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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Environmental Health & Safety

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Boston University
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, Environmental Health & Safety

Tracking Code9494 Job Description

The position of Environmental Specialist is responsible for assisting the Associate Director of Environmental Management in the ongoing management of the environmental programs at Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC).

The duties include:

  • providing for the safe and compliant management of radioactive waste
  • Conducting audits of environmental programs across all departments to assess compliance with institutional, local, state and federal regulations.
  • Inspecting oil tanks, chemical storage areas, water treatment systems, generators, refrigeration units and many other environmentally-sensitive operations which must be monitored to avoid incidents and potential fines.
Required Skills

Bachelor's degree preferred and 1-3 years experience. Valid Drivers License. Basic digital literacy including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. OSHA Hazwoper 40 hour Certificate.

Ability to respond to emergencies on campus during off hours, including weekends and holidays as part of the on-call emergency response team. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, excellent written & oral communication skills. Passion to work with different organizations within the academic community as well as outside regulatory agencies.

Must have or acquire the 24 or 40-hour OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response training.

This position requires completion of a pre-placement physical questionnaire, on-site physical, medical surveillance, and criminal background check.

Physical duties include:
  1. Lift up to 70 lbs
  2. Vision, and auditory requirement within normal parameters
  3. Walking and Standing: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  4. Bending and Twisting Neck & Back: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  5. Squatting & Kneeling: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day
  6. Pushing/Pulling: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 2-4hour per day Change To- 2-4 Hours at one time and 4-8 hours per day.
  7. Repetitive Hand Movement with Simple Grasping: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day
  8. Repetitive Hand Movement with Power Grasping:< than .5 hour at a time & 1-2 hours per day
  9. Fine Manipulation: 1 Hand: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day
  10. Reaching above/below shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day
  11. Reaching/Trunk Rotation above shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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