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Senior Environmental Program Specialist

Job ID: 40893
Department: Aviation
Location: LaGuardia Airport


Under the direction of the Manager of Maintenance, LGA; the successful candidate will perform a variety of environmental and regulatory tasks including; daily technical and regulatory administration of the LGA Environmental Services Maintenance Unit, overseeing the activities of represented staff; unit budget development and administration; overseeing LGA’s Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS) Program,  including UST/AST compliance programs and requirements;  procurement and management of Environmental Service Contracts, oversight of Port Authority and Tenant operators environmental regulatory obligations (SPDES, MOSF, SWPPP, RCRA, etc.), including LGA Redevelopment projects, subsurface remediation projects; environmental investigations, preparing and processing of environmental documents (e.g. license/permit applications, compliance reports); reviewing and analyzing environmental data (e.g. soil and groundwater sample test results, Aircraft Deicing Data; coordinating and tracking solid and hazardous waste disposal activities; developing and managing environmental databases;  preparation and submission of monthly NYSDEC SPDES Discharge Monitoring Reports,  conducting environmental compliance site (BMP) inspections and audits; assisting in preparing and submitting spill reports to the NYSDEC; serve as resource and lead contact for spill response activities; and provide support to Manager’s and other staff to ensure overall airport compliance with applicable State, Federal and Local regulations.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Environmental Science, Engineering, or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3-7 years of demonstrated Environmental Management Experience.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Substantial knowledge in the area of Environmental Science/Engineering.
  • Detailed knowledge of environmental regulations and multimedia (e.g., air, water, hazardous waste, PBS) environmental compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with Federal and State environmental regulations as they pertain to water (stormwater) quality, Solid/Hazardous waste management, Chemical/Petroleum bulk storage systems (PBS), and air quality.
  • Experience with Aviation Aircraft Deicing Fluid (ADF) and Spent Deicing Fluid Recovery Programs and regulatory requirements in accordance with EPA’s ADF Effluent Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering design and construction standards as well as operation of subsurface remediation systems, spent deicing fluid collections/recover systems, and Aviation hydrant fueling systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement innovative and creative solutions to complex problems and issues relative to environmental compliance.  
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups such as tenants, contractors, regulatory and government officials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under volatile/emergency conditions and situations.
  • Must be available to respond to environmental and snow emergencies work during off hours and on weekends, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, as deemed necessary.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and CAD computer systems.
  • Familiarity with airline industry business and operating practices.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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