Environmental Compliance Specialist

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Not Applicable/None
Job Description:

Do you want to be a part of history and help make the world a little bit safer? Join us at BGCAPP (Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant) where we will design, build, systemize, test, operate and close the plant whose mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Richmond, KY. The 15,000 acre depot stores mustard and nerve agent in rockets and projectiles. Our design concept for the pilot plant maximizes the use of existing technology from other successful chemical demilitarization facilities as well as First of a Kind (FOAK) technology. Parsons is currently seeking an Environmental Compliance Specialist

This position reports to the project Environmental Compliance Manager, assisting in the implementation and maintenance of environmental compliance requirements and procedures. The Environmental Compliance Specialist must be familiar with RCRA, CAA Title V, and NPDES requirements, along with knowledge of contingency plans and emergency preparedness requirements. Successful candidates will oversee a comprehensive environmental inspection program to prevent environmental non-compliances.

Individuals will ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permit requirements during new RCRA TSDF startup, systemization, operations and closure. Individuals will be responsible for oversight of monitoring records and reporting requirements, facility inspection records and compliance documentation related to the RCRA Hazardous Waste Operating Permit, the CAA Title V Air permit, KPDES Industrial Storm Water Permit and TSCA. A significant portion of the effort will include verifying daily operating record information as required by 40 CFR 264.73 and the RCRA Hazardous Waste Operating Permit to ensure that submittals are complete and accurate.

Individual will provide input to start up, systemization, operations and closure teams.

Detailed responsibilities include:
  • Assist with regulatory required sampling, analytical testing, and agency reporting
  • Startup, shutdown and malfunction investigation and reporting
  • Compliance oversight of hazardous waste storage, satellite and container accumulation areas
  • Prepare shift summary reports
  • Provide compliance technical support and assistance to Operations group
  • Verify daily operating records for completeness and accuracy
  • ​Monitor plant housekeeping and stormwater BMPs
  • Spill response oversight and facility contamination history reporting
  • Participate in noncompliance event/incident investigations and corrective actions
  • Assist with facility closure package documentation to support RCRA Closure Certification
  • Ensure RCRA Equipment PM checks are performed

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in environmental engineering, science or related field
  • At least five (5) years of experience in environmental compliance programs regarding hazardous waste management, solid waste management, air or water compliance, or auditing of environmental programs, preferably in a treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) or demilitarization facility, chemical plant, nuclear or fossil power generating station, naval or maritime station, or other heavy industry.
  • Demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act requirements. Knowledge of Kentucky hazardous waste regulations (KAR/KRS) preferred.
  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) placard, packaging, and waste transportation regulations (e.g. 49 CFR) preferred.
  • CHMM registration preferred

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of environmental protection
  • Hazardous waste and/or material handling, storage, labeling, and disposal requirements of various federal, State, and local agencies
  • Water pollution prevention concepts of various federal, State, and local agencies
  • Air pollution prevention requirements of various federal, State, and local agencies
  • Oil and hazardous substance contingency planning concepts and oil pollution prevention requirements of various federal, State, and local agencies
  • HAZ MAT certification and experience preferred.

Special Job Requirements:

BGCAPP is subject to the Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety and AR 190-59 Chemical Agent Security Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Local Credit Check. (NACLC).

BGCAPP is a Drug Free Workplace. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.

This position may also require use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and personnel must pass a respirator fit test and pulmonary function test.

Lifting/Carrying: Occasionally, up to 50 lbs. Climbing: Occasionally. Bending/Kneeling: Occasionally. Sitting: Infrequent. Walking/Standing: Frequently. Hearing: Able to hear audible alarms. Vision: Able to see/read/understand warning lights/signs.

Ability to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) site access is required. Access requirements include completion of a local records check and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check.

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule including weekends and holidays. Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.