Environmental Compliance Officer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Nov 03, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Environmental Compliance Officer

The George Mason University Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), within the Department of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management (SEERM), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for the position of Environmental Compliance Officer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

The primary focus of Environmental Compliance Officer is to support the Environmental Health and Safety Office, and the Environmental Compliance Program.


  • Developing and implementing a university-wide environmental management system (EMS);
  • Providing hazardous and universal waste program management;
  • Maintaining existing stationary source air permits and preparing annual emissions reports;
  • Preparing annual Tier II reports;
  • Conducting chemical spill response and illicit discharge investigations;
  • Developing and/or updating required environmental compliance documents;
  • Developing and/or coordinating mandatory environmental training programs;
  • Providing support to other EHS programs or activities, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Environmental Management, or other related scientific field (Engineering, Environmental Science, etc.) or equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Typically 1-3 years of relevant work experience;
  • Must obtain Certification in CPR/First Aid within 6 months of hire;
  • Must obtain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification within 6 months of hire;
  • Must obtain DOT Hazmat General and Security Awareness within 6 months of hire;
  • Knowledge of computer applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, email, image processing and databases;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to environmental protection;
  • Knowledge of DOT and IATA regulations related to the transportation of hazardous materials;
  • Ability to maintain accurate and organized records;
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal and written communication;
  • Ability to self-motivate and complete tasks without supervision;
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to lift 50lbs, bend, crawl and kneel;
  • Ability to work and stand for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to work after hours and varying hours when needed;
  • Employment contingent upon satisfactory background check;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/ . The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an institution of higher education;
  • Master's degree in Life Sciences, Environmental Management, or other related scientific field (Engineering, Environmental Science, etc.).


For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02177z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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