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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Salary and Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $5,834.00 per month to $6,667.00 per month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver. For more information on the benefits program, please visit our benefits website. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator demonstrates the significance of our benefits package.

This position may be eligible to participate in the Cal State East Bay telecommute program subject to approval by the appropriate administrator.


Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health & Safety, this position is responsible for managing the campus occupational health and industrial safety programs, the Theatre and Art Departments' safety, and hazardous waste management programs for both the Hayward and Concord campuses.

  • Implement and manage comprehensive occupational health and industrial safety programs, including but not limited to: Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), medical monitoring, bloodborne pathogen, heat illness, traffic safety, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, fall protection, electrical safety, lockout/tagout, confined space, hot work, powered industrial equipment, hazard communication, and PPE program.
  • Implement and maintain campus hazardous material/waste management program, to include but not limited to: maintaining and updating chemical inventory, reporting requirements (CERS, biennial report, etc.), ensuring chemical and biohazard materials and wastes are properly stored and disposed of.
  • Develop, implement, and manage injury and illness prevention programs for the Theatre and Art departments, including but not limited to: rigging safety, fall protection and ladder safety, shop safety, welding and soldering, and lockout/tagout.
  • Implement and manage a safety training program.
  • Conduct safety training and incident investigation.
  • Perform risk exposure/hazard assessments, indoor air/environmental quality investigations and safety inspections; recommend and follow up on corrective actions.
  • Respond to emergency situations such as chemical and hazardous material spills.
  • Serve as backup/associate radiation safety officer.
  • Develop, implement, and manage Diving/Boating Safety Program.
  • Support Director of EHS in implementing other environmental/occupational health and safety programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods.
  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training.
  • Administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Science or relevant field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in the occupational health and safety field, with responsibility implementing and managing health and safety programs.
  • Experience managing hazardous wastes and requirements relating to hazardous material/waste storage, disposal, shipment, and clean up.
  • Knowledgeable in federal and state occupational/environmental health and safety standards.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to effectively communicate complex health and safety concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to wear a respirator, walk on uneven terrains, climb ladders, and lift moderately heavy items.
Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website here.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available here.


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Advertised: April 05, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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