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Environmental Specialist

Job Summary

The Environmental Specialist plans, directs and performs duties as necessary for administering environmental compliance function.


  • Provides support and assistance to the LA Region and Oregon region environmental managers
  • Provides staff support in developing, implementing, and maintaining environmental plans and procedures for assuring compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations by company facilities and operations
  • Coordinates and provides training to new hires and periodic training to other employees with respect to environmental compliance programs
  • In conjunction with plant operations, division, and corporate managers, maintains records, files, and prepares reports as needed for compliance with environmental requirements
  • In conjunction with plant operations, division, and corporate managers, prepares and maintains plans and procedures for environmental programs, e.g., Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plan, Hazard Communication, 
  • Implements regulatory compliance programs in cooperation and coordination with corporate, division, and plant management
  • Inspects and monitors in-plant equipment, work sites, plant procedures, and environmental conditions to assure compliance by employees, contractors, and visitors
  • Responds to and assists in the event of operational incidents relating to regulatory compliance and develops information for required reports to governmental agencies
  • As directed, investigates compliance-related incidents regarding operational procedures, causation information, and potential practices for enhancing compliance
  • Communicates accurately and knowledgeably with various governmental agencies regarding regulatory programs, permits, and compliance matters
  • Prepares and submits applications and updates environmental permits and agency authorizations for all operations, e.g., air pollution control permits, stormwater discharges authorizations, mining and use permits, reclamation plans, Corps 404 permits, NPDES, and other water quality permits, etc.
  • Provides input and analysis on new or proposed operational activities, operational locations, and regulatory plans and programs
  • Prepares requisitions for outside services, directs vendors and consultants, and provides contact administration on projects as assigned
  • Works with trade and professional associations to increase understanding of an influence over environmental regulatory requirements
  • Communicates effectively, get along with others and work effectively and professionally under pressure and within deadlines
  • Travel to the Oregon region is a normal and expected job activity


Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or other related field, or equivalent training and experience


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to teach or train effectively
  • Working knowledge of applicable environmental regulations
  • Must be physically able to access all plant areas and equipment to accomplish job function


One to three years’ experience in a heavy industrial or mining setting preferred


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.


Environmental Specialist

Job Req ID:  1063
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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