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Environmental Specialist


Location: Glamis, California


Job Summary


The Environmental Specialist is responsible for environmental monitoring, compliance and reporting relating to the requirements of the various permits and with state & federal laws and regulations relating to environmental control, regularly exercising discretion and independent judgment in performing these functions.

Health and Safety

  • Knows responsibilities related to the company’s Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and assists in updating its environmental requirements.
  • Learns and administers all company and legislated policies and procedures
  • Abides by the company and legislated safety rules and procedures
  • Contributes to the department's health and safety goals and objectives
  • Provides content for, monitors and maintains effective pre-shift and monthly safety meetings
  • Reports to safety concerns and/or unsafe conditions, and takes corrective action, or seeks assistance in doing so
  • Conducts monthly workplace inspections and hazard assessments of areas of responsibility, identifies and implements corrective and preventive actions
  • Ensures accident I incident investigations are completed
  • Utilizes appropriate safety equipment available to meet department requirements
  • Ensures documentation, reporting, and, follow up requirements are completed
  • Provides environmental support to the Incident Investigation Committee


  • Assists in maintaining the company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) to comply to the ISO 14001 and the International Cyanide Code
  • Contributes to the department's environmental goals and objectives
  • Maintains compliance of corporate environmental management systems and reporting standards
  • Maintains compliance with all applicable environmental regulations
  • Promotes awareness of environmental issues among employees
  • Conducts environmental inspections of areas, identifies and implements corrective and preventive actions

  • Assists each department activities prevent or mitigate the effects of pollution
  • Reports all environmental concerns, provides assistance and notifies regulatory authorities
  • Conducts internal/external regulatory inspections/audits Assists with implementation of company standards and guidelines for environmental incidents
  • Assists with investigation of environmental incidents
  • Assists with environmental strategies, policies, and programs
  • Conducts regulatory and company obligations monitoring requirements


  • Collects and monitors data from various departments as well as outside consultants and verify documents are managed and maintained correctly through the Document Control and Records Retention system
  • Prepares and submits all compliance reports and provide project assistance, as assigned
  • Develop and maintain obligation register to track permit stipulations as assigned
  • Conducts field inspections and sampling
  • Actively support the registration and maintenance of the company's Environmental Management System
  • Develops and implements Environmental procedures and policies site-wide as
  • Assists with maintaining permits and ensures applications, reports and other materials are submitted on time, and minimize any adversarial relationships
  • Implements all site activities regarding environmental compliance and programs
  • Advises operations, maintenance and process with training, problem solving and to maintain compliance with environmental and internal policies
  • Assists with internal and external audits
  • Assists in conducting environmental compliance assessments and gap audits
  • Assists with change management process, coordinating closely with other departments to manage changes
  • Assists with the development and implementation environmental training
  • Conducts environmental research and other duties as assigned

Cost Control

  • Ensures departmental compliance with accounting procedures
  • Provides proposals and obtains approvals for department expenses


  • Analyzes and communicates environmental performance to all supervisors and managers
  • Participates as an active member of the Environmental Management Committee
  • Maintains effective information exchange with related departments
  • Keeps departmental staff informed

Training and Development

  • Maintains technical competencies by identifying and attending appropriate training
  • Evaluates training needs, develops and delivers training directly or through others
  • Supervises the development, delivery and documentation of training programs
  • Coordinates the scheduling, delivery and documentation of all other employee training

Human Resource Management and Employee Relations

  • Adheres to and complies with Human Resource policies and procedures

Business Improvement

  • Assists and recommends Business Improvement (Bl) initiatives
  • Oversees implementation of approved initiatives
  • Coordinates goals setting program and achieves goals


Minimum Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required with a preference in an environmental, earth science, engineering or related field. Education requirement may be substituted with 1-3 years verifiable experience in mine industry or related field
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years' experience in mining or related industry preferably with California Environmental Regulations
  • Familiarity with State and Federal environmental agencies, environmental monitoring and compliance reporting
  • Technical knowledge of Environmental Management Systems
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with internal and external contacts
  • Excellent environmental awareness and leadership
  • Working knowledge of environmental management data systems preferred.
  • Familiarity with Excel, VISO and SharePoint


Skills and Abilities


  • Use of light duty vehicles (i.e. pickup truck for transportation), sampling, monitoring and calibration equipment. Business equipment such as computers, copier, fax, telephone, mobile devices (iPhone), etc. Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required when venturing out into the production areas that includes hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear and other PPE as determined to protect the Use of mine radio equipment and understanding radio protocol etiquette is required.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk throughout a mining property through hot, flat, sloping environments which could be hazardous in the absence of due care. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will occasionally be required to travel in and out of state on commercial aircraft and in various automobiles. There is need to stand, walk, sit, reach and demonstrate manual dexterity, talk, hear and see.
  • This position requires a combination of office and field work. Working conditions include exposure to weather conditions ranging from rain (to monitor stormwater) or extreme heat in summer months and minimal chemical exposure to sampling preservatives.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work environment is typical office work space with frequent visitation to inside and outside manufacturing and production facilities / areas that includes but is not limited to hot temperatures, uneven ground, loud noise, and long-distance transit over rough terrain with moving heavy machinery and non­ street legal vehicles present, e.g., forklifts, 200-ton haul trucks, front-end loaders, grader equipment, tracked and rubber-tire dozers, etc. The worksite has frequent exposure to extreme temperatures, dust and high wind conditions and occasional flash flooding. The mine site also has a daily blasting schedule that can be felt and heard throughout the property. There is a variety of desert wildlife around office buildings and throughout the mine property that may or may not be dangerous and /or poisonous or protected species. A variety of desert plant life is also abundant in and around the mine site.
  • Attend development training and work with management to develop skills to become responsible for assuming responsibilities of Environmental Coordinator