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Environmental Manager eager to contribute project leadership talents and academic credentials toward supporting your organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Hazardous Waste Management ● Environmental Investigations & Audits ● Emergency Management
Environmental Development & Testing ● COOP Planning ● Environmental Impact Assessments
Offer 15+ years of progressive experience in environmental health & safety (EH&S) with extensive background in hazardous waste management. Advanced knowledge of federal and state regulations encompassing RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, TSCA, SWPPP and SPCC. Able to quickly identify hazards, assess risks, and conduct detailed inspections to ensure strict adherence to rules and regulations. Skilled in forging highly collaborative relationships across a cross-cultural and cross-functional organization to maximize EH&S awareness and engagement.
Awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for successfully orchestrating clean-up efforts following 2006 EQ chemical fire in Apex, NC.
Propelled overall regulatory compliance at facilities by 60% to receive 2004 Outstanding Employee of the Year award in the Raleigh Region.
Strategically revamped water quality monitoring protocols, incident tracking processes, and reporting systems to fortify compliance at facilities while improving database efficiency for Wake County Environmental Services.
Conducted countless assessments of regulatory activities at hazardous waste, chemical processing and manufacturing facilities to ensure strict compliance with federal and state rules and regulations.
Created and instituted highly effective emergency preparedness presentations and programs such as chemical and environmental incidents and tabletop exercise scenarios.
North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University (NCA & TSU) Greensboro, NC .... . 2015 to Present
Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Contrive and implement core EHS policies, procedures, programs, process and system to ensure rigid compliance with regulatory and safety requirements.
Team with all departments to author SOPs and policies which align precisely with EHS criteria.
Govern all environmental programs including RCRA, TSCA, CAA, CWA, DOT, OSHA, SARA, Radiation Protection, NFPA, CDC, etc. according to federal, state and local requirements and laws.
Align, mobilize and supervise EHS staff and student interns, establish safety training requirements, and deliver training university-wide.
Join forces with Director to analyze, plan, prepare and administer EHS operational budget.
Formulate controls to support testing and monitoring as well as medical surveillance for lab personnel and staff.
Hold complete accountability for environmental operations and compliance of sensitive research laboratories and facilities on campus.
Fully coordinate contract work of all university safety and health programs spanning waste disposal and equipment maintenance.
Investigate EHS incidents, direct swift corrective action, and conduct ongoing risk analysis and data trending.
Minimize risk and avoid gaps in service by fostering unified efforts with other departments and agencies on campus such as Emergency Management, Housing, and Office of Research and Facility Services.
Demonstrate exemplary versatility as University Radiation Safety Officer, Associate Responsible Official, Vice-Chairman of Built Environment Working Group, and member of Lab Safety Committee.
Enhanced tracking of campus waste disposal efforts by generating an incident and inventory database.
Diligently provide 24-hour emergency response for hazardous materials and serve as onsite incident commander for campus activities.
Professional Experience continued Jarwin (JD) Hester, MPA, RS
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) Raleigh, NC .. 2000 to 2015
Senior Environmental Specialist (2005 to 2015)
Spearheaded all regulatory programs and activities at Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) to ensure resolute regulatory compliance within Division of Waste Management.
Exercised meticulous attention to detail in reviewing regulatory permits and reports encompassing RCRA, TSCA, CAA, SPCC, SWPPP and facility security plans.
Conducted facility audits to monitor adherence to regulations set forth by MSRP, RCRA, SARA, TSCA, CWA, CAA, DOT and OSHA.
Held accountability for solid waste emergency response and post-disaster clean-up as integral member of State Emergency Response Team.
Facilitated extensive environmental, health and safety training, and emergency management courses for staff and community organizations.
Environmental Specialist II (2000 to 2005)
Conducted comprehensive inspections at multiple permitted Water Quality (WQ) facilities to validate compliance with USEPA and state regulations; fostered, nurtured and maintained cooperative relations with facility representatives.
Led all aspects of field investigations including assessments, field sampling and documentation.
Collaboratively determine strategies to revise and improve policies, operations, and staff performance.
Applied leadership talents toward coordinating state-wide training opportunities and public outreach programs.
Directed team of 10 volunteers in educational workshops focused on improving compliance gaps in permitted facility operations.
Water Quality Specialist, Wake County Environmental Services, Raleigh, NC, 1997 to 2000
Laboratory Technician, City of Mebane, Mebane NC, 1996 to 1997
North Carolina Central University:
MPA, 2007 BS, Chemistry, 1996 BA, Political Science, 1993
Registered Sanitarian #1629, North Carolina Board of Sanitarians
NCMESH Certification in process
OSHA 30-hour General Awareness Training
40-Hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response
DOT Hazardous Materials and Multi-Modal Training
Advanced BSL-3 Facility Design and Construction Training
Hazardous Waste, Soil and Water Sampling
Advanced Wastewater Treatment
40-Hour Wetland Delineation
40+ hours of EPA Advanced Chemistry, Hazardous Waste and Materials Training
300+ hours of certified formal training for Environmental Regulations, Health and Safety
100+ hours of Public Health Training
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Apps, HTML, GIS,
ArcGIS Desktop (Arc Catalog, ArcMap, ArcToolbox), Trimble, Vertere Database
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