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Job ID: 207043

Hazardous Waste Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2023
Title Hazardous Waste Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Environment, Health and Safety
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services

Position Summary

The Hazardous Waste Manager, within Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Services, provides consultation and programmatic direction on issues related to hazardous waste materials and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) solid waste disposal. The position has frequent oral and written communication with the campus administrators, faculty, professional staff (Ph.D., MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), facilities management, graduate and undergraduate students, and outside vendors. Thus, this position must communicate well with individuals and be able to provide reasonable and feasible guidance based on environmental and safety regulations. The work assignments are primarily based on maintaining compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and standards. The Hazardous Waste Manager must be familiar with the chemistry of hazardous materials and the regulatory complaint programs related to managing their fate from “cradle to grave”.

Key duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Managing all University programs related to hazardous materials and “solid” waste.

• Providing consultation services to the campus.

• Laboratory Safety

• Training faculty, staff and students

• Providing emergency response – must be able to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Science, Environmental Science or Public Health or closely related field.

Demonstrated knowledge of various federal and state safety Hazardous Materials Regulations including those related to U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Transportation and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Demonstrated experience (three years or greater) in hazardous waste management, laboratory safety or environmental compliance. A master’s degree in chemistry or environmental & occupational health may be substituted for this requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

Certification as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Registered Environmental Manager (REM).

A strong background in the chemistry of hazardous materials including a working knowledge of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Experience in an academic, research or government environment.

Physical Demands

Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including respirators and a self-contained breathing apparatus.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs (including hazardous materials containers and supplies).

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