Assist with environmental compliance responsibilities through providing accurate and timely reports, records, and documentation. Obtain permits and approvals from regulatory agencies. Research and determine needs, then develop, recommend, and administer projects. Communicate and maintain a strong rapport with plant personnel, environmental consultants, and regulatory agency staff. Conduct environmental inspections and investigate environmental incidents. Provide overall assistance with Otter Tail Power Company’s environmental stewardship responsibilities.
A bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences or engineering, with a strong background in sciences such as biology and chemistry is required. Equivalent job-related experience will be considered. Experience in state and federal solid waste environmental regulations, monitoring well sampling and analysis procedures, and a basic knowledge of the regulatory and legislative system is preferred. The qualified applicant requires a general understanding of, or the aptitude to learn company operations, including steam plant operations, combustion turbine operations, oil-filled electrical equipment handling procedures, chemical use and storage, waste disposal practices, and environmental monitoring, sampling, and analysis procedures. Applicants must have superior organizational skills, the ability to process and interpret data, good verbal and written communication skills, a professional demeanor when dealing with controversial issues, and proven computer skills.