Environmental Specialist

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

The Environmental Specialist’s primary responsibility is to ensure implementation of environmental policies, programs and practices to comply with all federal, state and local laws.  This position is responsible for maintaining the environmental compliance programs for facilities in the Valdez, Alaska.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

  • Assists with analysis of existing and new environmental regulations to ensure that all regulations are translated into effective company procedures to comply with Federal, State and local regulations.
  • Manages compliance with existing air quality permits, storm water permits, wastewater permits, and waste management permits, and assists with the evaluation of permit deviations, coordination between operations, health & safety, and compliance departments, and ensures smooth regulatory communication on existing permit requirements.  
  • Oversees development and implementation of ADEC, EPA and USCG Contingency Plans, Spill Prevention and Response plans, and participates in response scenarios to enact contingency plans pursuant to regulatory and plan requirements.
  • Assists in regular and periodic environmental audits of the Valdez facilities, identifying and communicating plans for improvement and supporting operations in completion of assigned action items.  
  • Implements National Interagency Incident Management System/Incident Command System to direct and assist with Incident Command on organizational, local and federal levels.
  • Statewide and interstate travel on as needed basis


ASRC’s Core competencies include Leading Self, Leading People and Leading the Organization. In addition to our core competency model, our framework includes competencies specific to the various levels of positions within our company. For more information on our core competencies please contact the HR Department and reference the ASRC Leadership Framework.

Time Management

  • Uses time effectively and efficiently, concentrating his/her efforts on the more important priorities.


  • Is cool under pressure and can handle stress. Can be counted on to hold things together during tough times. Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected. 


  • Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve himself/herself and understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches. 

Learning on the Fly

  • Learns quickly when faced with new problems and change. Experiments to find solutions and enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. 

Functional/Technical Skills

  • Has the functional/technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.


  1. Minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in the areas of regulatory environmental compliance and hazardous materials/spill response, petroleum industry & refining, and fuel terminal operations.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or science, or commensurate work experience.
  3. Demonstrated familiarity with environmental regulations, management practices & procedures, including:
    • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act
    • Toxic Substances Control Act
    • Clean Water Act
    • Clean Air Act
    • Alaska Administrative Code


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or customers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job includes the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is in a busy office setting with frequent trips (walking or vehicle travel) in and around the plant facilities.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may be required to travel in small and large commercial aircraft.


NOTE:  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The statements contained herein are intended to describe the principal functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibilities, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.


Petro Star Inc., a division of ASRC, is a drug free workplace and pre-employment drug testing is part of the hiring process.

ASRC and its family of companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other legal protected status.  EOE:  M|F|D|V

Petro Star Inc. is the refining division of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, an Inupiat-owned corporation created as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

ASRC's family of companies apply a shareholder preference in employment, to the maximum extent feasible, as authorized by law.

Valdez, AK

8 day(s) ago