(Full-time) Hazardous Materials Data Technician

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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

Overview:The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The Hazardous Materials Data Technician performs a variety of duties and support functions related to hazardous materials and hazardous waste handling and storage; upkeep of Material Safety Data Sheets throughout the various Right to Know Information Centers on campus; and monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations/mandates. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this job class exercise responsibility for gathering, distributing, and maintaining current information and understand health hazards, precautionary measures, emergency procedures, and first aid requirements.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Chief of Campus Safety or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation, and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Essential Functions:

  • Supports handling and storage of hazardous materials and hazardous waste; upkeep of l Safety Data Sheets throughout the various Right to Know Information Centers on campus; and compliance with applicable federal, state, and local statutes and mandates.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve procedures and makes recommendations regarding hazardous materials waste minimization and chemical hazard assessment control.
  • Develops computer tracking methods utilizing various software programs to record information necessary to meet reporting requirements.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for centralization of information required in the tracking of chemical orders and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Inspects campus facilities where hazardous materials are stored and evaluates compliance as assigned.
  • Takes inventory and keeps records of chemicals used throughout the campus as assigned.
  • Communicates and distributes updates of Safety Data Sheets and applicable requirements of legal regulations and mandates to faculty, managers, and classified employees.
  • Provides assistance to District faculty, managers, and staff in matters of accumulation, packaging, storage, labeling, and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Assists in marking and labeling shipping containers and preparing shipping documents and transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Assists in the preparation and presentation of employee training on safe management of hazardous materials and emergency responses.
  • Attends and participates in the District's Health and Safety Committee meetings.
  • Maintains inventory of fire suppression systems and components.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
Knowledge of:
  • Hazardous materials management and waste minimization
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Laws, regulations, and ordinances governing environmental protection, hazardous materials, and wastes
  • Issues affecting regulatory compliance on college campus
  • Acquisition, use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes
  • Emergency response procedures
  • General chemical properties and associated hazards
  • Safe handling procedures and personal protective equipment
  • Record keeping methods and techniques
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Ability to:
  • Ability to:Read, interpret, apply, and explain regulations and procedures
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and up-to-date records, files, inventory, and other documentation
  • Communicate effectively and tactfully orally and in writing
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Respond to questions and inquiries with tact and courtesy
  • Work with a significant degree of independence and judgment
  • Organize work and set priorities
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and ability backgrounds.


Education Required:

  • Minimum of two (2) semesters course work in college-level lab sciences classes, hazardous materials, or related area, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Military hazardous materials experience and certifications may be substituted for experience or education.
Experience Required:
  • One year experience in science or related area.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a Primary Responder Hazardous Materials Certificate Course within a reasonable time period established by the Supervisor.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Experience Preferred:
One year experience in handling emergency hazmat spills.

Additional Information
Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:

  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is on or before January 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the
Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/19/2033
Work Type: Full Time