Environmental Affairs Specialist

at Veolia North America
Location Gum Springs, AR
Date Posted December 31, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Under minimal supervision, responsible for assisting in the management of the Veolia – Gum Springs Operations Environmental program.  This function is in support of the Environmental Compliance Manager and the Environmental Manager.


  • Assists with the development and implementation of environmental policies, programs and systems, including associated recordkeeping.
  • Researches and provides environmental regulatory guidance to facility personnel to assist them in meeting regulatory, permit conditions, and internal policies for their areas of responsibility.
  • Assists other facility environmental, health, and safety professionals in the review of spills and releases to determine root causes and the appropriate corrective and preventative actions.
  • Manages the recordkeeping and Chemical Management Programs ensuring requirements are completed on schedule that reports are completed and posted, and leads follow-up actions with facility personnel and senior management.
  • Manages the Third-Party Audit program ensuring that third-party audits completed, reviewed, and approved or denied in a timely manner.
  • Schedules and manages the monthly reviews of any recordkeeping issues with facility personnel.
  • Reviews and provides a summary of regulations published in the Federal Register.  This includes final rules, proposed rules, advanced notice of proposed rulemakings and summaries that may apply to the facility.
  • Assists facility personnel in the use of the Dakota software (Auditor, Profiler, and Tracer).
  • Assists facility personnel in the development of a Compliance Calendar and notifications using the Dakota Profiler and Tracer systems.
  • Provides training (internal and external) on Environmental Regulations and permit requirements.
  • Assist facility personnel in the implementation of any ISO 14001  and Responsible Recycling programs, including assisting with internal audits of these programs.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science or a related technical discipline.

  • 2-5 years of experience in the environmental regulatory or compliance field, with specific experience in the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, preferred


  • Knowledge of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA_.  Working knowledge of other federal and state-equivalent environmental regulations, such as, but not limited to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA).

  • Must possess strong communication skills and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with employees, peers, management and external contacts.

  • Must have the ability to manage time and resources efficiently. Along with having good organizational skills.


  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification, can be provided on site.

  • Hazardous Waste Combustor MACT, can be provided on site.

  • A valid driver’s license

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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