Environmental Standards Coordinator
- Career Level
Orange County Public Schools
ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS COORDINATOR
- Bachelor's Degree in a physical or biological science from an accredited institution or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
- Minimum of five (5) years of successful experience in environmental or related field required.
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in management preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to detect and identify environmental concerns knowledge of environmental sampling protocol, ability to analyze environmental samples and interprets results. Ability to work and communicate effectively with building administrators, staff, students, community members, federal, state, and local government regulatory agencies, and inter-personal skills required. Possess proficiency in the ability to read and interpret local, state, and federal environmental regulations, technical documents and the Florida Department of Education (DOE) “State Requirements for Education Facilities“ (SREF). Knowledge of environmental concerns (such as, proper handling of chemicals and hazardous waste, indoor air quality, permitting requirements, etc. Ability to effectively implement, coordinate and direct projects with contractors, school administrators, construction and maintenance employees. Knowledge of and commitment to decentralized decision making and accountability for results. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in all Microsoft Windows Based Applications. The ability to write and edit standard operating procedures, newsletter, training materials, powerpoint presentations, etc. The ability to handle conflict resolution in a professional and diplomatic manner without compromising the district’s core values.
Director, Environmental Compliance and OSHA Coordination
To ensure compliance with governmental regulations and to maintain a healthy and safe environment for OCPS staff and students.
May supervise out-sourced professionals in a variety of environmental projects.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:
Machines, tools, equipment, electronic devices, vehicles, etc., used in this position. Telephone, Computer, (Personal Computer and Mainframe), Automobile, Copier
Describes physical conditions of this position.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.
Physical activities of this position. Percent of a typical day involved in each applicable activity is noted.
70 Sitting: Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs.
10 Standing: Assuming an upright position on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
10 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
5 Bending: Lowering the body forward from the waist.
5 Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
5 Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles exerting up to 10 pounds of force.
80 Finger Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
70 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
90 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly or quickly.
90 Hearing Acuity: The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
90 Visual Acuity: The power to see at a level which allows reading of numbers and text, operation of equipment, inspection of machines, etc.
Note: Will total more than 100 percent as several activities may be performed at one time.
Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
- Manifests a professional code of ethics and values.
- Responds to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.
- Models the routine, intentional and effective use of technology in daily work, including communications, organization and management tasks.
- Maintain compliance with all Environmental Regulatory Agency's rules and regulations.
- Maintain compliance with all Hazmat standards regarding labeling, communicating, identifying, storing various hazardous chemicals.
- Responsible for development of a district wide specific Environmental Strategic Plan.
- Conduct facility inspections to identify environmental problem areas and modify processes that are in non-compliance.
- Act as the liaison between the facility, and federal and state environmental authorities.
- Provide facility environmental management support services to handle day to day operational problems.
- Communicate requirements of applicable environmental regulations to management and define appropriate corrective actions.
- Develop and implement environmental strategies and action plans that ensure district sustainable development.
- Lead the implementation of environmental policies and practices.
- Audit, analyze and report environmental performance to internal and external customers and regulatory bodies.
- Carry out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce the districts environmental risks and financial costs.
- Promote and raise awareness, at all levels of the district, of the impact of emerging environmental issues, whether legislative or best practice, on corporate, ethical and social responsibility.
- Manage the development and implementation of an environmental management system.
- Negotiate environmental service agreements and manage associated costs and revenues.
- Prepare environmental reports.
- Develop training programs and instruct all employees in environmental subject matter; such as Radon, hazardous waste, Consumptive Use Permitting, Indoor Air Quality, sewer surveillance, lead in drinking water, reclamation and other technologies.
- Manage special projects as requested.
- Interpret technical data and implement a course of action based on that data.
- Coordinate action for removal or encapsulation of hazardous materials.
- Plan, monitor and direct activities of the Consumptive Water Use Program.
- Prepare Permit Renewals for the Consumptive Water Use Program.
- Investigate and remediate potable water complaints.
- Give technical support for environmental sampling events as related to water, wastewater, and soil, building materials, indoor air quality and hazardous materials.
- Develop, implement and direct procedures for the disposal of classroom science materials, classroom science chemicals and hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
- Coordinate pick up and disposal of district Universal Waste.
- Supervise the exchange of recyclable materials as related to hazardous materials within the district schools and other governmental agencies.
- Recommend specifications for instrumentation and other technical devices for use within the Department and other departments.
- Investigate and remediate Indoor Air Quality challenges. Develop strategies, and coordinate work by outside contractors and OCPS personnel.
- Plan and direct the removal and replacement of contaminated building materials as identified by indoor air quality reports (mold, mildew, moisture intrusion and heavy accumulation of dirt in inaccessible areas).
- Investigate sewer-related complaints and give technical support to the remediation of the sewer complaints.
- Maintain Material Safety Data Sheet Files for all chemicals utilized throughout the District. Provide technical support for the interpretation of material safety data sheets district-wide.
- Develop and implement sampling techniques as specified by regulatory agencies.
- Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to all HRMD guidelines, executive limitations, the district’s instructional initiatives, and the school district’s charter guidelines.
- Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
- Develop leadership in subordinates.
- Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
- Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate information and accountable for the quality of information maintained by those they supervise.
- Responsible for self-development and keeping up to date on current research, trends and best practices relevant to the area of responsibility.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
* Essential Performance Responsibilities
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Non-bargaining unit compensation plan, twelve months, 8.0 hours per day.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.