The Environmental Health & Safety unit of the Division of Facilities & Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Hazardous Materials Specialist position. This position will be responsible for designing and developing policies, as well as implementing and managing OSHA, EPA, and WVDEP compliance programs related to hazardous materials management on the main campus in Morgantown and all regional campus locations operated by the University.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Be responsible for the administration of institutional policies with minimal supervision related to hazardous materials which may include: Hazardous Waste Management, Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Response, Laboratory Safety, Hazard Communication, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures, Department of Homeland Security, etc.
Set goals and provide supervision to Graduate Student employees. Act in the absence of the Hazardous Material Manager as necessary.
Provide program services, leadership, and options for decision making to institutional groups required to comply with program policies.
Monitor, on a continuous basis, the activities and operations necessary for compliance, identify deficiencies, and provide written corrective measures to ensure program efficiency and effectiveness.
Set goals to reduce incidents and abate hazards in collaboration with administrators, managers, Chemical Hygiene Officers, faculty, PI's, etc.
Remain current with hazardous material issues to assure WVU maintains is aware of emerging regulatory issues.
Administer long-term strategies developed to reduce the adverse impact of environmental health and safety demands upon human and financial resources of the institution.
Network with other professionals in local, state, federal, industrial, and academic institutions to benchmark programs to evaluate best practices.
Correspond with regulatory agencies pertaining to hazardous materials activities.
Respond to institutional emergencies.
Provide safety & health related training as necessary to audiences that may include WVU staff, faculty, students and visitors.
Assist Hazardous Materials Manager in overseeing contract vendors to assure the services are provided as stated in contract agreement.
Be responsible for other duties as requested and or assigned, and assist in the operation of all other Environmental Health and Safety programs as assigned.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus. Find out more about Environmental Health & Safety at https://www.ehs.wvu.edu/ .
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Environmental Health and Safety, related field science or equivalent experience is required.
Masters degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management, Environmental Health and Safety, related field science or equivalent experience with an undergraduate emphasis in the sciences is preferred.
At least four (4) years of directly related professional experience and/or training in Hazardous Material compliance and related program management.
Pertinent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered for experience.
Valid driver's license
Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations, or Technician level training
Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer preferred
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 14, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 145840
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.