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AVP, Environmental Specialist
Division: Risk Management
Department: Enterprise Risk Management
Reports to: VP, Senior Appraisal Manager
Location: Any Major Northeastern Berkshire Bank Location
The Environmental Specialist is responsible for supporting all commercial lending. They will be responsible for the day-to-day environmental due diligence of the lending portfolio of the bank. The applicant must be well versed in the principles of environmental risk oversight in the context of lending. The Environmental Specialist will be responsible to review/revise policy and procedures as needed and to ensure that the vendors follow our Master Service Agreement.
Review environmental due diligence reports and all environmental assignments and make sure all aspect of the bank’s Master Service Agreement are met. Promptly answer daily questions from internal employees and external vendors relating to environmental reports in process, completed reports and review, or environmental policy and procedures.
Ensure continued compliance of policy and program with financial regulatory and bank requirements.
Monitor work in progress via Internet based tracking system (RIMS).
Remain current with financial and environmental regulations as they apply to the lending process.
Responsible for the bidding and engaging due diligence services as requested, reviewing the due diligence reports upon receipt from the external environmental vendors and reporting the results to internal line.
Conduct annual review of approved environmental lists and vendor scorecard ratings. Review new vendor applications and sample reports, and to provide recommendation to Vice President-Senior Appraisal Manager to add firms to the approved list or delete unqualified firms from the list.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
Ensures compliance with all banking laws, rules, regulations, and prescribed policies/practices/procedures necessary to reduce risk and uphold ethical standards related to and required by one’s duties.
Berkshire Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering, preferably in environmental science/engineering such as chemistry, geology, civil or chemical engineering
or a minimum of 5 years of environmental due diligence and site assessment experience
Preferably 3 years of banking experience
Skills & Knowledge:
Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Intimate familiarity with environmental site remediation projects, regulatory closure process, estimating corrective cost, SBA SOP, environmental insurance, regulatory requirements , UST Cleanup Fund, vapor intrusion. Brownfield lending and ASTM E1527,1528,etc.