Environmental Protection Technician

Job description

Environmental Protection Technician

Date Posted: 12/14/2020
Req ID:2264
Faculty/Division: Asst VP - Operations & Services
Department: F.&S. Utilities -05
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The University of Toronto is a trailblazer not only in academia and research but also in ensuring operational excellence. U of T’s Facilities and Services group works diligently to make sure all stakeholders have a safe, clean, comfortable, attractive and sustainable environment in which to learn, teach and play. The Facilities & Services portfolio includes the operation and stewardship of over $3.5 billion in physical assets at the St. George campus situated in the heart of Canada’s largest city. We manage and provide service to over 120 buildings totaling 12 million square feet plus the operation and management of an extensive district energy system supporting more than 150 buildings. Not only are we One of Canada's Best Employers, we are one of Canada's Greenest Employers.

Your opportunity:

You will take a critical role in ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the campus by coordinating the removal of chemical, radiological and biological materials. Maintaining a hazardous materials classification record and inventory, updating waste manifests, monitoring and assessing consultant and contractor performance, checking that work performed meets expected standards are some of the key responsibilities. You will also act as a resource, providing advice to various stakeholders on emergency response processes and preparedness. As a subject matter specialist, you will be monitoring, assessing, analyzingand interpreting contamination levels. You are passionate that health and safety/security regulations are being followed, and when necessary, reporting, recording and referring issues for resolution. You will have regular interaction with a wide variety of university stakeholders and be will key in facilitating collaboration between staff and emergency response teams.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring and assessing consultant and contractor performance
  • Conducting final inspection of work completed by contractors
  • Determining logistical details required for decommissioning process
  • Monitoring and assessing consultant and contractor performance
  • Coordinating the removal of chemical, radiological and biological materials
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Exercising extreme care and sustained attention to prevent serious injury or harm
  • Serving as a resource to a group or on a function

Essential Qualifications:

  • University degree in science or engineering with a strong background in chemistry, biological agents, radiation, chemical
    technology specializing in hazard control and/or environmental studies or equivalent combination of education and
  • Four years of experience in the use and handling of hazardous substances (chemical, biological and/or radioactive) or anequivalent combination of education and experience. Includes of experience in radiochemistry, health physics and/ortoxicology desirable. Willingness to participate in on going medical surveillance program and to be trained and usehazardous substances protective equipment including respirators and self-contained breathing air units.
  • Experience with noting compliance during visits in a permitted lab (rad or bio) environment and working with and providing reports tocompliance inspectors within a University setting.
  • Knowledgeable of the Ontario Health & Safety Act and General Waste Regulation.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Courteous
  • Multi-tasker
  • Punctual
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Closing Date: 01/27/2021,11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time