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Hazardous Waste Regulatory Specialist 

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Redhorse Corporation is seeking to hire a Hazardous Waste Regulatory Specialist to perform services in support of the Army's Environmental Program and Army Transformation in Fort Polk, LA. The Hazardous Waste Regulatory Specialist will provide comprehensive technical and engineering support to the installation in assisting in the technical review of the Installation Restoration Program (IRP). The Hazardous Waste Regulatory Specialist will also serve as the technical link to the installation or garrison environmental offices.

The Hazardous Waste Regulatory specialist will be responsible to input all data in a timely, accurate, auditable in accordance with the Army Cleanup program objective. The specialist will support Fort Polk with the Execution and prioritization of the Army Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), project execution for obligation and reporting; providing technical review of site investigation and remedial activity reports, and various other documents prepared by others (DERP executers) under separate contract vehicle(s); coordinating the review and analysis of various technical documents with installation and representatives of federal, state and local regulatory agencies, program coordinators, executing agencies, and/or DERP executor representatives; providing technical support and assistance to the Fort Polk in execution of the IRP Performance-Based Acquisition (PBA) activities by the DERP executers at the installations listed herein. This will include engineering review, analysis, comment, and coordination of various

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, facilitating or otherwise supporting various IRP information exchanges, briefings and meetings. This may be accomplished by phone conversations, written correspondence, or on-site or off-site meetings.
  • Providing detailed analysis of proposed long-term monitoring, proposed land use restrictions, and proposed revisions to conceptual site models.
  • Submitting detailed written comments within 30 days of receipt of cleanup related documents or within lesser time when required for special conditions, when as little as a five-day review may be required.
  • Supporting Fort Polk by providing engineering analysis and evaluation of all proposed use of innovative technologies, to include detailed narrative summary and potential impact to project cost and remedy-in-place/response complete (RIP/RC).
  • Providing engineering analysis and evaluation of proposed technical infeasibility waivers, to include narrative summary of cascading impacts to ongoing PBA activities at the installation and impact on other IRP initiatives and PBA activities to include RIP/RC
  • Providing narrative summary and detailed analysis and evaluation of new strategy development and resulting impact on the IRP execution at the installation.
  • Providing regulatory evaluation and analysis on emerging legislation and potential regulatory impact and enforcement liability of resulting promulgation of legislation on RIP/RC.
  • Assisting the installation in the development of the Installation Action Plan (IAP) planning, data collection and data reporting efforts, to include program objectives, schedules, budgets, path forward, and exit strategies.
  • Supporting the collection of documentation needed to ensure the Army's and the installations' environmental cleanup financial liability (EL) estimates are fully supported and auditable.
  • Providing technical support for the continued implementation and integration of the IAP/Army Environmental Data Base /cost-to-complete (CTC) development process, including more efficient collection of data, improved consistency and completeness of cost and non-cost data, additional assistance to installations in meeting the requirements for adequate supporting documentation for EL reporting.
  • Providing comprehensive technical engineering evaluation and support for the installation for IRP Program Reviews conducted at the installations which have not yet achieved final IRP RIP/RC, to include further evaluation of the soundness of technical, programmatic and contractual planning to achieve final RIP/RC.
  • Identifying issues that must be resolved in order to support site completion. The Program Reviews will be conducted in conjunction with the Headquarters Army Environmental System (HQAES) and IAP update process to ensure the formal plans accurately reflect the status of the installations' cleanup programs. The intent of the reviews is to identify any issues (programmatic, technical, contractual, or regulatory) that may delay final RIP/RC so assistance can be provided for issue resolution.
  • Providing engineering evaluation and analysis of proposed IRP Remedial Action Operations (RAO)/Long-Term Management (LTM) Optimization at the assigned installations. This shall include proposed initiatives assessing the cleanup actions for the incorporation of green/sustainable technologies (renewable energy sources and less energy intensive, passive remedies) to reduce the Army's carbon footprint.
  • Assisting installations with Defense-State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) program support and input.
  • Providing support and input for the Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress (DEPARC) as requested by the Army Environmental command.
  • Participating in the installation Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meetings.
  • Drafting responses to routine requests for information/data calls from higher headquarters and other agencies.
  • Performing improvement projects; invasive species inventory and control, to include nuisance wildlife, feral animal and noxious weed control.

Position Requirements

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

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in biology, botany, ecology or other biological science degree and more than 8 years of relevant experience OR a Master of Science (MS) in an environmental science field and more than 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Must have DoD experience.
  • Must understand Louisiana DEQ Environmental Programs.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass a federal background check upon hiring to gain access to unclassified government computer work stations.
  • A working knowledge of standard office computer software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Public Trust security clearance required for this assignment.
Location Fort Polk, LA  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Redhorse Corporation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer  
Req Number ENV-17-00030  
Security Requirements Public Trust security clearance  

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