The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at the University of Connecticut (Storrs) is seeking a Chemical Health and Safety Specialist to manage the Laboratory Chemical Inventory Program and provide technical services 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
- Monitoring University compliance with applicable regulations and University policies through surveys of laboratory chemical stocks and other University facilities, including all regional campuses, as
- 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
- Participating in the development of safety guidelines and educational information pertaining to laboratory safety, workplace safety, and regulated waste
- Inspecting laboratories and other facilities for hazardous conditions to ensure worker safety and compliance with regulations, standards, and University policies and
- 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
- Responding to emergencies involving hazardous incidents in laboratories, as
- Potentially supervising professional and student
- Performing other related duties as required
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related science 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 and safety or in a research, teaching, or diagnostic
- 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
- 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
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.
To Apply: Please submit (upload):
- Cover letter/letter of application that describes how you meet or possess the minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications
- Three professional references to UConn Careers website at https://hr.uconn.edu/careers-site-help-documentation/. An academic recommendation may substitute for one professional reference.