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Job ID: 123783

Hazardous Materials Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted May 24, 2019
Title Hazardous Materials Specialist
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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University of Idaho

Hazardous Materials Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Finance & Administration

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $27.89 per hour or more, commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the director of Environmental Health and Safety, this position directs and supervises within the Hazardous Materials Program by managing the University's hazardous waste management, PCB management, used oil management and hazard communication programs, providing technical expertise in the handling, use, storage and characteristics of hazardous materials and responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials. This is an essential position that will be called upon in the event of an emergency and/or university closure.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree (or higher) in chemistry or related scientific field with a minimum of 10 hours in chemistry.

Experience: Minimum six years direct experience in hazardous waste operations, in addition to educational requirement, and a minimum of two years supervisory experience in a hazardous waste management program.

Must have completed an EPA/OSHA 40-hour hazardous waste operations/emergency response training course.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in chemistry (preferred) or other scientific discipline with a minimum of 40 hours in chemistry.

Hazardous waste operational experience in an institution of higher education.

Experience incorporating strategic planning initiatives into the routine work plan

Good knowledge of: principles and analytical techniques used in chemistry; principles of chemical hazards; state and federal laws and regulations relating to hazardous waste management, transportation of hazardous materials, PCB management and used oil management; procedures for collecting, preparing for transport and disposal of hazardous materials.

Knowledge of: monitoring and measurement instrumentation use; waste minimization techniques; computer database systems.

Demonstrated ability to: assess hazards, interpret technical data; interpret and apply complex written material such as technical manuals, regulations, and reference materials; use personal protective and respiratory protection equipment; use spill response materials and equipment; communicate succinctly and effectively with individuals and groups; deal effectively with the diverse members of the university community; manage multiple projects and appropriately prioritize a heavy workload and client needs; self-motivate with a proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic can do work ethic; use personal computers.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Waste handling and emergency response duties require the wearing of protective and respiratory protection equipment and require lifting and/or otherwise moving objects weighing up to 500 pounds, using material handling equipment as necessary.

Willing and able to respond to emergencies at any hour; work with hazardous materials; participate in medical surveillance program; participate in specific training programs for the purpose of securing and maintaining pertinent certifications; engage in minimal travel for the purpose of attending training classes and performing work-related tasks at different university facilities.

Physical ability to: wear and maintain appropriate personal protective and respiratory protection equipment; work in adverse environmental conditions and lift or otherwise move objects weighing 50 pounds or more; must possess and maintain a valid drivers license and live within 15 miles of the University of Idaho or be willing to relocate to within 15 miles of Moscow within six months of initial hire.

Posting Number: SP002188P

Posting Date: 05/15/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Please answer all questions thoroughly one word answers, incomplete sentences, etc. will not score well. Your application will determine interview status, and reflects communication skills.

Priority will be given to applications received on or before June 17, 2019.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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