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Environmental Specialist 

About the Organization Now is a great time to join Redhorse Corporation. Redhorse specializes in developing and implementing creative strategies and solutions with private, state, and federal customers in the areas of cultural and environmental resources services, climate and energy change, information technology, and intelligence services. We are hiring creative, motivated, and talented people with a passion for doing what's right, what's smart, and what works.  

Redhorse Corporation has an immediate need for an Environmental Specialist who will be based out of the Southern California Region (Los Angeles or San Diego) to provide support to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program for oversight agencies within Southern California. The ideal candidate for this position will have previous work experience as an Environmental Scientist, Engineer, Geologist or Regulatory Specialist.

The Environmental Specialist will interface with managers, consultants, and responsible parties to facilitate UST program improvements. S/he will use analytical methods and techniques in researching and examining a wide range of regulatory, environmental protection, and related administrative support issues and functions. As a result of these analyses, the Environmental Specialist will make recommendations to managers on how to resolve problems, propose approaches, or take some other course of action that promotes the accomplishment of the UST program's objectives.

Responsibilities for the Environmental Specialist include:

  • Act as liaison between oversight agencies, the State Water Board, and U.S. EPA in resolving challenging issues with Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) cases.
  • Develop effective case management techniques in coordination with LA Regional Board managers and other oversight agency managers.
  • Organize and attend meetings with UST Program stakeholders to address program issues and concerns.
  • Assist with training case managers on the skills needed to identify and locate responsible parties, conduct investigative research, and provide step-by-step technical and funding program guidance, via phone and in-person meetings.
  • Coordinate with the Office of Enforcement on tracking and leading case managers through the formal enforcement process.
  • Review LUST cases to determine if they are eligible for the Low Threat Closure Policy and assist case managers with developing comprehensive Path to Closure Plans.
  • Draft directive letters and notices to Responsible Parties (RP) of LUST Cases.
  • Track delivery status of letters and notices issued, as well as deadlines for RP submittals.
  • Conduct online research to locate RP contact information and obtain information about site status.
  • Review LA Regional Board files, ParcelQuest, and local regulatory agency files, to determine who can be considered a potentially responsible party (PRP).
  • Ensure relevant physical copy reports are uploaded to the State Water Board's GeoTracker Database.
  • Request file reviews and scan relevant documents at local regulatory agencies.
  • Compile information on properties as needed from County Treasurer & Tax Collector and County Assessor offices, City Building Departments, and other relevant agencies.
  • Compile tracking spreadsheets and draft documents for outreach materials.
  • Develop progress reports and provide regular updates on program accomplishments.
  • Prepare case summaries, compile attachments, and assemble memo for nominating leaking underground storage tank (LUST) cases to the State Water Board's Emergency, Abandoned, and Recalcitrant (EAR) Account.

Position Requirements

Minimum Basic Requirements for Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials for the Environmental Specialist include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental/civil engineering, chemistry, geology, biology, environmental science, or related field is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Ability to develop strategies to correct problems, coordinate with appropriate personnel and (where appropriate) determine the need for an environmental study of the problem.
  • A minimum of 3 years prior work experience
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with State and local agencies.
  • Ability to effectively communicate policy, regulations, and technical issues with a variety of audiences both verbally and in writing.
  • Self-starter that takes initiative.
  • Strong MS Office skills.

Additional Preferred Skills, Experience, Education and Credentials for the Environmental Specialist include:

  • Prior work experience dealing with UST cleanup in California is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and well organized.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and a high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent writing, computer, and internet skills, including use of spreadsheets. Advanced use of MS Excel preferred.

Location Los Angeles, CA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  
Req Number ENV-17-00014  
Security Requirements Pre-employment background investigation  

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