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Nebraska Public Power District Environmental Compliance Auditor in Columbus, Nebraska

Environmental Compliance Auditor


Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Environmental Compliance Auditor located at Columbus General Office in Columbus . Position closes June 25, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time.

Position Summary

As necessary the incumbent develops, implements and maintains an environmental auditing system at NPPD including protocol, process, audit criteria, training, measurement system, tracking and trending programs, and annual reports to help assure the operational and strategic needs of NPPD are met. Through a process of audits and assessments, the incumbent provides the vision and leadership to guide the District to a level of compliance and achievement of company environmental policies and principles.

This position is considered a leadership position in the Corporate Environmental Department.

Education, Training and Experience

Four-year degree in a scientific or engineering discipline is required. Masters degree is preferred.

A minimum of five years related environmental experience is required. Field experience in power delivery; customer service; nuclear, fossil, or hydro generation; or as an auditor is considered a plus.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Certification as an environmental auditor (CEA) or Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) or Registered Environmental Manager (REM) or other equivalent certification is required. Applicants not holding this certification must successfully obtain it within four years of employment in the position.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Develop and maintain current selection criteria that effectively identifies facilities (including non-NPPD facilities/vendors) and programs for environmental-related audits based upon risk, an auditing process map that identifies major steps and the persons/organizations responsible for each step, and an annual schedule with resource requirements necessary for each audit.

Assemble and lead audit teams comprised of various technical experts to effectively complete facility and program audits.

Establish evaluation criteria for both compliance (what must be done) and process (how it should be done) audits which are consistent with the management excellence philosophy.

Communicate findings, recommendations, and audit observations to facility management during audits. Discuss audit results with Corporate Environmental Department management and Environmental Specialists as necessary. Compose audit reports and effectively communicate findings, recommendations and areas for improvement at facilities.

Develop and maintain a monitoring/reporting process to ensure that corrective actions identified through the environmental audit process are implemented according to schedule.

Develop and maintain customer feedback processes and tools to seek opportunities to improve the environmental audit programs.

Maintain effective auditing skills through personal learning and by evaluating audit processes and methods used by peers in other companies as well as within the industry. Develop a plan (scope, schedule, and cost) for evaluating the effectiveness of the audit process by external, objective sources.

Report to management annually on the performance of facilities and programs during the previous year, evaluating the trends that provide the greatest opportunity for improvement at the company and department levels. Implement changes in the audit process for the next year, as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

Oversee the continued development, implementation and maintenance of the environmental management system for the District.

The incumbent is trained in and performs apparent cause assessments in the environmental and other areas within the District.

The incumbent may be asked to assist with other assessments performed at District facilities.

The position will require some travel to District facilities and outside vendor facilities, also will require some overnight stays.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus

Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion


Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.

Pay Grade - 15 Monthly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $ 8,127.07 - $ 10,362.01

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With frequent overnight stays, more than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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