Human Resources

Environmental Health & Safety Specialist (P&L)

$5,416 - $8,475 monthly salary

Under the direction of the Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor, serves as staff specialist for environmental compliance and safety concerns, programs and projects related to electric power production and distribution. Serves as division specialist for safety plan development, training and auditing as well as for environmental permitting and monitoring of environmental compliance issues originating from governmental regulations for Air Quality, Water Quality, Hazardous / Solid Waste Management and other environmental activities.  Surveys, collects and assesses monitoring data and other technical information and prepares technical reports, correspondence and other documents outlining findings and corrective measures pertaining to safety, air, water, stormwater and hazardous/solid wastes for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulatory permit compliance. Prepares air emission and stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) reports.  Interprets analytical results from tests on electrical transformers for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); maintains PCB records to meet EPA regulations; drafts specifications and recommends contractors to dispose of PCB wastes. Develops reports relating to Underground Storage Tank (UST) management; maintains UST records; and is familiar with all federal and state UST and used oil storage regulations and requirements.  Prepares water, air and waste permit applications to meet environmental regulations; performs detailed analyses of the operation of permitted facility, pollutants emitted, emission controls to be applied, and sampling required to show compliance.  Reviews applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and ordinances related to environmental compliance; informs Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor of environmental regulations which impact Power & Light facilities and prepares recommendations for appropriate response to policy-making authorities.  Reviews bid proposals and makes recommendations on contractor selection for completion of safety and environmental projects, including compliance testing.  Designs plans to prevent and contain spills from above-ground oil tanks and oil-filled electrical equipment at substations and storage yards.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university in environmental engineering, environmental science, chemical engineering, biology, chemistry, industrial hygiene or safety. Five years or more of progressively responsible professional experience in the environmental health & safety field required. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of MS Windows, Microsoft Office for Windows software desired.  Requires skill in effective communication with others, both written and oral. Must have ability to read and interpret engineering reports, analyze engineering data, maintain records. Must have knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to environmental and safety programs. Knowledge of the principles of: management, administration, supervision, environmental engineering and related regulations, policies, procedures, and techniques.

Physical Demands:  The employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, handle or feel. Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color distinction and the ability to adjust focus. Hand dexterity to operate a personal computer.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds.  

Typical Working Conditions: Normal office environment and typical electric power plant environment. Employee is occasionally exposed to work in elevated locations, with potential exposure to toxic, caustic or otherwise hazardous chemicals and outdoor weather conditions and required to wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment. The noise level is moderate and occasionally loud, requiring use of hearing protection.

Requires: Valid driver’s license.

Drug testing, Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

Apply online at or in the Human Resources Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence MO 64050.  Position closes  -  March 29, 2019.


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