Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) is dedicated to the reduction of risks within the UC San Diego community, and to the promotion of safety as value in our university culture. We are pleased to provide health, safety, and environmental services to everyone at UCSD. Our goal is to support the mission of the university by helping staff, faculty, and students take an active role in protecting their health and the environment.
Manages an EH&S program or programs within a single discipline, which may include budgets, personnel, and other resources. Reviews, approves, and oversees implementation of policies and procedures to assure awareness of and compliance with EH&S requirements. May oversee development of new programs within a single discipline in response to changing regulations. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
Applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within EH&S and serves as a manager in one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and / or segments of the organization.
Under the direction of the Environmental Affairs Manager, the Hazardous Materials (HM) Manager manages the Hazardous Materials Program for UCSD and its affiliates. This Manager 1 position manages all hazardous materials operations for EH&S at the UCSD Environmental Management Facility, Medical Center, Nimitz Marine Facility and other locations. The HM Manager is expected to supervise group managers, encourage team efforts, enhance efficiency, and mentor staff.
The incumbent manages processes and procedures to implement UCSD policies and regulatory requirements; manages the preparation various reports including but not limited to Biennial Hazardous Waste Report, Annual Hazardous Waste Report, Annual Radioactive Report, Hazardous Waste Generator Fees, and EPA ID Verification. Hazardous, Medical and Radiological Waste Program Manager (HM) manages the collection, storage, and disposal of chemical, radioactive and medical waste from individual and satellite collection areas. Waste minimization and source reduction is an integral part of the Hazardous Materials Program and directed by the HM Manager.
The HM Manager is responsible for Site safety and hazardous waste training for staff and UCSD affiliates. Other duties include management of administrative functions, budgets, vendor contracts, and Hazardous Waste Web Page information.
~ Incumbent will serve as EH&S Duty Officer.
Must be available on-call 2-4 times per year for one-week shifts to respond to UCSD in the event of an after-hours, weekend or holiday incident involving hazardous materials or requests for services that are regularly provided by the EHS department.
May be requested to respond back to campus throughout the year to respond to EHS related incidents and/or for services provided within the employee's subject area of expertise.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of EH&S technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, and laws. Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Thorough knowledge / understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge / understanding of all EH&S fields.
Demonstrated professional level knowledge and experience in hazardous materials and emergency response management practices.
Demonstrated management skills to effectively lead and direct subordinate staff who are assigned duties in different programs; skills to effectively integrate several highly regulated subject and program areas.
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic university and medical center environment. Ability to change priorities and work on several projects at one time. Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
Ability to organize and assign workload to professional and technical staff. Ability to prepare meeting agendas, run productive meetings, and generate minutes. Provide accurate follow-through and communication of all action items.
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