Joseph brings 39 years of knowledge and experience in the regulatory arena with both the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the State of Texas. In his 21 years of experience in the USCG, Joseph was a Marine Vessel Inspector, Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s Representative, Spill Response Officer, Facility Compliance Officer, and Training Instructor. In his 18 years as a Senior Response Officer with the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) Oil Spill Division, he was designated as a lead senior trainer and instructor for spill response, equipment deployments, vessel and facility compliance, and State On-Scene Coordinator’s Representative.
During this time he was also a planner, designer, State On-Scene Coordinator and instructor for regional and international training and exercise, including being part of the design team for MEXUS since the first exercise in 2002. Over the past 15 years Joseph has been an authorized Train-the-Trainer under the Hazardous Material Research Institute (HMTRI) and National Institute for Environmental Health Science (NIEHS). He has also been an OSHA authorized trainer for General Industry, Construction, Ship-breaking, Agricultural Terrorism, and the maritime industry. He has been a detailed plan writer for maritime and petrochemical facilities, including international airports. Lastly he has been a FEMA authorized Train-the-Trainer for deliverables of the incident command system (ICS) and section-specific training.
His response background with the State of Texas and the USCG has provided Joseph an extensive knowledge in all levels of industry and maritime vessels, and an in-depth understanding of regulatory requirements