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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 9, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Job No: 527794
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety

Job Summary

CSULB's Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist will perform technical office and field duties in programs related to asbestos/lead management, hazardous materials management, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and/or other related EHS work tasks. Position incumbent will perform tasks under the supervision of the EHS Director or senior EHS personnel and support the implementation and management of the University Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP) and other EHS programs and policies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Asbestos and Lead Management: Conducts sampling, reporting and data management of onsite and offsite University-owned building construction materials and environmental media (i.e. air, soil and water) for asbestos content under the supervision of EHS Certified Asbestos Consultants (CAC)
  • Hazardous Material/Waste Management: Responds to hazardous material incidents, releases, or other emergency situations, even during non-business hours.
  • Occupational Safety Management: Assists the Occupational Safety Specialist and other University personnel with the coordination and implementation of the University IIPP and Occupational Safety Programs.
  • Chemical Hygiene Management: Assist EHS and Department Safety Coordinators in the implementation of department Chemical Hygiene Plans and Laboratory Safety Manuals.
Machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used

¾ ton utility truck with pneumatic lift gate, electric cart, drum dollies, hand tools (e.g. wrenches, screw drivers, hammers, etc.), multi-gas monitor, infra-red camera, various indoor air quality monitors, personal and area sound level meters, light meter, pinless/pin moisture meters, low & high-volume sample pumps, photo-ionization detector, hazard categorization (HAZ-CAT) kit, particulate monitor, indoor air quality meter and other industrial hygiene instrumentation.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Possess knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations regarding chemical hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous materials/waste and asbestos/lead management and program implementation
  • Demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills, and ability to use Windows-based software applications, including Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and Access
  • Ability to create and assemble science-based reports with minimal supervision
  • Be medically cleared to wear a respirator, pass annual respirator fit tests; safely lift 50 lbs.; maneuver 55-gallon drums weighing 300-500 lbs. using a hand truck or dolly; and maneuver 15-gallon polyethylene drums weighing 120-130 lbs. short distances without a dolly.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

Equivalent to a bachelor's degree (preferably in Environmental Health/Science, Industrial Hygiene, Biological or Physical Sciences) or related field and four (4) years of related experience required.

In lieu of an applicable degree, the candidate may demonstrate applicable experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years of full-time experience in coordinating and implementing hazardous materials/waste, chemical hygiene, occupational health/safety, asbestos/lead management and/or related Environmental Health and Safety programs, preferably in a college or university setting.
Physical Summary
  • Medium work - Job involves lifting heavy-weight objects (20-40 pounds) and/or 20% - 40% of the job involves standing, squatting, kneeling, or walking. May require pushing or pulling objects within the weight limits.
  • Ability to work in a variety of demanding physical environments, including, rain, confined spaces, elevated locations (e.g. rooftops), extreme heat, etc.
  • Ability to respond to chemical and hazardous material/waste releases, earthquake, flooding, fire-related or other campus emergencies during non-work hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to respirators, steel-toes boots, safety glasses/goggles, gloves, rated hardhat, sound-reducing earplug/earmuffs, and Tyvek or other full-body protective clothing.
Licenses / Certificates
  • CA Driver's License required. Employees who are required to operate motorized vehicles and/or use their personal vehicle more than once a month on University business are required to take a mandatory Defensive Driving course and enroll in the DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) Program.
  • Current 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.
  • Current United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Asbestos Building Inspector certification.
  • Current CA Department of Health Services (DHS) Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor certification.
  • Completion of 30-Hour Cal-OSHA Construction/General Industry Workplace Safety & Heath Training.

Environmental Health & Safety

Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,022 - $9,083 per month.

Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base

1.0 time-base, 40 hours per week.
Duration of Appointment

This is a probationary position.
Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
Additional Information

CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the .
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Jul 09, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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