Pay Range: $61,484 per year or higher commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Industrial Hygienist manages campus wide programs in industrial hygiene, asbestos and lead-based paint management, laboratory safety, chemical exposure and indoor air quality assessments, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, and medical surveillance.
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelors degree in a science field, preferably in industrial hygiene, life sciences, chemistry or related field.
- Certification in at least one of the following: EPA Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, AHERA Building Inspector, EPA Lead-Based Paint Inspector, or Certified Industrial Hygienist.
- Minimum of three years experience in industrial hygiene duties and indoor air quality sampling and assessment.
Preferred Qualifications: - Masters of Science degree, preferably in industrial hygiene, life sciences, chemistry, or a related field.
- Experience in a university setting.
- Good working knowledge of industrial hygiene principles; the selection, proper use, and application of personal protective equipment; asbestos and lead-based paint regulations and procedures pertaining to ensuring the safety of abatement personnel and building occupants.
- Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety rules, regulations and established guidelines.
- Knowledge of the principles and properties of chemistry.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, regulations, consensus standards and current technology concerning health and safety issues, and ability to interpret and apply them.
- Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge of use of industrial hygiene and safety equipment.
- Experience in laboratory safety and/or documented experience working in laboratories.
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Ability to present information clearly and succinctly verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and to appropriately prioritize a heavy workload and client needs.
- Strong self-motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, can do work ethic.
- Ability to support data gathering for metrics and performance monitoring of programs to ensure organizational efficiencies and desired outcomes are met and program goals are reached.
- Knowledge and experience in the operation of standard laboratory safety equipment including fume hoods, safety showers, and eyewashes.
- Good working knowledge and experience in the different components of a medical surveillance program as well as experience in respirator selection, use, care and respirator fit test requirements and protocols.
- Ability to incorporate strategic planning initiatives from the EHS strategic plan into the routine work plan.
- Ability to operate personal computers and demonstrate proficiency using word processing programs and database software.
- Willing to learn and expand knowledge in a number of different EHS technical areas.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: - Work with hazardous substances. - Respond to emergencies involving asbestos, lead-based paint materials, and other hazardous materials at any hour. - Live within 15 miles of the University of Idaho or willing to relocate to within 15 miles of Moscow within six months after initial hire for the purpose of emergency response. - Work in adverse environmental conditions; - Ability to carry, lift or otherwise move heavy materials weighing 50 lbs or more. - Participate in a medical surveillance program. - Wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment. - Participate in specific training programs for the purpose of securing and maintaining pertinent certifications. - Engage in minimal travel for the purpose of attending training classes and performing work related tasks at different university facilities. - Possess and maintain a valid drivers license and meet the University of Idaho driving requirements.
Posting Number: SP002483P
Posting Date: 05/12/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Preference will be given to applications received on or before June 9, 2020.
Please answer all supplemental questions thoroughly, your answers will be used to determine eligibility for an interview, and demonstrate communication skills.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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