Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Northridge, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: Open until filled

Apply now Job no:535901
Work type:Staff
Categories:Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more: https://www.csun.edu/about-csun .

Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist assists the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) department with the development, implementation, training, and maintenance of Campus EH&S programs. The incumbent helps ensure employee and student safety and regulatory compliance throughout the University.

  • Responsible for fume hood inspections, assessment and tracking of EH&S programs and records, asbestos sampling, PPE evaluations, industrial hygiene equipment inventory, and the collection/transportation/storage of campus wastes (e.g. hazardous, radioactive, medical).
  • Conducts office ergonomic evaluations, assists with hazardous materials/chemical inventories, student food safety inspections, and escorts federal/state/local agencies on inspections, active members of the University’s Emergency Response Team (i.e. hazardous materials emergency response).
  • Supports other EH&S programs such as Occupational Safety, Environmental Compliance, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Response and Preparedness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field.
  • Equivalent to three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience in the area of laboratory safety implementation/support, radiation safety, occupational safety, or related fields at an academic institution is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of radiation safety and industrial hygiene are preferred.
  • CERTIFICATION: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training 29 CFR Part 1910.120, Medical approval and training for the use of Respiratory Protection Equipment (e.g. N95, half-face, full-face, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) negative pressure respirators).  Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector, Certified Lead Sampling Technician, Certified California Underground Storage Tank System Operator, and Fork Lift Operator (current or acquire within 12 months of appointment)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of general practices, programs, and/or administrative specialties and working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques.
  • Ability to self-start and work independently in a university environment.  Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with employees, supervisors and managers, solve technical problems with minimum assistance, wear and use respiratory protection (i.e. negative and positive pressure respirators)
  • Thorough knowledge of budgets, policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to EH&S services.
  • Ability and specialized skills to expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications.
  • Ability to: oversee and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification: 1038 / Admin Analyst/Spclst 12 Mo / 2
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $5100 - $ 6100per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $4379 - $7922 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; may include evenings and weekends.  
  • This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 
  • The individual hired for this role will physically work on-campus in Northridge.  However, this is subject to change after six (6) months on the job and dependent on operational needs a remote work day could be made available. 

General Information

  • Applications received through February 26, 2024, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran or military status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Advertised:Feb 13, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close:Open until filled

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