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Republic Services Environmental Specialist in Richmond, Virginia

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Environmental Specialist supports the Environmental Manager in the collection and reporting of data and is responsible for the operation of environmental systems in a direct and/or supervisory role. The Environmental Specialist may supervise and interact with field staff on a variety of construction and technical issues across multiple divisions.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects, reports, and tracks environmental monitoring at relevant locations. May be responsible for completing and maintaining facility operating records. Activities could include conducting storm water compliance inspections, sampling, reporting and training in accordance with the existing facility-specifics Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and the general provision of the Industrial Storm Water General Permit (ISWGP).

  • Performs ongoing public relations and due diligence activities through communication with Division and Business Unit management as well as regulatory agency representatives.

  • In conjunction with the Environmental Manager, performs site audits, completes and analyzes monthly environmental reports and other status reports as well as assisting with completing or managing required environmental sampling and reporting.

  • Performs and oversees activities related to rolling out and completing necessary projects.

  • Conducts and supervises landfill monitoring, operation and maintenance of gas extraction or leachate management systems.

  • Oversees and works with outside vendors handling environmental systems and makes recommendations regarding vendor activities.

  • Ensures continued compliance by coordinating air and water monitoring, environmental data review and reporting and compliance task tracking.

  • Conducts and coordinates formal and informal environmental training for Environmental Technicians, Landfill Managers, and other employees.

  • May assist with project management duties associated with construction projects, including but not limited to, tracking construction progresss and compliance.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Professional Engineer and/or Certified Professional Geologist designation obtained or in progress.

  • Thorough knowledge of environmental regulations relating to air, water, solid waste, and material recovery/recycling.

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.

  • Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors.

  • Strong analytical skills and a focus on adding value to the Company.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotoes the Company’s safety standards; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geology, Biology or related science.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in landfill operations or environment.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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