ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II

Overview

Date Posted:
10/8/2021
Job Code:
SE0650
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Environmental



Trident Seafoods was founded over 40 years ago and we are proud to have grown to be the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. We are a family-owned company with over 9,000 employees worldwide. Trident Seafoods is based out of Seattle, but has processing plants across the United States, Europe, Japan, and China. The real heartbeat of Trident Seafoods, however, is its access to the natural resources in the remote coastal communities of Alaska. We have a unique heritage, talented employees and a company culture founded on the “can do” spirit. Trident believes that our employees are the most foremost reason for our success, allowing us to be the leader in the Seafood industry.


Description

 

The ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II is responsible for the implementation and administration of environmental policies, programs, and trainings at Trident’s seafood processing facilities in the United States.

These programs include but are not limited to: industrial wastewater discharges, storm water pollution prevention, drinking water safety, ocean dumping, air quality, oil handling and spill prevention, and handling or shipment of hazardous wastes and materials.  

This position includes travel to remote areas of Alaska.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

Ensures compliance with all state, federal environmental laws and regulations as well as corporate environmental policies.

- Tracks and interprets laws or regulations impacting the business and offers suggestions to functional managers seeking to ensure compliance.

- Assists in periodic tests, audits, or inspections of organizational processes or facilities and reports findings to management.

- Collects and analyzes environmental samples, interprets findings, and recommends and implements corrective action as needed.

- Assists in identifying gaps in documentation, or potential areas of non-compliance, and suggests resolutions.

- Gathers input of alleged compliance violations and escalates to executive leadership.

- Delivers environmental compliance-related training sessions.

Compliance:

  • Gathers information in support of environmental permit applications and regulatory reports required by the various regulatory programs.
  • Contributes to protecting the Company’s assets against losses, injuries, or impacts to public health and natural resources through responsible practices.
  • Assists in periodic reviews or audits of environmental program data, trends, and processes. Identifies potential areas of non-compliance, risks, and opportunities for continuous improvement. Reports findings to management and recommends corrective action as needed.
  • Assists with final review of reports and communications to regulators. Provides technical support in company negotiations with regulators.
  • Assists field staff and management to prevent releases of pollutants and environmental incidents by investigating, identifying causes, and developing preventative measures and practices.
  • Assists field and staff management to understand applicable regulations and standards.

Communication:

  • Builds successful cross-business partnerships by effectively communicating with internal stakeholders, including but not limited to Environmental, Safety, Risk Management, Human Resources, Operations, Engineering, and all other departments and employees.
  • Establishes exceptional interpersonal relationships with the team and others to foster a continuous improvement environment.
  • Collaboratively resolves individual and organizational conflict by using effective negotiation and mediation strategies, including constructively seeking appropriate internal assistance.

Training:

  • Implements risk management goals of training programs consistent with governmental regulations and stakeholder needs. 

Risk Mitigation:

  • Mitigates risk exposure by identifying sources of risk and developing needed programs, policies, and procedures. Avoids legal challenges by working collaboratively to understand the impact of current and proposed legislation.
  • Supports operations dealing with government agencies on environmental matters affecting the company.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and manage environmental program audits to reduce risks and consequences of non-compliance

Process Improvements:

  • Ensures internal and external stakeholder satisfaction by recommending best practices. Drives, implements, sustains, and develop quality process improvements that focus on operations and customer service.
  • Works with trade and professional organizations to promote goals and objectives in the environmental compliance area that affect the company's business.
  • Provides solutions using effective approaches including simplification of complex issues and clearly understanding the difference between critical detail and unimportant fact.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Handles moderately complex environmental issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level team members or the Director.
  • May provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring of department team members or facility team members.
  • Possesses working knowledge of environmental regulations including but not limited to Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA, and SPCC.
  • Strong collaboration, analytical, influential, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Must be results-oriented with the ability to drive continuous improvement within the department as well as the overall organization.
  • Execute actionable work plans that drive compliance outcomes.
  • Use of computers to communicate, collect, analyze and synthesize data, and for presentations, proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other operations applications is required.
  • Ability to persuasively communicate with all levels of management and team members at various locations. Strong training, reporting, data analyzing, and presentation skills.

Minimum Requirements

 

Education & Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree (BS), preferably in a related field with a minimum of 2-4 years of related experience.

- Associate Degree (AA) and (4-6)+ years of related experience, OR an equivalent of other relative experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current training certifications or ability to obtain certifications as necessary for specific job tasks within 6 months of hire date, including but not limited to HAZWOPER, DOT HazMat, Spill Response, Storm Water, etc.

 


Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.

Trident Seafoods has adopted a zero-tolerance and drug-free workplace policy. Pre-employment drug examinations are required for all employees.

Any employment offer from Trident Seafoods is contingent upon the candidate maintaining valid immigration status and work authorization throughout employment, without any need for immigration sponsorship by the company.