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Environmental Hazard Tech Entry - 514250

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: Based on qualifications.

Department/Organization: 500202 - Life and Fire Safety

Normal Work Schedule: varies

Job Summary: The Environmental Hazard Technician Entry assists with inspections, testing, and environmental monitoring services in one of the following areas within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety: environmental hazards, hazardous waste, general safety, life safety, laboratory safety, or occupational safety. This is the part of the Environmental Hazard Tech Career Ladder.

Additional Department Summary: The Environmental Hazard Technician for Life Safety provides inspection services of safety equipment in University of Alabama facilities including, but not limited to, fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, exit lights, automated external defibrillators, emergency lights, and other safety and/or security items. These tasks and inspections are completed in accordance with IFC, NFPA and other fire and life safety standards or codes. In addition this position may provide assistance to other EHS functions on a regular basis and may be required to respond after hours. For this reason, this position must be available by UA EHS provided communication device 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Additional tasks performed by the Environmental Hazard Technician may involve regulatory compliance activities or require increased safety knowledge and applications (extinguisher recharging, social event inspections, response to emergencies, food service inspections, etc.).

Required Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma and six (6) months of experience with hazardous waste, general safety, life safety, environmental hazards, laboratory safety, or occupational safety.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report as determined by the insurance carrier.
Final candidates who are not current University of Alabama employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen. Physical may be required.

Skills and Knowledge: Subject matter knowledge in a safety related field, including, but not limited to, life safety (general safety), fire safety, environmental and lab safety.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience inspecting safety equipment, maintaining fire extinguishers (recharging/maintenance),experience performing food service inspections, Fire Service experience, experience working with regulatory agencies, or successful completion of certification trainings pertinent to fire safety, life safety, environmental or lab safety (examples include but are not limited to, Portable Fire Extinguisher Training, Pre-Engineered Kitchen or Industrial Fire Extinguishing System Certifications, Fire Inspector Certifications, Fire Plan Examiner Training, Hazwoper Training, etc.).

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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