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Senior Environmental Compliance Professional

Payroll Title: UCP XI
Class Code: 1117-09092
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 761


The Senior Environmental Compliance Professional oversees environmental studies and projects and handles the more complex, technically difficult programs, issues, or policies associated with University projects and operational activities that impact the environment.

The Senior Environmental Compliance Professional has more autonomy in structuring work and is capable of recognizing and dealing with a broader perspective than the base level.  The incumbent in this position may lead other staff and/or act as project manager for environmental assessments or other University projects, plans and operational activities that have significant environmental aspects and impacts.


  1. Able to serve as a designee/delegate for the Director.
  2. Plans and performs daily activities for the purpose of assuring University compliance with regulatory requirements and in obtaining and maintaining valid permits for regulated activities, such as: water discharges, air emissions, including Title V and New Source Review, flood management certifications, inland wetlands disturbances, storm water management, site remediation, and land use.
  3. Prepares and/or reviews reports, plans, applications and other submittals related to air emissions, UConn’s water supply and waste water treatment system, emergency response, environmental impact evaluations, site assessments, site remediation, vulnerability assessments, and other documents and correspondence.  Communicates to Director, UConn staff or other appropriate parties as needed.
  4. Oversees the timely and accurate preparation and submittal of reports, plans, permit applications, etc. to federal and state agencies, as directed.  Directs the development, implementation and evaluation of work such as the preparation of designs, plans, estimates and specifications of environmental and University-related projects within their area of expertise.
  5. Develops, maintains and coordinates implementation of environmental management systems, such as an inventory and calendar of environmental legal and regulatory requirements and commitments, a document control system, and compliance activity reports.
  6. Consults directly with University procurement, contracting specialists or other applicable staff to draft or modify contracts, agreements and other related environmental services documentation.  Develops and administers corresponding contracts, budgets and accounting for associated costs.
  7. Develops and/or supervises third party training and educational programs related to applicable environmental permits and regulatory requirements, including the identification of personnel who require training.  Establishes and maintains cooperative relations, working as a team member, in communicating effectively with all University departments involved in training efforts.
  8. Prepares, presents and/or publishes informational and educational materials, including website information, regarding environmental compliance.
  9. Provides guidance, oversight, compliance assurance review, site monitoring and support for all University activities related to compliance with environmental permits and regulatory requirements.  Serves as a primary point of contact with internal and external stakeholders on environmental compliance issues.
  10. Participates in the planning, development and implementation of departmental strategic goals and objectives.
  11. Keeps informed of changes and updates to state and federal environmental laws and regulations, reporting requirements, and technology enhancements and informs the Director and other University staff and contractors about those changes.
  12. Serves as a resource and provides technical environmental advice and assistance to University staff and contractors and serves as a liaison to State agency staff (i.e., Department of Environmental Protection) regarding planning for and compliance with environmental laws, regulations and standards.
  13. Coordinates with operational departments for planning and conducting environmental inspections or compliance assurance reviews and implements corrective measures in response to audit findings.  Coordinates University responses to environmental agency enforcement actions resulting in written or verbal warnings, notices of violation (NOVs) or Consent Orders.
  14. Investigates and responds to incidents and citizen complaints involving environmental compliance issues, and recommends corrective measures and remedial actions.  Maintains tactful, sensitive and credible relations on compliance issues with University personnel, peer institutions, industry, non-governmental organizations and regulatory agencies.
  15. Engages and manages environmental compliance contractors and consultants.  May supervise and/or oversee the work of other employees conducting field inspections or involved with environmental work.  Trains other staff as appropriate.
  16. Oversees filing system and document control for all documents related to environmental compliance, including those specified by regulation to be on site at each facility.
  17. Is responsible for accurate accounting of invoices and other vendor/contractor related accounting data.
  18. Performs all Environmental Compliance Analyst job duties as needed.
  19. Performs other duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  2. Minimum of ten years of experience in environmental, science or engineering fields
  3. Experience managing multiple, large and complex multi-disciplinary projects involving significant capital and/or resources.
  4. Knowledge of principles and practices of environmental protection relevant to state and federal environmental laws and regulations
  5. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  6. Proven ability to read and interpret statutes, regulations and policies


  1. Experience implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS), e.g., ISO 14001
  2. Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
  3. Professional registration and/or license(s) in the appropriate discipline, if applicable

Scored: 11/12/10
Revised Title: 03/24/11