The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at the University of Connecticut (Storrs campus) is seeking a Chemical Health and Safety Specialist to manage the Laboratory Chemical Inventory Program and provide technical services in regarding laboratory and workplace safety. This entry level position will report to the EHS Chemical Health and Safety Manager.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing and implementing procedures regarding the procurement, reception, distribution, and disposal of chemicals at the Storrs and Depot campuses by means of a computerized, barcode inventory system.
Monitoring University compliance with applicable regulations and University policies through surveys of laboratory chemical stocks and other University facilities, including all regional campuses, as needed.
Providing consultation and training to the University community regarding regulations, procedures, controls, equipment, and the acquisition and disposal of chemicals that may impact health, safety, or the environment.
Participating in the development of safety guidelines and educational information pertaining to laboratory safety, workplace safety, and regulated waste management.
Inspecting laboratories and other facilities for hazardous conditions to ensure worker safety and compliance with regulations, standards, and University policies and programs.
Compiling data and developing reports on chemical inventories, inspections, and other environmental health and safety information.
Investigating and submitting written reports on incidents involving environmental health and safety matters.
Responding to emergencies involving hazardous incidents in laboratories, as required.
Potentially supervising professional and student staff.
Performing other related duties as required
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related field plus one year of experience working in health and safety or in a research, teaching, or diagnostic lab OR Associate's degree in Chemistry or a related science field, plus three years’ experience in health safety or in a research, teaching, or diagnostic lab.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations and nationally recognized standards and guidelines relating to environmental health and safety;
Detail-oriented with a strong working ability with computer applications and database software;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse community of University faculty, staff, and students;
Ability to respond promptly in-person to all campus locations requiring environmental health and safety services, including the regional campuses, which may be outside of normal business hours.
Previous DOT, RCRA, or OSHA training (e.g. OSHA HAZWOPER);
Experience with chemical inventory management software applications;
Experience in an academic research environment;
Experience in presenting training before small and large groups.
This is a full-time, permanent position, including a full benefits package. Anticipated salary ranges from $48,000 to $55,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019475. Applicants must submit the following three pieces of documentation to be considered for the position:
Cover letter/letter of application that describes how you meet or possess the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications
Three professional references. An academic recommendation may substitute for one professional reference.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019475)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 24, 2019.
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Internal Number: 2019475-2276_1570739663
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