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Sr Environmental Specialist - 90060680 - Oakland

Date: Nov 21, 2018

Location: Oakland, CA, US, 94607

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

This position manages site activities to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations for all assigned facilities.  Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring adherence to Amtrak’s Environment and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) policies, programs and procedures at these facilities. Depending on region, may cover maintenance facilities, rail yards, stations and other facilities.



  • Coordinates permit compliance for all facility environmental permits including, but not limited to: coordinating/conducting inspections and sampling; analyzing data, reviewing plan updates and revisions, preparing reports, and maintaining communications with regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinates and conducts training for facility personnel on all applicable environmental regulatory and awareness programs.
  • Assists with coordination of internal environmental audits, attends all such audits, coordinates development of the follow up Corrective Action Plan (CAP) and ensures CAP activities are completed.
  • Coordinates environmental response activities (spills, etc.).
  • Works with facility management and corporate Environment and Sustainability Group to implement facility environment and sustainability programs, such as recycling and energy efficiency projects.
  • Works with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel to annually update the facility environmental manual (FEM) and compliance calendar.
  • Coordinates with corporate Environment and Sustainability personnel on communication and periodic reporting to external agencies
  • Manages contractors or consultants who perform work on site.
  • Facilitates communications and exchange of information between facility personnel and the corporate Environment and Sustainability Group.


Demonstrated work experience including environmental compliance procedures and delivering training.



  • Hazardous materials management, prior railroad experience 
  • Experience with environmental auditing programs
  • Certification such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Registered Environmental Professional, or similar



  • Working knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability and willingness to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Ability and willingness to attend and pass Amtrak environmental training.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:38181
Posting Location(s):California
Personnel Area:CA29
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 50% 
Employment Experience Requirements:3 - 5 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Mechanical


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