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Safety Manager

Seffner, Florida, 33584, United States
April 09, 2018

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I am seeking to utilize my seventeen (**) years of experience in the fields of Civil/Environmental Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety to assist an organization to maintain a safe and well-rounded work culture. My areas of adeptness include: Occupational Health & Safety Training, Consulting, Safety Program and Curriculum Development, Industrial and Environmental Site Assessments, Groundwater Remediation Methods and Brownfields Programs.


2010 – Masters of Liberal Arts/Africana Studies

Focus: New Government Movements in Latin America, Global Development Concepts

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

2000 - Bachelor of Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering

Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL.

1995 - Visiting Student, Environmental, Civil & Mining Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Visiting Student, Risk Management, Mining Processes, & Land Rehabilitation Program, Chamber of Mines, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Visiting Student, Research on water resources and hydrology in the upper Gauteng Region, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa


2015 - National Center for Construction Education and Research (CORE Instructor NCCER)

Mining Safety Health Administration (MSHA) Instructor #27266149

2014 - AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector #57141A

2012 - Phosphate Workplace Safety

Polk State College, Lakeland, FL

Federal Port Safety Training

Inspectorate America, Tampa, FL

2006 - Certified Environmental Trainer (CET)

Environmental Compliance Training Institute, Sarasota, FL

2006 - Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) – Lic. # 334

Certified Florida Environmental Assessor (CFEA) – Lic. # 444

International Society of Technical & Environmental Professionals (INSTEP), Tampa, FL

2004 - Soil Studies & Identification Certification

USGS & Southwest Florida Water Management District, Sarasota, FL

Disaster Assessment Training & Certification

Florida Department of Transportation Orlando, FL

2001 - Hurricane Mitigation Certification

FEMA & Blueprint Florida Ocala, FL

2000 – HAZWOPER/HAZMAT Training

Environmental Compliance Training Institute, Sarasota, FL


Bilingual (Fluent Spanish)

Instructor and consultant of: OSHA, MSHA, ISO 14001, NCCER

Technical Research & Writing

HSE Development & Compliance

Risk Management

Environmental Due Diligence

Knowledge of CERCLA/RCRA Policies

Public Outreach & Community


Environmental Policy & Regulation

Emergency Response

Construction Site Management

Water Reuse & Rehabitation

2017 – Ripa Associates Civil & Utilities – Tampa, FL – Safety Inspector/Trainer

Successfully trained and oriented employees with regard to safety regulations in the Construction Industry;

Successfully conducted field safety audits of various construction sites to determine compliance.

2016 –2017 - South Carolina Department of Mental Health (FEMA)– Allendale/Hampton, S.C. - Team Leader Allendale/Hampton, S.C. - Team Leader –

Successfully trained and supervised 6 employees as we assessed the residential and commercial structural damage related to Hurricane Matthew Disaster in Hampton and Allendale Counties;

Successfully supervised and conducted community engagement in both counties based on FEMA Disaster Guidelines;

Successfully liaised with each county emergency management department and associated agencies;

Successfully provide public educational forums to educate the community on safety and emergency procedures;

Provided information to help families cope with stress and prepare for future hurricanes.

2014 – APEX Companies, LLC. – Temple Terrace, FL. – Project Engineer

Participated in HSE meetings participating in creating corporate safety policies and preparation;

Asbestos inspection of facilities set for demolition or renovation;

Successfully managed projects involving water remediation, well installation, sampling of groundwater and soils and sub-slab vapor extraction of commercial buildings;

I successfully executed all tasks with measurable results using all of the current technology and official methods for sampling;

Wrote technical reports for all activities

2003-05 - South Florida Water Management District, Orlando, FL. –Regulatory Environmental Engineer

Conducted surface water regulation & permitting (SWP) of surface water drainage designs and control structures based upon district jurisdiction guidelines; Frequently met with environmental scientists and other officials to complete Environmental Resource Permits (ERP);

Assisted with the construction/infrastructural development of commercial and residential areas within the district;

coordinated with engineers from FDOT and private firms on drainage for major roads and highway designs;

Liaised with Reedy Creek and Disney engineers to complete critical Disney construction design projects;

Member of the Kissimmee Disaster Assessment Team (KISDAT)

2001-02 - Tampa-Hillsborough Urban League, Tampa, FL. - Grant Program Director

Successfully directed a $2 million budget pilot grant to redevelop historic West Tampa;

Hired six qualified contractors to conduct repairs, painting, and landscaping for local homes and businesses;

Created workplans and HSE plans for various project deliverables; developed curriculum and conducted certification classes; taught OSHA 40 hr. HAZWOPER certification courses.

1998 - Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems, Tallahassee, FL. - Engineer

As a case manager for the Pre-approval Program, responsibilities included; reviewing contamination assessment reports (CAR); preparing and approving remedial action plans (RAP) for contaminated sites throughout the State of Florida; determining the design and feasibility for installation of remediation systems and overseeing land remediation stages from Phase 1 to completion (NFA).


1999 - Present – Environmental and Safety Consulting

Acting as a consultant providing training and managing projects involving Workplace Safety; Environmental Health and Safety; Environmental Site Assessments involving hazardous and petroleum materials; Sustainability and Development; Risk analysis; providing safety and work plans and training for clients’ sites. Major consulting projects include:

2017 – Economic & Environmental Development Advisor to County Commissioners Shedron D. Williams & Ronald Winn – Hampton County, S.C.

I successfully advised and presented economic development plans for county commissioners in the South Carolina Lowcountry county areas;

I conducted Due Diligence studies for Industrial Facilities for commissioners and relevant County Planning Councils;

I conducted field reconnaissance for the installation of solar panel fields for suitable buffers for neighborhoods.

2017 –2018 - Florida Career Source & Magnagas – Clear Water, FL – Facility and Site Safety Consultant

Successfully provided HSE audit and regulatory consulting for the company’s production and distribution facilities (i.e. job hazard analysis);

Successfully provided OSHA HAZWOPER and DOT Hazmat training.

2010-2017- Small Construction Services – Tampa, FL – Safety and Project Manager

Successfully developed business and managed construction projects, both residential and commercial.

Site projects ranged from basic construction to severe mold remediation from Tampa to Orlando, Florida;

I successfully secured contracts, managed company policies budgets, conducted safety training, prepared Work Plans and Hazardous Assessment Site Plans and placed trainees.

2015 – St. Petersburgh College Global Corporate College – St. Petersburgh, FL – Training Instructor/Consultant

Successfully provided critical professional training courses for Lutheran Services on behalf of St. Petersburgh College’s Global Corporate College.

2010– 2016 - CDC of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL –Occupational Safety Trainer& Curriculum Developer

Responsibilities include developing and conducting safety training for the Tampa Bay CDC / Workforce Employment Training Grant for qualified participants;

I successfully trained and certified participants in a variety of OSHA safety certification classes including: HAZWOPER/HAZMAT, Workplace Safety, Forklift operation, Lock Out-Tag Out, Confined Spaces and safety to prepare them for employment opportunities.

Consulting Experience Continued …

2006 – 2013 - Environmental Evaluations, Tampa, FL. - Site Manager / Sr. Environmental Specialist (Private


I developed HSE plans for major remediation and construction sites;

Successfully conducted field sampling, groundwater remediation, technical writing and mapping for the purpose of monitoring well installation.

2013 – Present - Learn Smart – Video training Curriculum – Tampa, FL – Subject Matter Expert

As a consultant, I successfully designed HSE curriculum, co-managed a team to write, and designed video scripts and power point presentations for 20 training courses.

These course subject materials have been publicized.

I currently act as the designated subject matter expert involving HSE training subjects.

2013 – 2014 –Cardno/TBE – City of Tampa - Brownfields Multi-purpose Grant – Tampa, FL - Project Manager

I managed environmental outreach to educate the citizens and stakeholders of the Tampa Park, Ybor City, and Encore communities about the best land use application for revitalization of the subject area;

I hired and supervised two graduate interns from the University of South Florida Global Sustainability Program, who assisted with program coordination.

2012 – 13 - Mosaic/Aerotek, Mulberry, FL – Environmental Engineering Field Technologist (Contractor)

Responsibilities include the sampling and testing of surfacewater conditions on reclaimed lands for a phosphate mining operation at South Peirce and Hookers Prairie Mines;

Collected industrial waste water for contamination levels;

Successfully observe and report any possible safety risk in the plant and in the field with respect to sampling processes.

2011-12 - Inspectorate America Corporation - Tampa, FL - Engineering Contractor/Inspector

Responsibilities included conducting commercial ship hold inspections to assure the avoidance of contamination of the fertilizers and animal feed being exported abroad;

Conducted inspections of fertilizers and petroleum products at various ports in Florida (central); Trained in maritime and port safety.


Candidate for the Florida House of Representatives District 61 - 2016

The Allendale County Interagency Planning Council (South Carolina)

West Tampa CRA Community Action Council (CAC)

West Tampa CDC (Board of Directors)

Barrio Latino Commission (Former Commissioner)

International Society of Technical and Environmental Professionals (INSTEP)

Florida Brownfields Association (FBA)

Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals (TBAEP)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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