Primary Purpose: Support all University departments and locations in maintaining compliance with all applicable State and Federal Environmental and Occupational Safety regulations through policy development and implementation, routine inspections, research, recommendations, and recordkeeping in order to promote compliance, safe practices, and prevent injuries and environmental harm.
Essential Functions: 1. Supports the development and annual update of the Universitys written policies and procedures concerning occupational safety and environmental compliance.
2. Coordinates the implementation of the Universitys occupational safety and environmental programs and recordkeeping requirements, including maintaining the electronic file plan and supporting other University communication tools (SharePoint, EHS home page, etc.).
3. Participates in developing and leading training programs to educate employees in safety and environmental requirements, including, but not limited to, the preparation and/or distribution of bulletins and reports designed to educate employees in workplace safety and environmental matters.
4. Tracks the completion of safety training and provides reports/metrics on completion rates.
5. Identifies potential safety hazards and recommends corrective actions.
6. Coordinates with University staff to ensure that corrective actions are resolved and compliance reports are completed, filed and/or posted as required.
7. Supports the preparation for governmental inspections and submission of reports to regulatory agencies.
8. Oversees the Chemical Inventory System.
9. Obtains and maintains certification in hazardous waste handling and environmental compliance.
10. Assists in the handling, storage and disposal of Universitys hazardous waste and cleaning of areas contaminated by hazardous waste.
11. Cross-trains with other University EHS personnel to provide support, teamwork, and act as a back-up for other EHS roles in the department.
12. Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior and behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the University and its mission.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Other Functions: 1. Reviews regulations and maintains a working knowledge of safety and environmental requirements.
2. Seeks professional development through participation in safety and/or environmental professional organizations or through other educational opportunities.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualifying professional experience in safety and environmental compliance may substitute for a college education on a year-for-year basis.
A Bachelors degree in a physical science, occupational safety and health, or related field.
One (1) or more years experience in occupational, environmental (hazardous materials and waste management), health and safety field or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to convey ideas or concept to individuals for understanding.
Ability to think critically using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Ability to research and summarize environmental and occupational safety regulations, hazardous waste disposal, and chemical and radiation safety requirements.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations, and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Satisfactory attendance within University Guidelines.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in both the outdoors and a standard office environment, which requires frequent walking, standing, simple grasping, climbing stairs, stooping and reaching. Office work includes periods of sitting with repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Frequent verbal and written communication. Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. Exposure to hazardous materials.
Must be eligible to wear a respirator.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office and lab EH&S role environment with use of computer and phone. Work performed during standard office hours of 8am to 5pm, M-F. Infrequent overtime may be required to meet business needs.
Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.