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Environmental Specialist - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

23 Nov 2022 8:54 AM | Amy Roust

The position uses geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze spatial data related to Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) chemical storage and releases. Discover patterns and trends through spatial mapping of data. Produce maps showing spatial distribution of Tier II chemical storage facilities and TRI data. Perform data munging and cleaning of Tier II and TRI data. Prepare information and present to stakeholders, including Local Emergency Planning Commissions (LEPCs), the Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR), and the Kansas Emergency Managers Association (KEMA). Utilize mapping and data analytics to ensure compliance with Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) rules and regulations, including compliance with state regulations.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following: Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of Tier II and TRI reporting data. Perform scientific analysis of the reported data to interpret trends and issues pertaining to chemical storage and releases in Kansas. Using analytical data, determine areas of focus for targeted outreach, education, and regulatory compliance activities. Prepare written reports of findings and present to leadership and stakeholders. Provide consultation to the public, regulated facilities, and local governments on program data.

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