UNC Department of Public Safety EHS Professional - Contributing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Department Description

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety is responsible for all environment, health and safety related matters for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. EHS is organized into eight sections: Biological Safety, Environmental Affairs, Fire Safety & Emergency Response, Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety, Workplace Safety and Business & Support.

Position Description

This position carries out the duties of packaging, documenting, and transporting waste to EHS-Environmental Affairs facilities with oversight from the supervisor. The position works independently to review and confirm waste classifications pursuant to RCRA/NRC characteristic and/or listed waste designations as well as classification necessary for the safe transport of waste including hazardous waste pursuant to DOT, RCRA and NRC transportation regulations. This position may seek input and guidance from the supervisor or other subject matter experts in the Health and Safety Office for complex or difficult issues relating to the waste identification, repackaging, segregation, documentation, and transportation of chemical wastes including hazardous waste. Position may also perform wipe tests on the “Radiation Only” vehicle and packages shipped for compliance per EHS-Radiation Safety guidelines. This position will assist the University’s laboratory research facilities in managing waste including hazardous, radioactive and mixed waste, and universal waste. This position will also provide technical assistance on hazardous waste accumulation and storage requirements for non-laboratory areas. This position assists the University’s Emergency Response Team for response to chemical spills and releases. This position also serves to determine which laboratory chemicals should become part of the University’s laboratory chemical recycling program. This position ultimately reports to the Hazardous Materials Manager.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Four year degree with a preference for a related major in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or closely related science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Some positions may require specific certifications or licenses. Specific jobs will require additional minimum training and/or licensing upon selection.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certificate preferred but not required.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Respirator, general use, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Position Type: Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?: No

Position Title: EHS Professional - Contributing

Working Title: Hazardous Materials Specialist

Position Number: 00035756

Vacancy ID: P006163

Budgeted Hiring Range: $33,076 - $44,000

Salary Grade Equivalent: 70

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited: Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week: 40

Department Name and Number: EHS Central Account-230510

Date First Posted: 10/17/2016

Closing Date: 11/18/2016

Position Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category: Environment, Health and Safety

Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No