Associate Director of Environmental Compliance

Campus/Location Campus: ASU Tempe, AZ

Job Family: Environmental Health/Safety

Department Name: EHS Leadership

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time


Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position: This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Category: 04

Salary Range: Depends on experience

Close Date: 10-November-2017

Job Description:

Arizona State University’s Environmental Health and Safety department is seeking a proven leader, one that can direct the environmental compliance programs including air, water, wastewater, hazardous waste and other environmental activities and services. In this position the associate director will develop, maintain and promote policies, procedures and programs necessary to ensure compliance with regulations, laws and regulatory agencies. This role reports to the Executive Director Environmental Health and Safety. The associate director must be a skilled communicator with demonstrated ability to lead the university spill team and serve as incident commander for ASU hazardous materials incidents. Must have experience with oversight for an air pollution permitting and environmental compliance program. As a member of the number 1 ranked most innovative university in the United States, the associate director will have the opportunity to work with highly innovative research and provide the necessary compliance and hazardous waste support.

Essential Duties:

• Directs the hazardous waste program ensuring compliance with RCRA regulations; monitor, control or reduce hazardous waste streams; reviews research protocols involving hazardous materials for regulation compliance.

• Serves as liaison and ensures that all federal, state and local laws and regulations for environmental compliance are met. Assures citizens, employees, regulatory agencies that complaints are followed upon and resolved.

• Reviews research protocols and activities involving hazardous materials for compliance with state and federal regulations and/or guidelines to include monitoring hazardous materials management.

• Develops and maintains hazardous waste disposal programs designed to maintain compliance as well as monitor, control or reduce hazardous waste streams.

• Collaborates with University Departments regarding, storm water management program, and waste water permitting program.

• Directs multi-campus air-permitting program.

• Manages ASU Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) pollution prevention program.

• Provides emergency response functions for EH&S emergencies; serves as captain on the emergency response team for hazardous materials situations and ensures applicable response protocols, procedures, and guidance documents are implemented, monitored and receive periodic review and update.

• Collaborates with University Sustainability Practices on major ASU sustainability initiatives and supports greenhouse gas emission reporting; serves as key EH&S sustainability contact for sustainability programs including lab waste stream reduction, green chemistry, biohazardous waste reduction etc.

• Evaluates health risks on campus associated with EH&S environmental compliance and hazardous waste management.

• Develops, writes and maintains regulatory permits with Environmental Protection Agency programs, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality programs, and local environmental permits at multiple campuses. Writes and submits regulatory reports and other submissions.

• Collaborates with university representatives, ASU Police Department staff, faculty, staff and students to coordinate services, review facilities and provide EH&S environmental compliance and provides technical support.

• Supervises, hires, trains and evaluates assigned staff addressing and correcting issues.

• Frequent travel operating an ASU motor vehicle from primary work location to various on-campus and off campus sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, environmental science, environmental engineering, public health, physical or natural sciences or related field AND seven years of related administrative experience in environmental health, which includes four years of supervisory experience: OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Candidate must possess a valid Arizona State Drivers’ License.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience in directing an air pollution permitting program.

• Experience developing & leading a spill team and responding to hazardous issues.

• Experience leading a hazardous waste program in a diverse research environment ensuring compliance and mitigation.

• Experience collaborating with cross functional teams.

• Experience working in a fast-paced environment and managing high-priority projects simultaneously with tight deadlines.

• Demonstrated knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes and experience with enforcement and compliance auditing processes of regulatory agencies.

• Experience participating in a medical surveillance program.

• Evidence of preferred certifications – Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Initial International Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IATA) Certification and/or refresher (every year); an Associate Risk Manager (ARM) or licensing as a Professional Engineer.

• Evidence of preferred required training: Initial 40-Hour HazWOpER Training (29 CFR 1910.120) and/or refresher (every year); Initial 24-Hour HazWOpER Manager/Supervisor (29 CFR 1910.120); Initial 8-Hour HazWOpER On-Scene Incident Commander (29 1910.120);Initial 16-Hour RCRA Regulations and Compliance Seminar (40 CFR 265.16) and/or refresher (every year); Initial 16-Hour Hazardous Materials Transportation Course (49 CFR 172.704) and/or refresher (every 3 years); FEMA ICS 100, ICS 200, IS 700 and IS 800; Underground Storage Tank Operator Class A and Class B (ARS 48-9-1083) and/or refresher (every 3 years).

• Evidence of a Driver’s License.

Working Environment:

• Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.

• Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.

• May be called upon to respond to spilled hazardous materials.

• Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

• Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, writes, see and hear to perform essential functions.

• Complete and pass medical surveillance assessments and requirements.

Department Statement:

The ASU EH&S Department provides 24 hour on-call response to support the ASU Police Department in resolving emergency situations involving hazardous materials or life-safety issues. EH&S facilitates the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the ASU community to comply with regulatory mandates, including those of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the International Fire Code (IFC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and related regulations implemented by the state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the various municipalities where ASU operates facilities. While it is the responsibility of each department chair, dean, or director to implement and enforce adherence to these policies and procedures, EH&S monitors the university’s adherence to the requirements and reports the status of programs and implementation issues to ASU senior management as identified in the EH&S Management Policy. For more information about EH&S, see

Medical Surveillance will include, but not limited to: physical exam, medical screening; respirator fit testing. Must pass an initial Respiratory Clearance Physical Exam and Respiratory Fit Test post-offer employment and pass annually thereafter. Must participate and pass the ASU EHS Spill Team/Hazardous Waste Personnel Medical Surveillance program post-offer employment and pass annually thereafter. Receive required vaccinations to support current research. Must complete all required training within the first six months of employment.

The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all four ASU campuses.

ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement:

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Requisition ID 36454BR