Environmental Specialist

Posting Details

Position Title

Environmental Specialist

Additional Information

A public research university in Muncie, Indiana is searching for an Environmental Specialist to join their team. This role would be responsible for environmental program management and compliance training throughout the University. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join a large public research institution with a commitment to safety and who will offer continuous development opportunities.

Benefits and Community





Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Responsible for environmental program management, compliance and training throughout the University.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in public or environmental health, environmental, hazardous materials or chemical management, biological sciences, or related field from an accredited college or university. Or, in lieu of degree listed, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university along with an additional four years of experience in environmental management, public health, laboratory or hazardous materials safety.

Minimum Experience

Three years of experience in environmental management, public health, laboratory or hazardous materials safety.

Minimum Other

Working knowledge of programs related to environmental, health, and safety; must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy. Ability to wear respiratory protection, necessary PPE, and work with hazardous and infectious materials.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Preferred Other

Professional certifications including one or more of the following: CCMM, CCHO, REHS, CIH, and/or FEMA Emergency Response. Qualified Environmental Professional under CERCLA and ASTM standards for environmental due diligence. 40-hour HAZWOPER site safety and 8-hour HAZMAT supervisor training.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check, Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO /AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


Risk Management & Insurance:134030

Department Information

Office of Environmental Health & Safety

The minimum salary for this position is $57,900.00.

Department Email or Phone Number


Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Plan and formulate environmental health and safety plans and policies in the areas of Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, Biosafety, Laser Safety, Radiation Dosimetry, Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management, Controlled Substances Compliance, and Spill Prevention and Response – including plan distribution, training and communications.



Job Duty

Serve as a resource to the campus on matters of laboratory safety and environmental compliance. Perform periodic documented inspections of laboratory spaces (including eyewash and fume hood inspections) to ensure safe operating conditions. Provide training and serve on related committees.



Job Duty

Organize hazardous waste pickups. Prepare and submit reports to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Inspect hazardous waste accumulation areas as required.



Job Duty

Oversee University compliance with AST / UST tank regulations.



Job Duty

Develop and maintain natural gas operator plans, underground utility protection programs, and storm water permitting and pollution and storm water prevention activities. Provide shop training for underground utilities and the use of leak detection and monitoring equipment.



Job Duty

Maintain compulsory reports and databases – including oversight of chemical inventory management and SDS archives.



Job Duty

Promote sustainability planning and reporting efforts.



Job Duty

Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local environmental regulations.



Job Duty

Respond to environmental health and safety requests, alarms/incidents and conduct related investigations.



Job Duty

Support the work of other EHS team members.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the minimum experience as listed in the job posting for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have certifications and/or licenses?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Licenses/Certifications
  3. Master's Transcripts

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