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MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Title Description: RISK
Date Posted: 4/10/2017
Deadline: 4/24/2017
Job Number: #045-17-N
Branch: RISK
Salary: GRADE 16
Hours: MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Union Status: NON-REPRESENTED

WORK OBJECTIVE:

This is highly responsible professional, managerial, administrative and technical work in directing the promotion of safe work environments and processes through the development and implementation of sound environmental quality strategic plans, policies and procedures Authority-wide. Work involves responsibility for planning, directing, managing and coordinating Authority-wide environmental safety, risk evaluation and forecasting and compliance. Work also involves improving overall organizational communication and team development throughout Authority-wide environmental management systems and processes. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director, Risk with considerable independent judgment and initiative exercised in carrying out long and short-range planning and the daily operations of the department, and is reviewed through periodic reports and conferences and evaluation of results.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Plays key role in minimizing Authority liability in ongoing cases and ensures future liability situations are avoided through specific interaction with business centers in preparation of short and long-range business plans. • Assesses potential liabilities from an environmental standpoint in processes and products. • Ensure the Authority maintains compliance with both the National Environmental Protection Act and the State Environmental Quality Review Act. • Directs development/implementation of Company programs to assure compliance with laws, regulations and policies relating to environmental quality. • Manages NFTA contingency planning, directs emergency response actions and ensures Company personnel are informed and trained. • Represents the Authority in intergovernmental and community functions (e.g., Emergency Preparedness and Planning). • Works with the Legal Department to provide direction and support related to the Superfund Amendments: Reauthorization Act (SARA) under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA). • Maintains high level of knowledge in all key environmental areas impacting the Authority. • Directs the Authority health/medical surveillance and various related studies/programs to minimize liability and potential harm to health or environment. • Determines appropriate response to EPA actions and initiates internal Authority programs to ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements. • Directs preparation of guidelines, programs, consultations, workshops, audits, technical services and cross-business issues. • Directs development and definition of environmental requirements to be met by all Company operations. • Determines and implements appropriate response actions to federal and state legislative and regulatory programs and procedures, forecasts for Company management impact of legislation and regulation. • Manage the Authority’s environmental strategic agenda for federal and state legislation in support of a short and long-term business plan. • Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Knowledge of technological processes, regulatory affairs, environmental controls and how they relate to environmental quality issues. Strong analytical, facilitation, strategic planning, prioritization, and persuasion/sales skills. Ability to provide technical environmental support to operating units. Ability to audit the practices and records of operating units to ensure compliance with Authority programs and federal/state environmental regulations. Ability to interact with all levels of management and various governmental agencies on a regular basis. Ability to work in complex organizational relationships.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or other related science and ten (10) years of work experience in the field of environmental, health & safety, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

NOTE:

TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 045-17-N to: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email to: application_intake@nfta.com Application Deadline: April 24, 2017

OTHER:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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