Regulatory Specialist

Akana, a Native American-owned multi-discipline consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of clients and projects throughout the United States, is seeking to add a Regulatory Specialist to our firm.  This position is full-time.

The minimum required qualifications for this position are shown below:

  • BS in Environmental engineering, environmental sciences, environmental management, or related field plus 5 years of relevant experience in federal or state environmental compliance.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulatory regulations and guidance including CERCLA, CAA, CWA, FIFRA, NEPA, OPA, OSHA, RCRA,and TSCA.
  • Regulatory permitting, environmental compliance, and liabilities management experience, including leading regulatory compliance inspections or audits.
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour and supervisor certified.
  • Ability to implement regulatory compliance tasks such as preparing permit applications, waste determinations, emissions inventories, and reporting.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work with little supervision.
  • Outstanding communication both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Great attention to detail and a result driven approach
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • 40-60% travel time may be required,

Software Skills:

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite software, and Adobe products
  • Familiarity with SAS, Minitab, Tableau, and VSP
  • Understanding of Autocad and Revit software
  • Proficiency with RACER, CostPro software

General Responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for project/task execution and will be a supporting member of the Environmental Compliance Practice.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to air, solid and hazardous waste, and water quality permitting and compliance.
  • Perform inspections, interviews, technical reviews, conduct facility audits and inspections, review permit applications against permit requirements.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data
  • Prepare reports in connection with related field activities such as field verifications and compliance assessments.
  • Accuracy of recordkeeping, reporting, and facility regulatory compliance
  • Prepare and submit Tier II and TRI EPCRA Reports to state agencies and EPA.
  • Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.
  • Report writing and data evaluation capabilities as well as detailed field (on-site) observations and associated documentation.
  • Operate a variety of office and technical equipment and computers, including those used for environmental inspections and investigations.
  • Operate safety devices and equipment and apply proper safety procedures in hazardous environments.
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must comply with Akana’s quality standards and health and safety policies.
  • Acquires and/or maintains licensure or certifications as directed by company.
  • Strong organizational skills

This position has time working outdoors – must be OK for site visits.

The salary for this position is competitive and based on education, location and experience. Range 75k to 90k. 

Akana offers full benefits including healthcare, 401k with match (after one year), short- and long-term disability insurance, and a generous PTO program! We are ideally situated just 20-minutes from downtown Portland and have free parking!

Akana is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on any basis protected by law. Our EEO policy statement is available on our website at


This opportunity may be subject to the requirements of FAR Clauses 1452.226-70 and 1452.226-71 regarding preference in hiring of Native Americans. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

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