Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Harbor Department
Environmental Specialist Associate
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST ASSOCIATE
THE PORT OF LONG BEACH
The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container seaport in the United States and is a leading gateway for international trade. Founded in 1911, it has grown to more than 3,200 acres and moves more than $180 billion in trade per year. A major economic force, the Port supports more than 30,000 jobs in Long Beach and over 1.4 million jobs nationwide. The Port is an enterprise department of the City of Long Beach, with an annual budget of almost $800M.
The Port of Long Beach is a world leader in environmental policy and stewardship. Guided by our award-winning Green Port Policy, the Port continually develops strategies to reduce port-related air emissions, improve water quality in the harbor, protect marine habitat and wildlife, ensure energy resiliency, engage community and industry stakeholders, and implement environmentally sustainable practices. For example, our Water Resource Action Plan outlines various control measures and programs that the Port implements to improve the quality of water and sediment within the harbor complex. Our Clean Air Action Plan lays out ambitious zero-emissions goals and its implementation relies on the visionary work of the Port team in specifying and demonstrating emerging technologies.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING DIVISION
The Environmental Planning Division is at the forefront of the transformational work of creating the Green Port of Future. The Division provides long-term planning support and technical expertise on environmental and sustainability issues to ensure the Port achieves its mission and strategic goals while meeting the objectives of the Green Port Policy. This is accomplished by providing in-house expertise on all environmental issues, conducting complex technical studies, managing innovative clean technology demonstration projects, ensuring environmental compliance, issuing and obtaining regulatory permits, and providing reliable analysis to support other Port divisions, tenants, and government agencies. The work is performed within five sections within the Division:
THE ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST ASSOCIATE POSITION
The Port’s Environmental Planning Division is seeking qualified candidates to join our team as Environmental Specialist Associate. This recruitment may be used to fill openings in any of the Division’s five sections; individuals with expertise and interest in any of the listed resource areas are encouraged to apply. Due to the expansion of our energy planning and zero-emissions efforts, candidates with a technical aptitude for, interest in, and experience in energy sustainability and zero-emissions technologies are strongly encouraged to apply.
Under the direction of one of the five Section Managers, the Environmental Specialist Associate conducts moderately complex technical studies and investigations. These might pertain to long-term planning, environmental monitoring, compliance, and implementation of programs and projects to advance Port policies and goals. The Environmental Specialist Associate will support the design of environmental projects and programs which may include working on grant applications to obtain funding for those projects. The Environmental Specialist Associate represents the Port in public settings, and with regulatory agencies, port industry, and community partners. To learn more about our exciting environmental programs see www.polb.com/environment.
The Biweekly salary is $2,810.80-$3,817.36. Accepting online applications only. Apply online 24 hours a day, through 4:30 p.m. March 31, 2018
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