Environmental Specialist

Job Summary

The Environmental Specialist plans, directs and performs duties necessary for administering environmental compliance functions. They will provide support and oversee compliance at concrete and aggregate operations in Arizona by assisting in developing, implementing, and maintaining environmental plans and procedures for assuring compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations.


CalPortland is 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. 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision 
    • low-cost premiums even for family coverage
  • Company-paid life/AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Paid sick/vacation/holiday
  • 401k/Company Funded Pension Program (program is dependent upon location and job type)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Additional voluntary benefits 



  • Coordinates and provides training to new hires and employees concerning environmental compliance programs
  • In conjunction with plant operations, division, and corporate managers, maintains records, files, and prepares reports to meet environmental compliance requirements
  • Prepares and maintains plans and procedures for environmental programs, e.g., Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plan 
  • 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
  • Respond to and assist in the event of operational incidents relating to regulatory compliance; develop 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/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,   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 assigned projects
  • Works with trade and professional associations to increase understanding of an influence over environmental regulatory requirements


Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Geology, Engineering discipline or other related field


  • Communicates effectively, gets along with others, and works effectively and professionally under pressure and within deadlines
  • Travel to regional sites by vehicle is expected and occasional (~5%) overnight travel to out-of-region events is expected - a company vehicle will be provided.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and 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 of environmental compliance experience in an industrial or mining setting

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registration/clearance as well as ongoing alcohol and drug testing.




Tucson, AZ, US, 85705

Job Req ID:  11760
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Tucson

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