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Environmental Specialist I, II, or III
Salary: $5,038.92 - $8,551.42
*Salary will be dependent upon education and experience
The role of this position ensures continuous compliance with environmental permits and regulations applicable to operations at Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (AEPCO), an electric generation and transmission cooperative. Assisting with the planning, implementing and maintaining a variety of safety and environmental programs to assure facility compliance. The successful candidate will perform duties associated with environmental monitoring, record keeping, reporting and analysis for the Apache Generation Station. Be a self-starting individual who enjoys the daily challenge associated with an industrial field.
This position is based in Cochise, Arizona.
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology or closely related field
- 2 -3 years’ relevant work experience. Experience in the utility industry, including knowledge of transmission and/or distribution operations preferred.
- Thorough knowledge and experience in the proper method of identifying, handling, storing, record-keeping, transporting, and disposing of all types of regulated wastes
- Able to lift and safely carry environmental sampling materials and equipment, including driving a truck and trailer for well sampling
- Familiarity with laboratory analytical principles and procedures
- Ability to work effectively with federal, state and local regulatory agency personnel
- Assists in the implementation of the AZPDES, SPCC, and NESHAP (asbestos), requirements
- 40-hour HAZWOPER certified preferred or ability to become certified
- Certified Operator – Water Distribution preferred or ability to become certified
- Method 9 certified preferred or ability to become certified
- Knowledge of safety and environmental regulations for the electric utility operations
- Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience can be substituted for these requirements
In addition, we offer an attractive compensation/benefits package.
This position is open until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
We provide a drug-free work
About this company
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.
On March 1, 2016, Southwest Transmission Cooperative merged into Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO). Sierra Southwest Cooperative Services Inc. is dedicated to serving as a vehicle to meet the renewable energy needs of our Members. AEPCO and Sierra operate under the banner of Arizona G&T Cooperatives.
We are members of Touchstone Energy®, a national alliance of more than 750 independently owned electric coops in 47 states. Touchstone Energy members agree to provide high standards of service to customers and maintain a strong commitment to the brand’s promise of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives is one of the largest employers in Cochise County, employing more than 230 people, mostly in the Benson and Cochise, Arizona, area. Career opportunities include power plant workers, transmission linemen, engineers and environmental services experts.
Location/Region: Cochise, AZ