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Technician, Environmental Health & Safety

Employer
Austin Community College
Location
Austin, TX
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Information
Location:
As assigned.
Hours:
Generally Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, with some evenings and weekends to meet business needs and respond to emergencies.
Salary:
Technician 4/118 ($33,316.00 - $47,593.00)
FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt
Reports To:
Executive Director, Environmental Health, Safety & Insurance
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job


To provide support of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards and programs across the Austin Community College (ACC) District such as performing surveys and inspections of safety systems.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Supports the EHS team in the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of ACC Environmental Health and Safety programs, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors environmental compliance issues and provides assistance with workplace safety matters. Performs and/or oversees environmental monitoring for facility discharges, storm water management and other environmental related permits. Performs routine industrial and hazardous waste management activities such as waste inventories, vendor scheduling and waste haul oversight, and manifest tracking and filing.
  • Conducts investigations and root cause analysis and may make resolution recommendations. Implements corrective/preventative actions and continuous improvement activities as directed.
  • Maintains various reporting systems and provides safety analysis as required. Assists in job hazard assessments by participating in processes and procedures and researching industry best practices and regulatory requirements. Participates in EHS site audits, inspections, and routine surveys including the developing and drafting of audit documentation, tracking corrective actions, and monitoring trends in results of audit activities.
  • Maintains EHS files and records. Modifies and implements compliance tracking programs and recordkeeping systems.
  • Assists in the development of technical documents including EHS procedures, programs, and guidance documents.
  • Informs personnel regarding procedures and/or status of work orders for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with health and safety regulations. Coordinates with others for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently and effectively.
  • Assists in maintaining, updating, and coordinating collegewide EHS training programs including setup and use of training management system.
  • Participates in college and EHS committee meetings. Attends meetings, workshops, training, and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Responds as requested and required to institutional emergencies as needed, on an on-call rotational basis.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Familiarity with local, state, and federal codes as they apply to security and life safety equipment. Familiarity with employee exposures and air/waste/water compliance. Demonstrated ability to evaluate environmental health and safety related risks. Demonstrated awareness and understanding of EHS policy and management system, the importance of confirming to EHS policies and procedures, and consequences of failing to comply with EHS policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of EHS risks and impacts of work activities and the benefits of improving EHS performance. Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems. Demonstrated knowledge of calibration equipment, blueprints, schematics, and precision measuring equipment. Knowledge of safe work behaviors and interpretation of EHS data.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


    Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy. Effective organization and planning skills. Ability to maintain an established work schedule. Mechanical aptitude. Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures. Ability to understand and follow instructions precisely. Ability to read blueprints, architectural, mechanical, and electrical documents. Ability to work independently and as a team. Ability to use test equipment, such as multi-meter. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to draw conclusions and recommend courses of action. Ability to develop and deliver EHS training material for various personnel. Ability to safely drive an ACC vehicle.Technology Skills


    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience


  • Two years related work experience.
  • Required Education


  • Associate degree.

    Four years of related work experience may substitute for this education requirement. Applicants who substitute work experience to meet the education requirement must use additional related work experience to meet the years of "Required Work Experience" for this position. Please note that the college reserves the right to amend these terms of substitution at any time.
  • Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other


    Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.Physical Requirements


    Work is performed outdoors, in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety


  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

    Organization

    The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

    Mission and Vision

    The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

    • General education and academic transfer
    • Workforce education
    • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
    • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)

     

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