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Job Standard for Environmental Compliance and Sustainability Manager

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Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Manager Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75127
  • Pay Grade: P6
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Intermediate
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Environmental Safety


To perform routine environmental studies, monitoring, sampling and assessments.  To support campus sustainability initiatives.

Level Scope

Fully competent and productive professional contributor who applies acquired job skills, policies, and procedures to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with general supervision; exercises judgment within defined guidelines and practices to determine appropriate action. May provide guidance and assistance to entry level professionals and/or support employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong critical thinking skills; using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Ability to communicate scientific or technical information through oral briefings, and written documents
  • Knowledge of applicable state laws, regulations, codes and guidelines as related to the program area.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Mgr must:

  • Performs routine air quality, water quality, and/or hazardous waste or related studies, inspections, and assessments; gathers, analyzes data and prepares reports; participates in the identification of sources of pollution and development of corrective or preventive action plans; investigates complaints and prepares documentation of violations and recommends procedures; responds to environmental emergencies; conducts routine sampling, monitoring and surveillance activities; may calibrate and maintain field monitoring instruments.
  • Provides information and explanation of requirements, regulations and policies; interprets and applies laws, regulations, policies, and standards; participates in the evaluation and recommendation of technical solutions to environmental problems;
  •  Lead sustainability initiatives identified by the Sustainability Governance Council and mentor student sustainability champions.
  • Collaborates with various campus departments and the community to grow sustainable options, pursue fundraising opportunities, and pool resources to achieve goals.
  • Manages and develops opportunities for student internships and volunteer positions to connect students with applicable skills in sustainability on and off campus

35% of Time the Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Mgr

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Mgr

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Mgr

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.