Updated: Mar 31, 2021 Location: UC Irvine Campus Job Type: Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Job Opening ID: 16959
Reports To: Assistant Director, Research Safety
Working Title: EH&S Public Health Coordinator
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 007146
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI's brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providersstriving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Environmental Health & Safety strives to provide reliable, innovative, and proactive services to the campus community. EH&S and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.
Applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within EH&S and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional /technical judgment is sound. 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. Manages the EHS Public Health (Health Inspections) Program as the campus REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist). Performs periodic regulatory health inspections. Serves as the campus liaison with County, State, and Federal agencies in regard to overseeing the program elements within the Health Inspections program, which includes campus food safety, swimming pool safety, drinking water protection, student housing sanitation, and pesticides surveillance programs. Provides consultation, investigation, sampling and analysis of the campus water system and all campus swimming pools. Manages various assigned Campus Safety and Industrial Hygiene programs as assigned. Will support various other EH&S programs and serve as the Campus liaison/EHS School Coordinator to various Academic and non-Academic Units.
A minimum of 2 years' experience working as an REHS and a strong background in food & water safety with a good working knowledge of the regulations.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Registration as an REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist).
Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints.
Demonstrated skill to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities, and community groups.
Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Professional certification as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Professional certification as Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Special Conditions Required:
Other duties as assigned. Including Emergency Support Team responsibilities with periodic 24 hour on call responsibilities.
Must have a valid CA Driver's License and participate DMV Pull-Notice Program.
Must be able to wear PPE.
May be required to work outside of regularly scheduled shift.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.