporting and audits.  Prepares annual environmental reports including Tier II and Air Emissions.  Conducts internal reviews or audits to make sure that compliance procedures are being followed.  Develop or implement environmental compliance plans for programs, such as air quality and pollution prevention.  Keep informed about industry trends and best practices. Assess the possible impact of any changes on organizational processes.  Obtain, maintain and revise necessary environmental and some operating permits.  Provide regulatory guidance to facility management and other relevant departments.  Review or change policies to comply with changes to environmental standards or regulations.  Oversee and assist leadership during facility restructuring projects/major process changes to verify that environmental permits are obtained at the facility prior to the installation or modification of equipment/process change.  Work with leadership to develop EHS audit program requirements and facilitate EHS audits to support compliance certification as required. Position requires travel to conduct inspections and/or training sessions on campus and to other OSU system or A&M campuses.  Due to communication expectations of the position, the employee will be required to carry a department-issued cell phone. Potential exposure during emergency response to chemical incidents, as well as during inspections of laboratory storage areas and properties. 

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related field and three years’ experience with administering and managing environmental compliance programs. Ability to communicate well with administrators, faculty, staff, students and others efficiently and effectively and in a professional manner. Ability to analyze complex problems and develop practical cost-effective solutions. Ability to understand and interpret complex state and federal laws and regulations. Ability to operate calmly under emergency and stressful conditions.  Prefer candidate with Master's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related field and over five years’ experience with administering and managing environmental compliance programs.

Apply online at for consideration.  For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.

OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)