The Asbestos Program Coordinator (AC) performs a wide variety of health and safety related duties for the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Department. The AC communicates with the professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (secretaries and clerks), physical plant staff (tradespersons, cleaners, shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students, most university departments, regulators and outside vendors. Thus, the AC must communicate well with individuals and be able to independently recognize and evaluate potentially unsafe conditions, and act accordingly to correct the situation. The AC reports directly to the Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene Programs.
The work assignments are primarily based on maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulations. The AC must be familiar with all aspects of the health and safety programs.
Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coordination of campus asbestos and lead programs.
Safety and Industrial Hygiene program support.
Laboratory safety audits and inspections.
Assist with training development and presentation.
Provide emergency response – must be able to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
A Bachelor’s degree plus excellent customer service skills, and good interpersonal skills are required. Additionally, working knowledge of asbestos risk management and legislation are required.
Additional requirements specific to the requirements of the job include:
Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and other database computer programs
Ability to collect samples from various locations, including floors and above suspended ceilings
Ability to accommodate flex scheduling as required by operating needs
A valid New York State driver’s license or candidate must otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
New York State/EPA Certification or training in Asbestos Inspector
New York State/EPA Certification or training in Management Planner
Experience in an academic/research environment
Excellent written communication skills
Field experience in implementing provisions of NYS Code Rule 56 for Asbestos
Experience with performing QA/QC
One year or more experience in the asbestos consultation field