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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Rochester, NY

Reports To:
Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety

Responsible for managing all aspects of environmental compliance required by the DEC and EPA for RED Rochester SPDES (State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit. Primary responsibility is at RED’s Kings Landing Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (KL).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary contact with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulators for EBP SPDES permit
  • Manage all analytical and process data for compliance including interface with analytical laboratories, set-up analytical studies, interpreting results of studies, overseeing sample collection and planning
  • Manage data in Environmental Data Management System
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and emergency environmental reporting to DEC, EPA, Monroe County
  • Perform monthly RACT analysis and annual DMR-QA study
  • Ensure all discharges to industrial sewer are complaint
  • Manage all discharge to industrial sewer for compliance including evaluation of new discharges, management of emergency discharges and spills, environmental release management, interface with sub-surface and all customers and tenants
  • Assist with other EPA and DEC environmental permits and compliance assurance as needed at Kings Landing (RCRA permit, Title V permit, Water Withdrawal permit, etc.)

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as Biology, Environmental Science or Chemistry; Minimum of 3 years of experience


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong understanding of the sciences
  • Proven analytical laboratory skills
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Good Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Good math skills
  • Ability to follow procedures, work instructions and safety/environmental rules and regulations
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvements and assist to implement them
  • Ability to work independently

Work Environment

  • Industrial environment
  • Working inside or outside in extreme conditions
  • Possibility of temperatures ranging from extreme cold to over 100 degrees.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting and carrying of a variety of equipment weighing up to 20 pounds is sometimes necessary
  • Ability to sit, stand for up to 8 hours