<p><br />Description of Position:<br />This position is responsible for providing hazardous waste, emergency response management and environmental health and safety services at the University of Minnesota.<br />This position supervises regulated waste management operations for the University of Minnesota. In addition, the position will evaluate waste management processes, identify environmental health and safety concerns, and then recommend procedural improvements. This supervisor assures that operational staff and client department staff are trained on safe waste management procedures. This position participates in programs and procedures that minimize risk to persons and facilities and assures compliance with applicable state and federal law.</p><p><br />50 % Waste Operations Supervision<br />Coordinate the hazardous waste operations related to pick-up, transportation, handling, reclamation, treatment, re-packaging, bulking, and labeling of hazardous waste<br />Provide good customer service by ensuring that chemical waste from the Twin Cities Campus is picked up in timely manner<br />Supervise the Regulated Waste operations staff<br />Ensure that required training is completed and documented for the hazardous waste management group<br />Assure compliance with regulatory requirements related to management of hazardous waste<br />Manage hazardous waste and storage facilities; ensure they are managed in a safe, compliant, organized and clean manner<br />Assure that stocks of supplies and equipment are maintained<br />Inform hazardous waste generators about hazardous waste requirements and participate in resolution of service issues<br />Manage the laboratory cleanout program<br />Manage the laboratory moves program</p><p><br />35% Environmental Health and Safety Activities<br />Coordinate and manage hazardous material spill response as required by the EOP and NIMS<br />Work with administrative units to identify existing hazards, interpret standards, rules, and regulations pertaining to those hazards and implement programs to mitigate risk<br />Support U of M safety committees and respond to employee and student environmental health and safety concerns<br />Maintain working knowledge of local and federal requirements and standards and best practices in environmental health and safety<br />Assist with investigation of significant hazardous materials incidents and injuries<br />Conduct periodic audits of department work areas based on potential risks, accident experience, compliance history, or as requested by research safety officers<br />Provide written reports containing recommendations or requirements for correcting environmental health and safety problems found during audits.<br />Develop training materials and provide training to appropriate supervisors, safety officers or employees<br />Develop materials used by supervisors and safety officers to train new employees in basic hazardous materials safety requirements and procedures</p><p><br />15% Support University Environmental Health and Safety programs<br />Serve as an FTCEM Emergency Coordinator<br />Participate in the UHS emergency on-call program<br />Complete reports such as those related to hazardous waste, chemical spills, and emergency management<br />Develop written environmental health and safety policies and procedures for units/departments<br /><br />Work Environment:<br />The applicant must be able to climb stairs and ladders and be able to make their way through obstructed spaces in order to access work places. The applicant must be able to lift and carry equipment and objects that might weigh 40 pounds.<br />The applicant may be required to wear a respirator while working with hazardous materials and should be physically qualified to wear a respirator.<br />Work in a hazardous waste facility and research lab environment requires that the applicant not have chemical sensitivities.</p>
<p>Required Qualifications:</p><ul><li>BA/BS plus at least four years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years.</li></ul><p>Preferred Qualifications:</p><ul><li>Prior experience as a lead, supervisor, or in a leadership role within hazardous waste, emergency response management and/or environmental health and safety services. </li><li>Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental health, or safety.</li><li>At least two years of experience managing hazardous waste in an industrial or institutional setting.</li><li>A working knowledge of federal, state, and local standards, regulations, and rules which include OSHA, RCRA and DOT.</li><li>Completion of 40 hour HAZWOPER training program.</li><li>Completion of NIMS 700, 100 and 200.</li><li>Supervisory experience.</li></ul><p>Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:</p><ul><li>Experience with environmental health and safety programs and providing hazardous waste management training</li><li>Demonstrated ability to facilitate solutions to complex environmental health and safety problems by using teamwork, persuasion, experience and knowledge</li><li>Independent ability to prioritize tasks and use analytical skills to write reports and programs</li><li>Professionally represent DEHS while performing site visits and investigations</li><li>Communicate clearly in writing and verbally about environmental health and safety issues</li><li>Comfortably work with diverse population of people.</li><li>Interpersonal skill and openness to mutual problem solving with supervisors and subordinates is essential</li></ul>
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.