Chemical Hygiene Officer and Dangerous Goods Shipping Specialist

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Posting NumberSF00975Job TitleChemical Hygiene Officer and Dangerous Goods Shipping SpecialistPosition Number109867FTE1.00FLSAExemptPosition TypeProfessional StaffUnionPSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level11Pay Grade Range$54,363 - $81,985Status Calendar Year, Full-time, LimitedDepartmentEnvironmental Health & SafetyContact(s)

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/ExtensionContact EmailPhysical DemandsCampus LocationKingstonGrant FundedExtension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 06-30-2022, with possible renewal.
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Job Description Summary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 6, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 27, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 27, 2020) may not be given full consideration.
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BASIC FUNCTION:

Establish and maintain appropriate protocols and oversight for all areas of the University that contain hazardous chemicals. Ensure proper management of chemicals including storage, inventory, usage, and disposal. Assist University faculty, students and staff ship dangerous goods and other regulated hazardous materials in adherence with federal and state regulations. Perform all responsibilities as required of a university Chemical Hygiene Officer by federal regulations. Provide training for all University personnel, including faculty, staff, and students, who work with chemicals and/or who may manage waste.

Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide training for all laboratory and support personnel exposed to chemicals, including instruction regarding the safe use, storage, and disposal of chemical waste, as well as emergency procedures and regulatory requirements.

Inspect laboratories and other areas of campus that contain hazardous chemicals to ensure compliance with environmental health and safety and hazardous waste regulations. Document inspections using web-based inspection software. If necessary, conduct follow-up inspections to ensure the areas come into compliance.

Manage all aspects of the dangerous goods shipping program by ensuring items are classified properly in compliance with domestic and international dangerous goods regulations (DOT, IATA, IMDG), and applicable regulations pertaining to the shipment and/or storage of hazardous materials. Assist faculty, staff and students in procurement of appropriate shipping and packaging containers. Pick, pack and process packages of hazardous materials/dangerous goods for shipment. Use shipping software to ship hazardous materials/dangerous goods. Provide day-to-day regulatory guidance on packaging specifications, marking, labeling, and shipping documents.

Maintain subject matter expertise and certifications for shipping dangerous goods in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Manage the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that are received at the Safety Office.

Provide assistance to Principal Investigators (PIs) and lab users in preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for use of certain chemicals, procedures or equipment.

Maintain safety and spill equipment throughout the University.

Respond to and investigate incidents and complaints involving chemical handling,
storage, disposal, and spills. Collect chemical waste containers for storage in Main Accumulation area.

Provide guidance and develop training materials to assist University personnel in complying with EPA and DEM requirements in order to ensure regulatory compliance with hazardous waste (RCRA) disposal regulations and the University Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Track and report on the following: employee training, hazardous waste manifests,
chemical acquisitions and inventories, summaries of work completed, etc., and
related reports.

Collect data and prepare reports for regulatory agencies and assist in the implementation of corrective actions and recommendations that result from inspections by these agencies.

Serve on the University’s Waste Minimization Committee to assist the campus in the following: reducing usage of hazardous chemicals, substituting safer chemical alternatives, reducing exposure to hazardous chemicals, promoting recycling and proper management of campus waste.

Conduct regular inspections to ensure that laboratory safety standards are rigorously followed.

Develop emergency plans for handling accidental spills and personnel contamination and for investigating laboratory accidents.

Provide advice on chemical laboratory security.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Be on call to respond to incidents involving chemical handling, storage, disposals, environmental spills, and biosafety issues.

Attend training classes on safety and regulatory compliance topics in order to stay current on these topics.

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Personal computers, printers; cell phone; word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software. Valid driver’s license.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1.Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related laboratory science or environmental health and safety.

2.Minimum three years of professional experience in safety and chemical hygiene.

3. Minimum three years of professional experience in hazardous waste management.

4.Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (such as EPA, RIDEM, OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA).

5.Demonstrated experience advising laboratory workers and others on chemical safety, exposure control, and compliance regulations.

6.Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain detailed records.

7.Demonstrated computer skills, including word processing and database management.

8.Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

9.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

10.Demonstrated supervisory experience.

11.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

12.Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1.Demonstrated experience and knowledge of dangerous goods shipping and applicable regulations.

Environmental Conditions

The incumbent is subject to both inside and outside work, and extreme cold and hot temperatures can be encountered, as well as noise, hazards, hazardous materials, atmospheric conditions, oils, etc. May need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). The nature of the work requires bending, reaching, ascending and descending stairs, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (up to 50 lbs.), carrying, feeling, talking, and hearing.

Posting Date10/15/2020Closing DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

Quicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.uri.edu/postings/7469Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related laboratory science or environmental health and safety?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have a minimum three years of professional experience in safety and chemical hygiene?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have a minimum three years of professional experience in hazardous waste management?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations (such as EPA, RIDEM, OSHA, ANSI, and NFPA)?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Do you have demonstrated experience advising laboratory workers and others on chemical safety, exposure control, and compliance regulations?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain detailed records?
      • Yes
      • No
    7. * Do you have demonstrated computer skills, including word processing and database management?
      • Yes
      • No
    8. * Do you have demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    9. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
      • Yes
      • No
    10. * Do you have demonstrated supervisory experience?
      • Yes
      • No
    11. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
      • Yes
      • No
    12. * Do you have and maintain a valid driver’s license?
      • Yes
      • No
    13. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other

     

     

     

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