ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROFESSIONAL- CONTRIBUTING

Location
Greenville, Pitt County
Posted
Apr 25, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description: The selected candidate will serve primarily in a support role for the university's laboratory safety programs. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, chemical inventory management, chemical waste collection and management, laboratory inspections, grant reviews, chemical fume hood certifications, and industrial hygiene equipment maintenance/calibration. The selected candidate will assist with and/or coordinate lab safety training, HAZMAT training, and new employee orientation training. The selected candidate will also serve as a member of the university's HazMat response team. It is essential that candidates possess excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as competence in computers. Experience with computer database/spreadsheet applications (MS Excel/Access) and Word is desired. Candidates should also possess good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision. Candidates should possess considerable knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and codes including OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency, and state personnel. Candidates should possess the ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and seek controls of occupational hazards in the work environment. The ability to conduct training and to communicate the technical information effectively, often to a non-technical audience, is critical for success in this position. The selected candidate will often work independently and will need to be self-motivated. Experience in a university or research setting is preferred. HAZWOPER certification is also preferred. Once employed, the selected candidate will need to obtain and maintain all required training (HAZWOPER, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: This position is subject to the Career Banding Salary Administration Plan. Pay will be commensurate with applicant's competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations. Salary Grade Equivalent: 70 (for reduction-in-force priority purposes only)

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