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Environment Health Safety and Chemical Reuse Specialist (7145U) 17099
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 14, 2021
Title Environment Health Safety and Chemical Reuse Specialist (7145U) 17099
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Occupational Health/Safety
    Chemistry - General

Environment Health Safety and Chemical Reuse Specialist (7145U) 17099

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 26, 2021

Departmental Overview

College of Chemistry Building (Facilities) Management Unit is responsible for coordination of maintenance and repairs to the seven-building College Complex. For Chemistry and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering departments properly functioning building systems are critical for the success of the departments' instructional and scientific research activities. CoC Facility Management Mission is to do their utmost to ensure that these buildings and the building systems are maintained in their optimal condition. The Facilities Management Unit is also responsible for emergency response, security, and protection of the occupants and operations during renovations and utility repairs, and maintenance.

  • Under general supervision, implements EH&S programs/policies in one or more of the following fields: industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental health (sanitation), occupational safety (ergonomics safety and prevention), environmental protection, radiation safety, hazardous materials (hazardous materials and waste management).
  • Contributes to the development of EH&S programs, systems and procedures. In concert with Research Safety staff, establishes procedures on solvent waste handling.
  • Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures and operating equipment.
  • Conducts inspections of laboratories/facilities to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures; prepares reports. 5 Yes Provides training to researchers and instructors in chemical inventory database usage.
  • Maintains safety equipment.
  • Coordinates unwanted hazardous waste solvent and chemical packing pick-up, including tracking and sorting containers and packed material in the campus database.
  • Performs emergency response.
  • Applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards with minor refinements to procedure(s) as applicable.
  • Ensures Facility's compliance with all agency and campus safety standards.
  • Maintains and applies working knowledge of technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and the impact to the operating unit.
  • Manages chemical recycling and reuse facility.

Required Qualifications
  • Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields.
  • Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Skill in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or closely related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • 24-hour HazWoper training and certification.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $35.92 - $47.90.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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