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Risk Management, Safety, and Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II
  • Job ID: #20545
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Risk Management, Safety, and Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

POSITION: A full-time academic staff position is available in the department of Risk Management, Safety, and Sustainability. The official title for this position is Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II. This is a fixed term renewable assignment. The expected annual hiring salary is $50-60k based on experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelors, or higher, degree from an accredited institution
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational, multitasking skills
  • Experience in Laboratory setting (fume hoods, chemical inventory, lab equipment)
  • Experience in hazardous waste transportation and storage
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness

DUTIES: This position will serve as a resource in the development of Risk Management, Safety and Sustainability Department vision and goals.  Duties will be focused on promoting a culture of environmental safety and sustainability.

  • Train, develop and implement hazardous waste handling and treatment methods and train university personnel in these activities.
  • Responsible for the transporting and storing of hazardous waste materials. Manage and coordinate removal of hazardous waste material with third party.
  • Lead or coordinate safety processes during and after construction of new science building and demolition of former science building. Work with key personnel to transport chemicals to new science building.
  • Develop a Lab Hibernation process (taking laboratories off-line during school breaks). Ensure proper handling, transporting, and storage of all chemicals removed from hibernation areas. Coordinate with Facilities and communicate with laboratory managers during hibernation process.
  • Consult with and advise the Director of Risk Management and Safety, University administrators, faculty, staff and students on health and safety concerns.
  • Collaborate with facilities on ventilation systems and improvements. 
  • Conduct laboratory inspections and risk assessments.
  • Collaborate and/or lead fume hood inspections and processes.
  • Proactively monitor and implement strategies to reduce energy consumption and operational expenses.
  • Identify safety training needs of staff and students; lead, coordinate, or assist in training programs and seminars.
  • Interpret federal, state, DNR, EPA, and local health and safety codes and act as the university liaison with those agencies to implement codes and regulations.
  • Perform select risk management projects and other duties as assigned.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Risk Management, Safety, and Sustainability: Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II position (Job ID # 20545) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Brian Drollinger; drollibk@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by February 15, 2024, however, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment. 

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.