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Environmental Compliance Officer, Environmental Health & Safety

Boston MA

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


The Environmental Compliance Officer requires excellent organizational and time management skills. This person should have a strong understanding of the importance of institute operations and running a compliant environmental and sustainability program. To be successful, you will need to be agile, articulate, self-motivating and influential amongst key stakeholders.



Prepare and maintain environmental and regulatory summaries, training reports, filings and reporting requirements.

Be a subject matter expert on government regulations, health and safety practices, and proper disposal methods.

Conduct routine inspection/audit services to assess DFCI's compliance with hazmat storage, waste management, and occupational safety regulations.

Prepare written reports of findings and recommendations for corrective and/or preventive measures to the safety committee and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented.

Implement and ensure sustainability of Environmental Management Plan.

Responding to emergency chemical spills and performing cleanup duties.

Manage Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention Program.


Write and maintain Waste Minimization Manual. Member EPA “Waste Wise” Program.

Attend annual “Waste Wise” meeting and manage the goals of the program.

Manage the reduction of solid and hazardous waste.

Assist environmental services and maintenance department in recycling efforts.

Ensure compliance with Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) regulations.


Manage quarterly sampling and maintenance of DFCI's pH neutralization systems.

Supervise all staff to ensure the disposal of liquid materials are within guidelines established in DFCI's MWRA permit.

Manage and maintain records for MWRA compliance.

Scan weekly pH and flow charts for violations.

Report all violations of our permit.


File permits and amendments in a timely and accurate fashion.

Write quarterly reports and send to MWRA. Attend bi-annual compliance meetings at MWRA headquarters.


Ensure Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Agency compliance.

Manage all DEP permits. Amend permits as necessary.

Maintain DFCI's Contingency Plan, amending and filing as necessary.

Guide DEP Inspections.


Supervise compliance with Clean Air Act regulations. File Clean Air Act Emission permits and inventories. Supervise the maintenance of Emergency Generator Logs.

Ensure compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

Oversee and manage preparation for EPA Inspection. Oversee storm water management.

Write and maintain Refrigeration Policy and ensure compliance with chlorofluorcarbon (CFC) management with HVAC department.

Write and maintain Aboveground Storage Tank Management Plan.

Ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act. Manage underground and aboveground storage of oil and waste oil to ensure compliance with this federal statute. Oversee oil spill prevention and management program. Maintain oil spill clean-up equipment. Write and amend as necessary the DFCI Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control Plan as required by the Clean Water Act.

Ensure compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and MWRA regulations for the recovery of silver from the photoprocessing units at DFCI. Review and maintain all records for the silver recovery units. Manage the silver unit maintenance contract company. File annual photoprocessing reports for the EPA and MWRA. Investigate any unusual occurrences and provide necessary follow-up. Provide quarterly walk-through checks of all units.


Maintain the Global Harmonization (Hazard Communication) program, including auditing each area and keeping SDS in each area up to date, accurate and available.

MSDS Online looks great, present at staff meeting so we all know and can share knowledge

With other members of the department, implement and conduct training programs which contribute to the compliance of environmental and safety management: includes but is not limited to Orientation, Laboratory Safety Orientation, Annual OSHA trainings, others as needed

Share On-Call for Chemical Safety On-Call

Maintain EH&S intranet and internet web pages.


Read relevant sections of the Federal Register on a regular basis. Maintain copies of current regulations.



BA/BS in environmental science or similar.

Minimum 4 years of experience (preferably in healthcare, biotechnology or academia).

Experience managing waste streams associated with healthcare, clinical and research laboratories.

Experience managing sustainability programs (recycling and composting)

Experience planning, developing, implementing and managing site procedures for adhering to applicable local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Must have good customer service skills and a problem solver mentality. Must be able to work as member of the on-call team and can respond to calls within 1 hr of DFCI main campus.



Currently has or could obtain within 6 months of employment (HAZWOPER 40 and RCRA)



Strong adaptive problem solving and negotiation skills.

Possesses a positive attitude and desire to work directly with DFCI EHS partners and staff.

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Ability to determine chemical characteristics of the waste handled and inspected.

Understand and comply with applicable regulations and agencies such as RCRA, OSHA, EPA, DOT, MADEP, and BFD Standards.

Able to where appropriate PPE and clean hazardous material spills.

Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.

Demonstrate clear thinking during a crisis.

Ability to interpret new regulations and implement programs to meet the requirements of the laws.

Ability to conduct training sessions aimed at a wide range of staff backgrounds and educational experience.

Ability to evaluate worksites for potential hazards, conduct necessary monitoring, write reports and relate information to all levels of DFCI staff. Ability to write policies and procedures as needed.


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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.



Posted June 8, 2019

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