Job Number: 27149915 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $68,500 - $123,900
Position Information Under the general direction of the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO)/Lab Safety Supervisor (LSS), the Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer (ACHO) will be the program lead for managing the UCR Chemical Inventory program covering all departments at the university. This incumbent will be responsible for managing departments in maintaining their chemical inventory, database, website and the distribution process for the chemical sharing program to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and campus policy. The incumbent will independently perform follow up activities, such as documenting, tracking, training, educating, labeling, storing, and purging of chemicals in support of established corrective action implementation. The incumbent will work with the Fire Marshal to identify and maintain building control areas for the entire campus, determine and maintain maximum allowable quantities (MAQs) of hazardous chemicals, and assisting labs in maintaining inventory below MAQs (as defined by fire code). The incumbent will conduct or participate in on-site inspections and assessments for regulatory applicability, and participate in program implementation where needed to achieve compliance. Develops and promulgates policies, practices and procedures in cooperation with high level administrators, committees, and departments. The incumbent will support the CHO/LSS in maintaining and implementing the comprehensive campus laboratory safety program related to general lab safety, chemical hygiene/safety, process safety, high hazards, physical hazards, etc. The incumbent schedules and conducts independent laboratory safety evaluations to identify and evaluate a wide variety of potential hazards in the work place; submits timely reports; conducts timely follow-up to corrective actions and recommendations until items are resolved; and assists with the development and implementation of the lab safety program according to EH&S departmental procedures. The incumbent will work with the CHO/LSS in developing criteria for using high hazard chemicals. The incumbent will actively investigate and promote continuous process improvement efforts at all levels of education and research safety. The incumbent is responsible for training personnel in the proper use of personal protective equipment. The incumbent conducts incident investigations, recommends appropriate resolutions based on root cause analysis, and compiles lessons learned from incidents. The incumbent ensures compliance with University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Policy by overseeing, monitoring and managing compliance to ensure safe procedures are properly followed. Incumbent will interpret exposure sampling results and collaborate on reports to provide recommendations to reduce potential exposures to hazardous materials and conditions. **The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to $96,200 annually.**
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.
Education Education Requirements
Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Certification Requirement Professional certification. Preferred
Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Minimum Requirements Special Condition Requirement Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles if driving University vehicle Required Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date. Required Valid Drivers License Required Travel Required Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours Required
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory procedures and proper use of various types of equipment and handling/storage/disposal of various types of chemicals commonly found in a research setting. Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints. Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Knowledge of biological and animal lab practices. Familiarity with various types of research environments and associated safety requirements and protocols. Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines. Knowledge of and the ability to access, create, or utilize various reports, spreadsheets, business correspondence, resource materials, and maintaining informational databases using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, and Outlook). Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.