Hazardous Materials Specialist Iii Emergency Response Team resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated environmental health and science professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Hazardous Materials and Waste Regulations.
  • California Environmental Reporting System.
  • Environmental Enforcement.
  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Phase II Subsurface Investigations.
  • Installation, Development and Destruction of Groundwater Monitoring Wells.
  • Cost Estimating.
  • Data Collection and Evaluation Environmental Management Systems.
  • Environmental Consulting Services for Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Properties.
  • Emergency Response.
  • Groundwater and Soil Investigations Operations and Maintenance. Regulatory Negotiations.
  • Technical Review.
Work History
Hazardous Materials Specialist III/Emergency Response Team, 11/2017 - Current
Leidos Holdings Inc. Fairbanks, AK,
  • Perform routine and follow up inspections at various facilities within designated districts and respond to complaints from industry and the public as appropriate.
  • Act as a deputy Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) inspector for the following programs; hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, medical waste, tiered permitting, Underground Storage Tanks (UST), aboveground petroleum storage tanks, California Accidental Release Prevention (CAL-ARP), waste tires, enforcement, and emergency response.
  • As an Emergency Response (ER) Team member, respond and assist with various incidents, ranging from hazardous material spills to drub labs. Required to act independently and as a team, interact with numerous other agencies, provide technical assistance to other responders, and represent the best our agency has to put forward in an emergency situation.
  • Provide specialized emergency response to protect public health, life and safety, the property of Orange County residents, and the environment. Responds to incidents countywide that involve a release of a potential threat of hazardous materials and wastes that pose a physical, chemical, biological, radiological, and energetic hazard to the community.
  • The ER Team response is a 365-day service to the community. Primary duties are to provide regulatory guidance and technical expertise, to mitigate and oversee the removal of hazardous substances, and to investigate hazardous materials incidents.
  • Respond to; hazardous material spills, environmental investigations, clandestine drug, explosive lab operations, terrorism incidents, chemical complaints, and fentanyl decontaminations.
  • Perform oversight of hazardous waste removal and contamination clean up activities from emergency response incidents including the use of quarantine orders and subcontractors.
  • Research, retrieve, and review information from the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) database and provide comments to businesses regarding the annual submittals and compliance.
  • Coordinate and assist facilities with their CERS submittals as needed to ensure compliance.
  • Review, interpret, and remain proactive with any changes or updates to the Federal and State laws and regulations as it pertains to environmental health and hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, medical waste, tiered permitting, USTs, aboveground petroleum storage tanks, CAL-ARP, waste tires, enforcement, and emergency response.
  • Represent the OCHCA to assist businesses with compliance issues and to support any other departments in the County.
  • Use computer hardware and software to enter and retrieve data, review state forms, and complete reports.
  • Evaluated hazardous conditions to develop successful mitigation strategy and maintain public safety throughout procedures.
Project Environmental Scientist, 07/2013 - 07/2017
Ninyo & Moore City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the management, oversight, and performance of various types of projects from their initiation to completion, including the preparation and monitoring of budgets, staffing and scheduling of field work, and invoicing.
  • Able to handle a busy workload while responding to client needs in an effective and timely manner.
  • Experience with limited site investigations (LSIs) and Phase II environmental site assessments (ESAs) to evaluate soil, soil vapor, and groundwater conditions; leaking underground storage tank investigations, removals, and case closures; groundwater monitoring well installations and sampling; aerial deposited lead (ADL) surveys; indoor air quality assessments; soil vapor and methane surveys; waste characterization evaluations for construction projects, health and safety, and proper handling and disposal; environmental monitoring and sampling services related to earthmoving construction activities; and research for various tasks.
  • Proficient with the development and implementation of field sampling and analysis plans; quality control reviews for various types of work plans, ESA reports, LSI and ADL reports, corrective and remedial action plans, due diligence documents in accordance with CEQA/NEPA, and excavation and transportation plans; evaluation of analytical data; negotiating and responding to regulatory agency comments and requests; and supervising field technicians and staff-level geologists, engineers, and scientists.
  • Office skills include: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Pro UCL, Vision, and PowerPoint.
Assistant Project Manager, Environmental Scientist, 10/2004 - 07/2013
Cardno ERI City, STATE,
  • Began as a staff scientist in 2004, working for what was then Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI), and worked up to be an Assistant Project Manager.
  • Coordinated and incorporated remedial strategies for case management; prepared comprehensive corrective action plans, ESA reports, site conceptual models, and quarterly groundwater monitoring and sampling reports; and prepared, developed, and implemented site-specific and strategic work plans, including the management of field protocols and operating procedures related to health and safety, drilling, sampling, and construction activities.
  • Performed site investigation and assessment activities, including permitting, soil and groundwater sampling, completion of soil boring logs, and groundwater well and remediation system installation oversight; and research site historical documents in order to organize, analyze, and interpret specific data trends.
  • Participated in emergency response deployments to Marshall, Michigan for the Embridge pipeline spill and to Biloxi, Mississippi and Port Fouchon, Louisiana for the BP oil well spill. These deployments required extensive coordination, the ability to follow detailed sampling and field reconnaissance protocols, and to collaborate with various State and Federal agencies.
  • Responsible for the oversight and management of all aspects of the environmental permit application and documentation process, related to State and Federal regulatory requirements.
  • Assisted clients with the negotiation and preparation of regulatory permits related to land use.
  • Provided support for project management, facilitated permit condition compliance, and performed site investigation and assessment activities, including permit applications, mitigation and monitoring reports, and jurisdictional delineations.
Planning Technician, Zoning Enforcement Officer, 12/2002 - 06/2004
County Of Ventura, Resource Management Agency City, STATE,
  • Responded to public complaints and investigated potential violations to ensure public compliance with the Ventura County Zoning Ordinance requirements and attended Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors Hearings.
  • Researched, complied, and interpreted information and data necessary to confirm zoning violations.
  • Perform field investigations and research; prepared complex written reports involving data collection, analysis, and frequent public contact; and coordinated and/or negotiated with individuals, other County divisions or departments, and regulatory agencies on various technical and or potential legal aspects of the enforcement for violations of the County Zoning Ordinance, to ensure compliance and abatement of the violations.
  • Required to provide general information to the public in response to questions about violations, planning and zoning, applicable ordinances, policies and procedures, and the issuing of land use entitlements.
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science, Expected in 2001
University of California, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Western States Project, Introduction to Environmental Enforcement.
  • California Compliance School, Hazardous Waste Generator Course.
  • CalFire, Aboveground Storage Tank Basic Inspector Training.
  • CalEPA, Basic Inspector Academy Training.
  • CalOES CSTI, First Responder Operations.
  • OC Intelligence Assessment Center, Terrorism Liaison Officer Basic.
  • CalOES CSTI, ICS 300.
  • CalOES Sensemakers, ICS 400.
  • International Code Council, California UST Inspector.
  • US Department of Homeland Security, AWR-140-W Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations.
  • CalOES CSTI, Hazardous Materials Technician 1-A, 1-B, 1-C, and 1-D.
  • NES, Cannabis Training for Regulators.
  • OSHA, 40 hour HAZWOPER with annual 8-hour refresher courses.
  • OSHA, 24-hour First Responder Operations Level.
  • OSHA, 8-hour HAZWOPER Site Supervisor Training.

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School Attended

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

Job Titles Held:

  • Hazardous Materials Specialist III/Emergency Response Team
  • Project Environmental Scientist
  • Assistant Project Manager, Environmental Scientist
  • Planning Technician, Zoning Enforcement Officer


  • Bachelor of Science

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