ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST III

Overview

Date Posted:
10/8/2021
Job Code:
SE0675
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 III is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight 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, spill prevention, and handling or shipment of hazardous wastes and materials.

Ensures compliance with all state, federal environmental laws, and regulations as well as corporate environmental policies. Develops compliance program in collaboration with key plant and corporate stakeholders. Works as part of a team of 2-5 Environmental Compliance Specialists under the supervision of the Environmental Compliance Director/Manager.

This position includes travel to remote areas of Alaska.

Essential Functions, Duties & Responsibilities:

Tracks and interprets laws or regulations impacting the business and offers suggestions to functional managers to ensure compliance. Conducts periodic tests, audits, or inspections of organizational processes or facilities and reports findings to management.

Coordinates collection and analysis of environmental samples, interprets findings, and recommends and implements corrective action as needed. Identifies gaps in documentation, or potential areas of non-compliance, and suggests resolutions. Conducts initial reviews of alleged compliance violations and escalates to leadership as appropriate.

Develops and conducts a final review of reports to regulators, represents the company in negotiations with regulators in support of the Director and independently. Develops and delivers environmental compliance-related training sessions.

Compliance:

  • Ensures regulatory compliance by supporting facilities’ required environmental permit administration, monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping, and other compliance-related activities.
  • Keeps apprised of developments in federal, state, and other environmental regulations likely to affect the company.
  • Interprets laws and regulations impacting the business and offers suggestions to functional managers to ensure compliance.\
  • Prepare environmental permit applications and regulatory reports required by the various regulatory programs.
  • Protects the Company’s assets, public health, and natural resources through responsible environmental practices.
  • Conducts 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.
  • Prepares and conducts a final review of reports and communications to regulators. Represents the company in 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 staff and 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.

Training:

  • Develops and 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 understanding 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 develops 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:

  • Ability to lead priority setting within team assignments and foster teamwork.
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring of department team members or facility team members.
  • Handles complex environmental issues.
  • Possesses comprehensive 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.
  • Develop and 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 (4)+ years of related experience.

- Associate Degree (AA) and (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.