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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Company: Idaho Power Company
Location: New Plymouth
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

**If you are a current Idaho Power employee, please apply through the Employee Portal.

Application Deadline:

11/30/2022 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

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Pay Range:

95,368.00 - 114,857.60 Annual

Minimum Age Requirement:

Job Description:

Idaho Power - located in New Plymouth, Idaho - is looking for an Environment Health & Safety Specialist to join our team.

It's an exciting time to work for Idaho Power. We're working toward our goal of providing 100% clean energy by 2045, and our work plays a critical role in our customers' lives and in communities we serve across Idaho and Oregon.

What does an Environment Health & Safety Specialist do for us?

This position contributes to the effective environmental compliance, health, and safety and training of Idaho Power's gas and combined cycle power generation plants by providing on-site expertise. Responsibilities include environmental health and industrial hygiene in partnership with the corporate Compliance organization, and safety risk assessment/remediation, training, and investigation assistance in partnership with the corporate Safety organization, as well as providing safety, environmental and technical training to plant personnel as needed. This role develops safety training materials, conducts monthly safety meetings and annual block training, as well as supports the on-site environmental compliance needs associated with the operating air permits, including data collection of information necessary to maintain compliance with the air permits associated with Idaho Power's simple and combined cycle generation plants. This position is also responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive safety management systems and proactive safety processes, including comprehensive assessments and behavioral safety processes.

In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state.


Knowledge of:

Federal, state, and local regulatory safety standards
The Idaho Power Safety Manual
Safety policies and working rules
Occupational safety/health at the awareness level
Good working knowledge of environmental laws, rules, and regulations, including regulatory precedents, priorities, and practices
The practical application of engineering science and technology to comply with environmental regulations Auditing and implementing compliance programs
Providing site data collection and reporting on air compliance requirements
Environmental regulations that affect the electric utility industry

Skills in:

Effectively communicating complex laws and regulations in easily understandable terms
Analyzing root causes and recommending practical and effective solutions
Writing technical material clearly
Project and time management
The use of personal computers including software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and compliance tracking tools

Ability to:

Apply general regulations to specific cases
Prepare, conduct, coordinate and track required personnel training
Interpret regulatory requirements
Communicate clearly and effectively
Build strong, strategic working relationships throughout the company and with regulators
Cooperatively solve problems
Work independently and in a team environment
Identify direct, indirect, and root causes, as well as practical solutions and controls
Promote compliance without undermining working relationships
Work with a variety of people
Plan, develop and implement safety programs



Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Safety, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or a related field


An equivalent combination of education, experience and certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Safety, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or a related field


5 years full-time safety, environmental or industrial hygiene experience including direct work experience with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Air Act (CAA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations
5 years professional safety-related work experience with preference given for safety experience in the utility business and/or Journeyman experience in power production
5 years direct work experience with RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, CAA and CWA regulations

Licenses & Certifications:

Valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record required
Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSPA)

The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist position requires the ability to ascend/descend a combination of ladders and stairs equal to 150 vertical feet to test and maintain boiler stacks, gas turbines, and other machinery. The employee must also be able to get into tight, confined spaces for evaluation and testing, requiring lifts of no more than 30 lbs. of gear/tools. They also oversee the environmental and safety aspects during outages and maintenance activities, which may require working outside in all kinds of weather conditions. They perform vehicle and facility inspections in the field that require lifting, crawling, and operation of equipment. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

Additional environmental and safety training may be required.

May need to respond to emergencies and other situations as needed outside of regular working hours.


Adaptability, Building Partnerships, Communication, Customer Orientation, Decision Making, Influencing, Planning and Organizing, Work Standards


Need Assistance Completing Your Application?

Please contact our Recruiting Office if you have questions, require assistance or accommodation while applying for employment with Idaho Power Company: Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email:

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

Please note: Idaho Power will not provide sponsorship for obtaining an employment visa, such as an H-1B visa.%143988%

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