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