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    Summary

    Incumbent serves as the Safety and Occupational Health Manager within the Safety Section at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS). lncumbent's major efforts include serving as the Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) Coordinator, developing and implementing a GEMS program at the VTVCBHCS, and being a key member of the GEMS Committee.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a GEMS program at VATVCBHCS and coordinating the efforts of staff involved with GEMS to ensure that the GEMS is developed and implemented in accordance with VHA policy and guidance. Responsible for conducting internal gap analyses of GEMS. Issue reports of gap analyses and tracks status of corrective and preventive actions. Review implementation of GEMS policy and procedures and reports the status to the Safety & Occupational Health Manager. Discuss deficiencies and necessary remedial action with appropriate staff including top management. Coordinate responses to VA and external environmental audits, surveys, and inspections. Serve as an expert on issues related to environmental statutes including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Superfund, National Environmental Policy Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Safe Drinking Water Act.

    Participate in planning, organizing, implementing, and providing technical assistance for projects to resolve environmental problems. Assignments include, but are not limited to, industrial wastewater treatment and disposal; safe drinking water; treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste; release of hazardous material/spill response; air pollution control; environmental media permitting; toxic substances; and regulatory oversight. Provide technical expertise for the design, modification, operation and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Responsible for managing environmental programs such as (SPCC Plan, Storm Water Plan, P2 Plan, clean air and clean water, safe drinking water, asbestos and management and abatement, mercury reduction.

    Develop, implement, and maintain effective programs for the identification, collection and disposal of hazardous wastes. Ensure that handling of all waste streams are in compliance with Federal, State, and local governmental laws and regulations. Advising management on how environmental policies, procedures and systems will affect operations at (VATVCBHCS). Evaluate and implement pollution prevention alternatives to reduce the generation of waste. Manage responses to environmental emergencies including releases/spills of hazardous materials. Facilitate the exchange of environmental information to staff, including the development and implementation of training and educational programs related to environmental programs. Responsible for managing computer programs and databases to enhance management of environmental programs. The incumbent will review how expansion, modification, closures of existing facilities and infrastructure, and new construction of structures and infrastructure will affect the environment and provides information that will minimize adverse impacts to human health and the environment and reduce facility vulnerability.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Safety & Occupational Health Manager/PD740-0142-0
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Will travel between all Valley Coastal Bend Facilities

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582745600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.