Environmental coordinators are in charge of coordinating environmental programs, research, and activities on behalf of their organization. Some of their main functions include helping their organization maintain compliance with government regulations, interacting with a variety of professionals to explain environmental issues, and managing recycling or waste removal efforts as needed. They also schedule and document environmental efforts, as well as suggest changes to the existing programs to make them more productive. In addition, they improve production or service efforts using system standards.
Other tasks performed by environmental coordinators include participating in environmental training sessions, facilitating inspections, facilitating communication between external environmental representatives and their organization's management, and performing computer-based research into environmental issues. Environmental coordinators use feedback from clients and vendors to help make their products or services more environmental friendly. Environmental coordinators must follow all relevant safety and health procedures and escalate issues as required to managers in their organization.
A bachelor's degree in environmental health, environmental engineering, environmental studies, or another related field is generally required for this job. Previous experience as a environmental coordinator may be required or preferred as well. Environmental coordinators must be organized and pay close attention to detail, as well as work effectively in a team setting and on their own with minimal supervision.
Environmental Coordinator Tasks
Coordinate, manage, and implement facility-wide environmental policy compliance programs and strategies.
Maintain records of all requirements and monitor compliance tools.
Organize data management and processes for all facilities and encourage sustainable production operations through developing new or maintaining existing programs.
Communicate with internal and external agencies or customers in regards to environmental procedures.