Eh&S Specialist 2

University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 1 week ago

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/09/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 01/18/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Uses applicable EH&S concepts to implement a single-function program or multi-specialty programs applicable to a variety of organization infrastructures and departments. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and for following the defined policies and procedures.

Applies professional level knowledge of subject, including complete knowledge of a specialty area within single academic/occupational discipline. Decision-making takes into account established procedures, relevant laws, regulations and organization policy, communication/outreach, and impact on other EH&S programs.

Under direction, the incumbent uses professional judgment and operates independently to evaluate and correct radiological, chemical, biological, and general safety hazards in facilities where research is conducted, research and teaching laboratories and laboratory support facilities according to industrial hygiene, radiation safety, safety engineering and environmental health principles and practices, as well as government codes and regulations and other legal requirements.

The incumbent will independently perform integrated lab safety surveys to identify chemical, radiation, biological, and general hazards in user's facilities and use the results of these audits to coordinate lab safety efforts for large geographic areas of campus spanning multiple buildings and departments. Must be able to work with laboratory staff to correct deficiencies and build professional relationships toward these goals. The incumbent will also provide routine laboratory safety training for faculty, staff, and students, in a variety of settings from individual to large group audiences.

Incumbent assists in the development of written materials, policies and procedures to support campus laboratory safety program, and contributes to the UCSD Laboratory Safety web page. Incumbent supports other chemical safety and research safety programs including the UCSD Hazard Communication, carcinogen registration, controlled substances, and emergency response. Provides advice and consultation on chemical safety to non-lab facilities and assists the Research Assistance Program Manager on special projects. Assists in the development of objectives and goals for the Research Assistance Program These activities affect departments, groups of departments and occasionally campus-wide activities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Occupational Safety & Health, Industrial Hygiene or closely related field and three (3) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with risk assessment, hazard identification and control, chemical toxicology and properties and the principles of chemical use and storage.

  • Demonstrated experience in design and performance of effective laboratory and shop surveys, and ability to evaluate results of such surveys.

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for disposal of hazardous chemical, biological and radioactive materials.

  • Proven knowledge of current legal requirements, guidelines and prudent practices applying to health and safety issues. Ability to use accepted professional practices to evaluate and respond to emergency situations.

  • Proven knowledge and experience in the identification and evaluation of health and safety hazards. Ability to evaluate occupational health problems and devise solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret construction review plans. Intermediate knowledge of biosafety techniques, terminology and technology.

  • Knowledge of and experience with radioisotope handling techniques, including principles of external radiation dosimetry and biological uptake.

  • Knowledge of and experience with radioisotope measurements/analysis techniques using liquid scintillation, ion chambers, sodium iodide monitors, Geiger counters, gas proportional counters, etc.

  • Knowledge of California Radiation Control Regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations relative to the control and use of radioactive materials.

  • Intermediate knowledge in the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Ability to wear the required appropriate level of PPE including respiratory.

  • Experience with industrial hygiene techniques. Knowledge of the Broadscope Type A Radioactive Materials license issued to the University. Knowledge of fire, electrical and seismic safety issues.

  • Strong ability to use word-processing, spreadsheet and database software to analyze data and prepare reports and training materials.

  • Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects. Able to organize and schedule tasks to complete projects effectively and efficiently.

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment and deal effectively with people in the widest variety of job classifications. Ability to impart health and safety information to workers of differing backgrounds.

  • Ability to develop and present safety training's to groups of over 100 faculty, staff, and students.


  • DOJ/FBI/DMV background checks and clearances are required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.

  • Must be able and willing to wear personal protective equipment, including respirators, and respond to health and safety emergencies.

  • Serve as EHS Response Team member. May be requested to respond back to campus to support the EHS Duty Officer in the event of an after-hours, weekend, or holiday incident involving hazardous materials and/or for services provided within the employee's subject area of expertise.

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Eh&S Specialist 2

University Of California