This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Under general supervision, develops and implements environmental health policies, procedures, and systems to monitor, follow up, and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and sound safety and health practices. Ensures compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED), and Albuquerque Environmental Health Department (AHED) standards. Performs technical measurements of potential environmental pollutants, research and evaluation of university environmental health issues; conducts related educational and training presentations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive Clean Air Act compliance programs for all campuses; reviews and evaluates permit requirements on new facilities and renovation/remodel projects; develops and keeps detailed records of Authority-to-Construct Permits, source registrations, and permit modifications.
Serves as primary liaison with Albuquerque Environmental Health Department (AHED) and New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED).
Performs technical measurements and monitoring of all air emission sources; performs emission testing, including stack sampling, performance testing, and opacity testing, and completes required reporting and notification to local authorities.
Develops, implements, and monitors underground storage tanks and aboveground storage tank compliance programs, ensuring accurate monitoring and leak detection.
Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive Clean Water Act compliance programs, including well water sampling, emission control testing, and data collection.
Monitors compliance with the university's Sewer Discharge Permit; inspects existing facilities and makes recommendations concerning floor drain protection from chemical spills; reviews new facilities and renovation/remodel projects for proposed chemical discharges and monitoring access points.
Inspects all university facilities to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements; makes recommendations to minimize potential environmental pollution; conducts related training and educational programs.
Coordinates all university environmental licenses and permit payments.
Serves as the primary contact for and responds to reports of leaks, spills, and any other releases of potential environmental pollutants; investigates and ensures appropriate corrective action.
Provides general supervision to technician level employees.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
Ability to develop, implement, and enforce safety programs and protocols.
Skill in evaluating existing facilities and building renovation/remodel construction permit requirements for compliance with the Clean Water Act.
Skill in evaluating building and renovation/remodel construction permit requirements for compliance with the Clean Air Act.
Skill in performing various environmental emissions tests.
Ability to document work in progress.
Records maintenance skills.
Knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
Skill in developing and conducting employee information/orientation sessions.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
Skill conducting water sampling and emission control testing in compliance with the Clean Water Act.
Ability to operate, test and/or repair monitoring, sampling and/or analytical equipment and instruments.
Knowledge of storage tank safety regulations.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Conditions of Employment
Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
A Certificate of Competency in Architectural Drafting may be a requirement for some positions in this classification.
Specific personnel training is required for employees working with hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.