Environmental Specialist

Job Summary

The Environmental Specialist provides support on environmental permitting efforts and performs duties necessary for administering environmental compliance function.


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.


$70k - $90k


  • Provide support and assistance regarding the implementation of company environmental policies and compliance programs
  • Provide 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 
  • Submit annual reports to federal, state, and county regulatory agencies as required (Greenhouse Gas reports, Toxics Release Inventory reports, California Portable equipment (PERP) reporting, annual APCD reports, annual hazardous materials and hazardous waste reports, etc.)
  • Coordinate and provide employee environmental training 
  • Maintain records, files and prepare reports as needed for compliance with environmental requirements
  • Prepare and maintain plans and procedures for environmental programs, e.g., Air Regulation (Title V, NESHAP, and CEMS) Operation & Monitoring Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plan, Hazard Communication, California Environmental Reporting System (CERS/CUPA) and Hazardous Waste Program
  • Prepare and submit applications, and update environmental permits and agency authorizations for all operations, e.g., air pollution control permits, storm water discharges authorizations, mining and use permits, reclamation plans, U.S. Army Corps 404 permits, US Fish and Wildlife permits, NOAA Fisheries permits and State Fish and Wildlife Department permits, etc.
  • Provide support by preparing and/or reviewing models and documents related to Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), Land Use Regressions (LUR), Environmental Assessments (EA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), vested rights, etc.  
  • Review reports and studies related to air quality, biological resources, hydrology, water supply, geotechnical, cultural resources, noise and vibration impacts, trip generation, aesthetics, etc. 
  • Inspect environmental conditions at CalPortland leased properties
  • Develop and implement regulatory compliance programs in coordination with corporate, division, and plant management
  • Maintain environmental database of inspections, permits, plans, fees, and other environmental requirements
  • Maintain and review data collected in Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS)
  • Inspect and monitor 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 and develop information for required reports to governmental agencies
  • As directed, investigate compliance-related incidents regarding operational procedures, causation information, and potential practices for enhancing compliance.
  • Communicate accurately and knowledgeably with various governmental agencies regarding regulatory programs, permits, and compliance matters 
  • Represent CalPortland at various Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor or other Agency meetings as necessary regarding new or existing permits, new applications and/or major issues affecting our industry
  • Support upper management by preparing presentations for various Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor or other Agency meetings as necessary
  • Prepare requisitions for outside services, direct vendors and consultants, and provide contact administration on projects as assigned
  • Work with trade and professional associations to monitor and comment on environmental regulatory rulemaking, updates, and requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Science or related field


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Experience in a heavy industrial or mining setting

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.




Victorville, CA, US, 92301

Job Req ID:  11498
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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