Lab Safety Exposure Monitoring Specialist-EHS I

Location
Riverside, Riverside County
Posted
Mar 28, 2014
Salary: $48,678 - $74,144
Title: Lab Safety Exposure Monitoring Specialist-EHS I
Category: Campus Operations and Facilities
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Date Posted: 03/27/2014
Schedule:
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
The University of California, Riverside has an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Safety Monitoring Specialist. The EHS Lab Safety/Monitoring Specialist will perform industrial hygiene exposure monitoring, in support of the EHS III-Laboratory Compliance Officer, developing exposure monitoring plans and projects costs, interacting with laboratory departments and the Campus Industrial Hygienist. Under the direction of the EHS III- Laboratory Compliance Officer, this position will serve as a point of contact between EH&S and the laboratory personnel to address common problems regarding hazard evaluations and standard operating procedure (SOP) development.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor''s degree in chemistry, biology, or closely related field, and a minimum of one year of recent chemical laboratory experience; or in research laboratory safety, medical/hospital, public or occupational health/safety environments; or an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Demonstrated knowledge of standard laboratory procedures. Demonstrated knowledge in laboratory safety processes, including standard operating procedure (SOP) development and hazard evaluation. Knowledge of occupational regulations and environmental requirements for air, hazard communication, water, waste and tank management. Demonstrated knowledge of key laboratory health and safety issues in a research setting and the ability to develop solutions and procedures. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement EHS compliance, recording and reporting plans. Experience in developing and using metrics to measure and improve processes and services. Knowledge of chemical compatibilities and hazard classifications and the ability to interpret safety data sheets. Knowledge of and skill in using chemical safety compliance laboratory procedures, equipment and instrumentation including proper personal protective equipment, safe handling equipment, and common laboratory analytical devices and tools. Skill in investigating, documenting and analyzing laboratory near-miss incidents and accidents.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to interact and maintain working relationships with University administration, faculty and departments, private industry representatives, and governmental agencies, including skills to clearly communicate information to a broad variety of people in written form, in person, and on the telephone. Proven ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Demonstrated skill in public speaking and comfort in representing the university and the department to the community and general public. Skill in working independently and effectively, following through on assignments with minimal direction and a fluctuating workload with a demonstrated ability to collect, compile and extract data, organize, and manipulate data from multiple sources, and to use appropriate analytical and statistical procedures needed to identify problems and trends, recommend action to be taken, and implement necessary solutions, policies and procedures.

Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), online and web-based tracking systems, and other EH&S software (e.g., chemical inventory management, SDS management, etc.).

Ability to work in office, academic, research laboratory environments. Frequent walking, standing, sitting, fine-finger dexterity to manipulate computer, operate and calibrate equipment; occasional bending and stooping, squatting, pushing/pulling, lifting items of up to 50lbs intermittently. Ability to participate in Emergency Response Team activities. Ability to move heavy and bulky materials; carry emergency gear, climb ladders, and wear air-purifying respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus in toxic stressful atmospheres. Ability to pass a physical examination for emergency response team and safely w ear and work in personal protective equipment including respirator and SCBA.

California driver''s license.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master''s degree in biochemistry/chemistry or physical science and four years of chemical laboratory experience.

Additional Information:
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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