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Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Environmental Specialist in Maui, Hawaii

Environmental Specialist

Location HI - Maui

Job Code 12099

# of openings 1

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The Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is looking for an Environmental Specialist to support a customer out of Maui, Hawai'i.

The candidate is responsible to assists in the monitoring and management of environmental resources, plans and conditions by conducting field tests, inspecting accumulation points, hazmat lockers and move & prepare waste for shipping. Collect samples of soil, water, and air to detect pollution or contamination, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. Additionally, they help gather technical data for reports as well as respond to spills to stop or help mitigate any environmental damage and support environmental remediation projects.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES : R esponsible for the facilitation of all operations and practices associated with solid waste, hazardous materials/waste, waste minimization, recycling, ensuring that the project is in compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Essential duties & job functions would include but are not limited to:

  • Comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and standards.

  • Assist in implementing, executing, and maintaining the installation environmental quality program including compliance, conservation, and pollution prevention.

  • Provide environmental services and qualified expertise to accomplish all requirements of the performance work statement (PWS).

  • Assist with the maintenance and identification of environmental aspects, impacts, and action plans.

  • Assist with environmental management plans in the Tool for Environmental Management Plans (T-EMP.

  • Assist with the tracking of environmental funds.

  • Support Environmental Education and Awareness. Document attendance and provide it upon request to the GPM or COR.

  • Conduct Shop-Level Inspections and Program-Level Compliance Assessments.

  • Assist with internal environmental self-assessments annually.

  • Review and coordinate on all design and construction work orders for engineering projects with 813 submittals.

  • Assist in reviewing all permits and permitting requirements for both current mission operations and projected missions.

  • Function as the alternate liaison office for all environmental compliance and resource management issues with regulatory agencies, and with both internal and external audit or assessment personnel.

  • Assist with maintaining all records in the Air Pollution Information Management System (APIMS).

  • Provide education and training, to include Air Management Training, Air Source Operator Training, and shop level training to meet applicable federal, state, and local air quality compliance requirements.

  • Assist in developing, implementing, maintaining, and reviewing all applicable environmental plans in T-EMP.

  • Account for and track all HAZMAT by being able to operate a HAZMART on the Installation at a level sufficient to meet environmental reporting requirements set forth by the AF, state, and federal agencies.

  • Assist with Completing installation Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements.

  • Assist with implementing, executing, and maintaining the Hazardous Waste Management Plan (HWMP) including Site Waste Stream Process Descriptors, Initial Accumulation Points (IAP) locations, Appointment of IAP Managers and Waste Profile Information and tracking it in EESOHMIS.

  • Conduct sampling analysis for all waste streams.

  • Assist with inspecting above ground storage tanks (ASTs) and record in STAR. Inspect ASTs monthly and annually and record in STAR IAW environmental regulations.

  • Respond to all spills of POL and hazardous substances and perform containment, recovery, disposal, and restoration activities.

  • Provide and document training for all oil-handlers annually.

  • Report all Spills in EASIER.

  • Assist in implementing, executing, and maintaining the Asbestos Operations and Management Plan, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program, the Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Management Plan, Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Plan, Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP), the Past Management plan and serve as the alternate POC for all installation environmental compliance issues.

  • Assist with preparing coordination documents for Installation Commander’s signature.

  • Assist with all Cultural related functions.

  • Maintain the administrative environmental record and provide information as requested.

  • Maintain a safe work environment.

  • Mindful to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to write daily correspondence to the government customer.

  • Skill in the use of hand and power tools.

  • Ability to understand and follow directions.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and safely with others on common projects.

  • Ability to train all-site staff on Haz Waste communications, handling, & IAP protocol.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as present training to small groups of employees.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

    Environmental Factors: Works in indoor and outdoor environments that contain excessive heat, cold and humidity, excessive dampness, dust, solvents grease, oils, moving object or vehicles and slippery or uneven surfaces. Routinely will be working at over 10,000ft elevation.

    Physical Effort: Frequently lifts items and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds and occasionally over fifty pounds. Standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and stretching for prolonged periods will be necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or engineering.

  • corporately trained on applicable Federal and State requirements regarding environmental protection, transportation, labeling and spill response requirements IAW 7 CFR 355-356; 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1910.1200; 32 CFR 989; 40 CFR 112, 260-280, 302, 355, 370, and 700-799; 49 CFR 105- 180, and 383; 50 CFR 17-453; Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 11-260 thru 280; and HAR 11-58.1. In the event environmental laws/regulations change during the term of employment, the employee is required to comply as such laws come into effect.

  • HAZWOPER Training (40-hour).

  • Forklift.

  • Respirator Fit Test.

  • STI Tank Inspector certifications/training.

  • Valid state driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


  • Minimum five (5) year’s experience in environmental field and is

  • Ability to use Microsoft (MS) Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and MS Teams at a proficient level.


  • U.S. Military experience preferred.


  • USAF Pest Management QAE/IPMC Core Training Course.

  • WENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Management Course.

  • WENV 222 Hazardous Materials Management Process (HMMP) Course.

  • UEC training for awareness.

  • WENV 220 Unit Environmental Coordinator (UEC) Course.

  • CDL with Hazmat endorsement.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must have a Secret clearance.

    The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 11 paid holidays.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here (HRdept@alakaina.com) to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

    The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kāpili Services, Pookela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alakaina Foundation activities principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

    For additional information, please visit www.alakainafoundation.com