Brownfield redevelopment specialist and site manager

Also called: Brownfield and Economic Development Director, Brownfield Program Coordinator, Brownfield Redevelopment Site Manager, Brownfield Redevelopment Specialist, Cleanup Monitor

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Brownfield redevelopment specialists and site managers plan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.

  • Coordinate on-site activities for environmental cleanup or remediation projects to ensure compliance with environmental laws, standards, regulations, or other requirements.
  • Estimate costs for environmental cleanup and remediation of land redevelopment projects.
  • Inspect sites to assess environmental damage or monitor cleanup progress.
  • Prepare reports or presentations to communicate brownfield redevelopment needs, status, or progress.
  • Identify environmental contamination sources.
  • Plan or implement brownfield redevelopment projects to ensure safety, quality, and compliance with applicable standards or requirements.
  • Review or evaluate environmental remediation project proposals.
  • Negotiate contracts for services or materials needed for environmental remediation.
  • Conduct feasibility or cost-benefit studies for environmental remediation projects.
  • Maintain records of decisions, actions, and progress related to environmental redevelopment projects.
  • Design or implement plans for surface or ground water remediation.
  • Design or conduct environmental restoration studies.
  • Coordinate the disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Prepare and submit permit applications for demolition, cleanup, remediation, or construction projects.
  • Develop or implement plans for the sustainable regeneration of brownfield sites to ensure regeneration of a wider area by providing environmental protection or economic and social benefits.
  • Conduct quantitative risk assessments for human health, environmental, or other risks.
  • Review or evaluate designs for contaminant treatment or disposal facilities.
  • Design or implement measures to improve the water, air, and soil quality of military test sites, abandoned mine land, or other contaminated sites.
  • Design or implement plans for structural demolition and debris removal.
  • Provide training on hazardous material or waste cleanup procedures and technologies.
  • Develop or implement plans for revegetation of brownfield sites.
  • Provide expert witness testimony on issues such as soil, air, or water contamination and associated cleanup measures.
Work Context
  • Telephone — 96% responded "Every day".
  • Electronic Mail — 96% responded "Every day".
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 60% responded "Extremely important".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 48% responded "Once a week or more but not every day".
  • Contact With Others — 52% responded "Contact with others most of the time".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 44% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 40% responded "Important results".
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Work Activities
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Evaluate environmental or sustainability projects.
  • Evaluate environmental or sustainability projects.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
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Knowledge

English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Law and Government
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Administration and Management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Skills

Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Complex Problem Solving
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Abilities

Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Inductive Reasoning
  • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Deductive Reasoning
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Problem Sensitivity
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • ESRI ArcView
  • ESRI ArcMap
Computer aided design CAD software
  • MineSight Hot Technology
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