Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
POSITION Colorado State University’s Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has openings for experienced Hazardous Waste Specialists (Research Associate II Special) to provide full-time, on-site technical support at the following locations: • Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX • Laughlin Air Force Base, TX
RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will support the Air Force (AF) in managing Initial Accumulation Points and waste stream inventories. The associate will ensure hazardous waste storage areas comply with applicable DoD, AF, and local regulations. The candidate will oversee the AF supply inventory associated with hazardous waste operations to ensure environmental compliance is maintained. He or she will use independent judgment and insight to prepare recommendations and proposals for the contractor to improve hazardous materials and waste programs and influence installation decisions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, health and safety, or a related discipline and three years of experience supporting hazardous waste management. A Master’s degree and one year of experience may be substituted. The successful candidate must have knowledge of and experience with regulations governing hazardous waste management and experience with waste collection, consolidation, segregation, packaging, labeling, and document preparation for proper disposal. He or she must be able to pass the DoD background check for an AF Common Access Card (CAC). The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Desired qualifications include experience with AF hazardous waste tracking programs, such as the Enterprise Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management Information System, and performing environmental audits and inspections. Familiarity with spill plans, spill response and reporting is preferred. Current OSHA HAZWOPER (Occupational Safety & Health Administration Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard) certification is a plus. Experience working in governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with established lines of authority, procedures and protocols is also beneficial.
The federal government and DoD require personnel who access their installations, buildings, and computer systems to have, at a minimum, a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NAC-I). Because the work of this position is physically located at a government/military site, the successful candidate will have a NAC-I performed. Candidates with existing NAC-I are preferred, as an existing NAC-I will quickly qualify the successful candidate to “process-in” for work at a government facility, work on a computer, gain the required access to designated government buildings, and obtain a CAC.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position will require bending, climbing, and lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds. The ability to push or pull heavy objects, including 55-gallon drums of wastes, is required. The successful candidate must have the physical capability to wear personal protective equipment and be able to meet the requirements to pass a respirator fit test.
SALARY Salary will range from $55,000 - $62,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for Hazardous Waste Program support efforts at the listed locations.
BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 9% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
APPLICATION Prospective candidates should view the full position announcement and apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than March 9, 2014, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
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