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Job ID: 147861

Environmental Health & Safety Technician
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Oct. 20, 2020
Title Environmental Health & Safety Technician
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation
    Public Safety

Environmental Health & Safety Technician

Job ID: 221240

Location: Georgia Southern - Savannah

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Provide support for Georgia Southern University EHS program regarding hazardous waste, universal waste or biomedical waste. Support fire safety for campus by overseeing fire extinguisher inspections and annual maintenance throughout campus. Respond to emergencies related to hazardous waste. Lead the campus in preventing any related issues. The EHS Technician may also perform similar tasks on the Statesboro Campus to support the needs of the department.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Respond to work order requests for pickups of hazardous waste, universal waste or biomedical waste
  • Perform monthly fire extinguishers inspections throughout campus and fire extinguisher annual maintenance
  • Coordinate with vendor for maintenance needed on fire extinguishers and perform exchanges
  • Perform monthly Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) inspections throughout campus
  • Perform monthly eyewash testing and quarterly safety shower flushing
  • Provide assistance with annual certification projects which include: chemical fume hoods and biological safety cabinets
  • Assist with fire and life safety building inspections, lab/shop safety inspections, environmental compliance inspections, and sustainability activities
  • Maintain accurate and concise records
  • Respond to incidents, customer requests, emergencies and site clean-ups

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Associate's degree or two or more years of post-secondary education/training in environmental protection, health, industrial hygiene, safety, physical science, engineering, chemistry, biology, or related field

Required Experience
  • One (1) year of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of regulations governing EHS programs; experience in higher education, research laboratories, environmental consultation, or comparable institutional environment
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences or related field

Preferred Experience
  • Forty (40) hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training
  • Three (3) years of related work experience

Proposed Salary
$30,900 - $37,800

Required Documents to Attach
Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Ability to research and apply EHS compliance regulations to site operations
  • Ability to work with limited supervision

  • Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations and applicable industry standards in the field

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Use effective communication and human relations skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
  • Effective communication (verbal and written); organizational (time management and detail orientation); and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service centered work ethic
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Apply Before Date
November 06, 2020

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Contact Information
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For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Exposed to external elements
  • Use/wear respiratory protection and other protective equipment as deemed necessary
  • Follow all safety policies in performance of work and wear personal protective equipment when needed
  • Employee must occasionally work outdoors in varying weather conditions
  • Able to work extended hours at night, on weekends, or at special events
  • Employee must be able to walk for extended periods
  • Must be able to maneuver up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation
  • Ability to use respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment as deemed necessary

Background Check
Standard and Education

Department Information
9910401 - Environmental Health & Safety

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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