Jim Powers, Environmental Health & Safety Engineer
Mr. Powers has been employed in his current position since 1997 and has eight additional/prior year’s work experience with a Florida-based private environmental consulting and testing firm. Mr. Powers has a B.S. degree in Criminology from Florida State University. He holds a Fire Safety Inspector I Certification, is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and certification for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. He is responsible for the district’s asbestos programs as the Local Education Agency designee and holds Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, and Asbestos Management Planner certifications. He has additional programmatic responsibility for fire detection and suppression systems, hazardous materials management, petroleum storage tanks and contamination assessments, lead and radon testing and abatement, pollution prevention and recycling. As a leader of the EH&S and Central Custodial Services Team, Mr. Powers is responsible for daily operations, staff supervision, and project management. His organizational strengths include employee motivation and time management.