Chemical Safety Program Manager / Chemical Hygiene Officer
Under direction from the EH&S Associate Deputy Director, Environmental & Industrial Hygiene Programs, the incumbent will develop, implement and maintain campus wide plans, policies and procedures to assure compliance with federal, state and local requirements regarding the campus Research Safety and Compliance Program. Has general responsibility for the campus chemical hygiene plan, close coordination with academic EH&S coordinators, provide subject matter expertise in the areas of chemical safety, risk evaluation, high hazard chemical research facilities. Incumbent will also identify, evaluate, and control chemical work place hazards and develop chemical safety training programs for all levels of faculty, research staff, teaching assistants and laboratory personnel. Incumbent will also respond to campus emergencies involving potentially hazardous materials. Knowledge and experience applying laboratory safety and industrial hygiene principles and standards to university environment is required. Knowledge of Cal-OSHA Laboratory Standard is required. The position will perform announced and unannounced audits of high-risk chemical operations in research settings to ensure processes are being followed and are working as intended. Conducts workplace inspections and provides written reports summarizing deficiencies and recommended corrective actions. Conducts job hazard evaluations, and establishes personal protective equipment and technical procedures to minimize workplace hazards. Problems are complex and may require creation of new methodologies by applying professional .EH&S knowledge and/or expertise.
Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration/interpretation of relevant laws, regulations and campus policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals as required (Assistant Vice Chancellor; Senior Manager). Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, campus departments, segments of campus (e.g., shops, labs, residential) and/or campus wide. Must be able to promote change, possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to efficiently balance multiple priorities.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Salary: Commensurate with experience Total Hours: 8-5, M-F Career Position. Must possess a valid California Driver's License. Must participate in DMV Pull Notice program. Must be willing to work early mornings, evening, and/or weekends as necessary. Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts. Please attach your resume.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.