Inspects hazardous waste handling facilities for compliance with state and Federal regulations and RCRA permit requirements. Provides relevant pollution prevention information at each inspection.
Plans and develops strategies for upgrading non-complying facilities, including suggested strategies for implementing pollution prevention at the facility, where possible. Initiates necessary enforcement action and coordinates any necessary remedial action. Provides technical assistance to Ohio EPA legal staff and Attorney General's Office.
Provides testimony at legal proceedings.
Reviews and evaluates hazardous waste permit applications, including permit modifications. Evaluates compliance with permit conditions. Identifies possible pollution prevention alternatives.
Coordinates activities for existing and proposed remedial action including closure plans, post-closure plans, and corrective actions, if necessary.
Investigates alleged illegal hazardous waste handling practices identified by citizen complaints, governmental agencies, and other sources. Determines nature of violations and existence of public health and pollution problems. Identifies appropriate regulatory program for follow-up action.
Provides technical assistance to consultants, government officials, industry, and citizens on state and Federal hazardous waste regulations, treatment and disposal options, and pollution prevention concepts, benefits, opportunities, and resources. Gives educational presentations to professional groups, university classes, and citizen organizations.
NOTE: SOME OF THE ABOVE DUTIES, EITHER BY THEIR NATURE OR LOCATION, WILL PLACE THE INDIVIDUAL IN A SITUATION FOR WHICH THERE IS PROBABILITY OF AN INCIDENT INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY AND SUCH ACTIVITY IS NOT COMMON TO THE DUTIES OF THIS CLASSIFICATION. THE DEGREE OF HAZARD COULD BE UNUSUAL, CONSIDERABLE OR EXCEPTIONAL.
THIS POSITION MAY REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN OHIO EPA'S MEDICAL MONITORING PROGRAM.
12 mos. exp. as Environmental Specialist 1, 85861., OR 4 yrs. trg. or 4 yrs. exp. in position involving engineering or chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, geology or hydrogeology &/or other comparable physical or health science field &/or mathematics which included responsibility for conducting compliance monitoring surveys &/or inspections/reviews or investigations, or review of permit applications relative to oil & gas well operations or injection, annular disposal & saltwater injection wells & enhanced recovery projects or coal mining, or solid/hazardous waste sites or industrial & municipal wastewater dischargers, or collecting, compiling & preparing various environmental assessments, evaluations, reports & related documents. Training & experience must be commensurate with duties to be assigned. OR baccalaureate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, earth science &/or urban & regional planning, geology or other comparable physical or health science fields, with training to be commensurate with duties to be assigned.
Department Of Administrative Services, State Of Ohio