Hazardous Waste Specialist
Safety & Risk Services -
Environmental Health & Safety
Environ Health Safety Pro 2
Appointment Type and Duration:
$21.40 - $32.71 per hour
Review of Applications Begins
Posting closes October 29th, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a
complete application, including an online application, a cover
letter, and resume.
Safety and Risk Services' (SRS) mission is to collaborate with all
campus constituents (students, staff, faculty and visitors) and the
surrounding community, to safeguard life and health and mitigate
threats to the university's core mission of academic excellence,
research, and public service. Safety and Risk Services comprises
Emergency Management and Fire Prevention, Environmental Health and
Safety, Campus Geographic Information Systems, Risk Management and
the University of Oregon Police Department. SRS fulfills its
mission by providing a variety of professional services, technical
assistance, trainings, and regulatory oversight.
This Environmental Health & Safety program specialist
appropriately disposes of hazardous, universal, and biohazardous
wastes generated by the university. The position minimizes the
hazard of regulated waste through prompt and efficient processing
and record keeping, and trains university waste generators on
required disposal practices.
Hazardous Waste - Assist with implementation, review, revision, and
maintenance of university policies and procedures regarding
hazardous waste collection, disposal, and regulatory compliance.
Promote campus wide compliance with regulatory requirements through
regulatory interpretation, operational assessments, consultation,
and training with affected departments and personnel. Interface
with and respond to regulatory agency personnel during inspections
and site visits. Collect, transport, characterize, bulk, and label
waste for storage in the 90-day storage area. Schedule and
coordinate waste shipments with hazardous waste vendor. Record
waste collection data into hazardous waste database. Prepare and/or
sign hazardous waste manifests. Review and reconcile invoices.
Inventory and purchase waste containers. Monitor satellite waste
accumulation areas for compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations.
Assist in laboratory/shop clean-outs to include the segregation of
hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, reusable products, and
Hazardous Materials Management - Assist the Facility Manager with
management of the Chemical Reuse Facility storage area. Select
discarded chemicals appropriate for campus reuse, and provide for
appropriate labeling, storage, and up-to-date materials inventory.
Regularly evaluate materials for disposal per EHS protocol and/or
at the discretion of the Facility Manager. Provide assistance to
the Chemical Safety program with user consultation and training on
shipping dangerous goods.
Incident Response - position provides essential services to
university operations, both routine and emergency. Must be
available for 24-hour call-back response to incidents involving
hazardous materials, or other incidents as necessary.
- This position requires the 40-hour HAZWOPER training, or will
successfully acquire training within 6 months of hire.
- This position will require a valid driver's license and the
ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification
This position provides essential services to university operations,
both routine and emergency and must be available for 24-hour
call-back response to incidents involving hazardous materials, or
other incidents as necessary.
- A Bachelor's degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32
semester hours) in the physical sciences; AND
- Two years of related professional experience in environmental,
health, or safety; OR
- A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience,
and/or professional certifications.
Graduate level courses in the subject areas may be substituted, on
a credit-hour basis, for a portion of the required
Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to operate specialty equipment, including analytical
and bulk material handling apparatus.
- Database computer skills necessary to accurately enter and
maintain critical information.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have completed
graduate-level courses or have additional experience in waste
management, industrial hygiene, occupational health, public health,
or environmental compliance programs.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503,
Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
email@example.com or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares
an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528232/hazardous-waste-specialist