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Eh&S Specialist 2

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University Of California San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/28/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation 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 the general supervision of the Environmental Affairs Manager, this position leads multiple elements of the complex environmental compliance program for off-site facilities and assists in the development of goals and objectives of this facilities grouping to meet Division performance criteria. Specifically, the incumbent is the key, point-of-contact for the Off-Site Facilities (e.g. Elliott Field, Nimitz, Eli Lily, SCRM, Hopkins, Venter, and the other SOM, Medical Group, and other UC San Diego facilities) for the management of hazardous waste (chemical, radiological, and biohazardous) including tracking of volumes and types for Assessment (recharge) purposes; management of hazardous material inventories; acting as EH&S leasing agent; auditing hazardous materials quantity accumulation compliance; acting as liaison with the CUPA for HMBP inspections (maps, inventory, Hazard Communication) for off-site facilities; management of testing and maintenance of eyewash/showers and fume hoods as required by regulation; interfacing with Research and Radiation Safety for safety surveys; preparation of applicable permit applications and inspections for re-applications with the CUPA; tracking applicable recharges and liaison the process with SCRM staff; interfacing with EA Program Managers for compliance with the campus Hazardous Waste Management, Hazardous Materials Business Plan Management, Storm Water Management, Sanitary Sewer Management Programs as well as other EH&S safety staff; and coordination of other Departments necessary to remain compliant with environmental regulations.

The incumbent shall liaison with other EH&S Divisions and campus departments in coordination with primary Environmental Affairs Program Managers that results in a cohesive environmental compliance program that supports UCSD's Research, Teaching, Patient Care and Community. Incumbent shall be knowledgeable and competent in regulatory compliance with RCRA and the DTSC requirements; the Clean Air Act and the local APCD requirements; the Clean Water Act and the local RWQCB requirements; Chapter 6.95 and the County DEH requirements; and applicable OSHA laboratory safety regulations. Coordination with UC San Diego and off-site staff requires excellent communication skills, the ability to adjust and prioritize, and accurate/complete documentation according to regulations and UC San Diego policy.


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

  • A Bachelor's of Science in science-related field and progressive professional years of experience in an environment, health and safety program or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience with the management of Industrial Waste Discharge Permits, Sanitary Sewer Management Programs, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permits, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs. Understanding of radiation physics principals, radiation health and safety and spill cleanup procedures.

  • Proven knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials, hazardous waste, air toxics, industrial waste discharge, spill management, clean water (sanitary sewer and storm water), and clean air.

  • Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects. Ability to organize, work independently, exercise good judgment, take initiative, set priorities, meet deadlines and schedule tasks to complete projects effectively and efficiently with high attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Ability to clearly and accurately communicate complex information and data to all personnel in a confident manner.

  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with personnel from various departments at all levels. Strong interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate with University researchers, faculty and staff.

  • Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Ability to complete basic functions on a computer, including data entry, database queries, graphics, word processing, spreadsheet design and manipulation, flow chart, design etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with the preparation and implementation of a Hazardous Materials Business Plan in accordance with California Health & Safety Code Chapter 6.95

  • Experience with RCRA, 40 CFR in the collection of hazardous waste (chemical, radiological, and medical/biohazardous), handling, packaging, segregation, and manifesting with knowledge of DOT and TSDF shipping and receiving requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience with equipment and instrumentation for hazardous waste collection, determination, storage, and disposal.

  • Understanding of proper application and use of personal protection equipment including respirators, gloves, eye protection and protective clothing and the ability to monitor and train others.

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

  • Understanding of customer-service and quality performance techniques and procedures and the ability to apply them in achieving quality and customer service goals.

  • Sound understanding of the safe operation of heavy equipment and experience with navigating 25 ft box trucks, forklifts, and electric carts in and around busy loading docks and crowded areas.

  • Completion of an accredited hazardous materials management curriculum to meet the 40-hour HAZWOPER requirements.


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

  • Must possess and maintain a California driver's license and be able to attain a hazardous waste endorsement.

  • Must be willing to respond to hazardous materials spills and perform clean up.

  • Must be current with 40-hour HAZWOPER requirements.

  • 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

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University Of California