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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    115834627


Amherst College invites applications for the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist position. The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-1. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Assists the EH&S Director and Manager with maintaining a comprehensive environmental, health and safety program by performing multi-media inspections, collecting, compositing and coordinating pickups of hazardous waste, maintaining inventories of all EH&S supplies, calibrating equipment and responding to emergencies and other EH&S related incidents. In addition, this position oversees the college vehicle accident, insurance, registration, violations/tickets and EZ-Pass program, as well as maintaining several required databases, most aspects of accounting and billing and assisting in the management of training and the EH&S web site. This position collaborates with a diverse set of other personnel on campus.
  • Responsible for performing EH&S multi-media inspections, which includes; building environmental, hazardous materials/waste, fire, kitchen, pest control, safety and sanitation in all academic and residential buildings on campus in compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for hazardous waste main and satellite accumulation area inspections, the collection and compositing of hazardous waste, as well as coordination of the pickup and disposal of same, through our hazardous waste contractor
  • Handles most aspects of the college vehicle program, including but not limited to insurance, leasing, registration, tracking, violations, EZ-Pass and 5College Inc. interface for credentialing and accidents.
  • Responsible for accounting/billing within the department, such as keeping track of all accounts, paying bills, monitoring the credit card statements, replenishing petty cash for RMV etc., and maintaining a database that includes all of the above
  • Maintains inventory of all EH&S equipment and supplies, including but not limited to first aid supplies and personal protective equipment.
  • Maintains several databases, including asbestos, budget, lead, permits, and training
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of EH&S training programs and the EH&S Web Site.
  • Maintaining the College MSDS On-Line Program
  • Contributes to an inclusive community for all

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Hazardous Waste - Main and Satellite Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas
  • Weekly (required) inspections
  • Collection and compositing of all hazardous waste, including Rental Housing
  • Obtaining the necessary SDS's for proper disposal of waste
  • Coordinating the waste pickup's (asbestos, lead, and hazardous waste) with the appropriatelicensed disposal companies

College Vehicle Program
  • Registering existing and new vehicles (exceeding 100) on an annual basis
  • Tracking, and maintaining all binders, databases for all vehicles
  • Personally dealing with (verbal and written) representatives of leasing companies such as Enterprise as it pertains to leases and purchase of vehicles
  • Tickets and EZ-Pass Violations
  • Aspects of vehicle credentialing and vehicle safety training, including on-line
  • Verifying, approving and denying requests for EZ-Pass vehicles, which includes e-mailing denials for the use of EZ-Pass vehicles

Inspections (Multi-Media) -Inspections of both academic and residential buildings on campus
  • Building, construction, environmental, fire, hazardous materials/waste, kitchen, pest, safety, and sanitation
  • Generates written reports, initiates work orders and meets with persons to assist with corrective actions, as required.

Computer Related Work
  • Maintaining all databases including, but not limited to; accounting, asbestos, confined space, hot works, inventories, personal protective equipment, training and vehicles
  • Assists in the development of new training programs and works directly with the IT department to get new and modified programs online, with testing (as required)
  • Assists with the maintenance and modifications of the EH&S Website, which includes annual review of multiple policies, procedures and training programs
  • Tracking all aspects of the EH&S budget, including databases, inventory control, and credit card oversite as it pertains to purchases, both by check and credit card

Equipment and Inventory Control
  • Monitors and orders all first aid and personal protective equipment, as well as checking equipment calibration for multiple departments and inspecting fixed air quality monitoring equipment across campus.
  • Monitors indoor air quality equipment that EH&S places at various sites around the campus for indoor air quality and moisture related concerns, and takes the necessary steps to mitigate any identified issues with the responsible facilities department(s)

Emergency Response- Responds to various types of complaints and emergencies, such as
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Leaks, odors, and spills
  • Bug and pest issues, deemed as emergency

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Associates degree in related field(s)
  • Valid driver's license with successful credentialing to operate college vehicles, including a cargo truck under 10,000 GVRW
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with the diverse members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students
  • Ability to use a wide range of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and/or Access
  • Commitment to working effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and lift test

Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Health or Safety related field(s)
  • OSHA 10 for Construction or General Industry
  • CPR and First Aid Certification Instructor
  • Other certifications related to environmental, hazardous waste, safety
  • Ability to maintain and modify a Web Site
  • Ability to use and work with a variety of personal protective equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret regulatory requirements
  • Ability to recognize workplace hazards and initiate corrective actions
  • Ability to perform multi-media inspections
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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<br /><br />Amherst College invites applications for the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist position. The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-1. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community with regard to race, ethnicity, ability, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.<br /><br />Assists the EH&S Director and Manager with maintaining a comprehensive environmental, health and safety program by performing multi-media inspections, collecting, compositing and coordinating pickups of hazardous waste, maintaining inventories of all EH&S supplies, calibrating equipment and responding to emergencies and other EH&S related incidents. In addition, this position oversees the college vehicle accident, insurance, registration, violations/tickets and EZ-Pass program, as well as maintaining several required databases, most aspects of accounting and billing and assisting in the management of training and the EH&S web site. This position collaborates with a diverse set of other personnel on campus.<br /> <ul> <li>Responsible for performing EH&S multi-media inspections, which includes; building environmental, hazardous materials/waste, fire, kitchen, pest control, safety and sanitation in all academic and residential buildings on campus in compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements</li> <li>Responsible for hazardous waste main and satellite accumulation area inspections, the collection and compositing of hazardous waste, as well as coordination of the pickup and disposal of same, through our hazardous waste contractor</li> <li>Handles most aspects of the college vehicle program, including but not limited to insurance, leasing, registration, tracking, violations, EZ-Pass and 5College Inc. interface for credentialing and accidents.</li> <li>Responsible for accounting/billing within the department, such as keeping track of all accounts, paying bills, monitoring the credit card statements, replenishing petty cash for RMV etc., and maintaining a database that includes all of the above</li> <li>Maintains inventory of all EH&S equipment and supplies, including but not limited to first aid supplies and personal protective equipment.</li> <li>Maintains several databases, including asbestos, budget, lead, permits, and training</li> <li>Assists with the creation and maintenance of EH&S training programs and the EH&S Web Site.</li> <li>Maintaining the College MSDS On-Line Program</li> <li>Contributes to an inclusive community for all</li> </ul> <br />Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:<br /><br /><strong>Hazardous Waste - </strong>Main and Satellite Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas<br /> <ul> <li>Weekly (required) inspections</li> <li>Collection and compositing of all hazardous waste, including Rental Housing</li> <li>Obtaining the necessary SDS's for proper disposal of waste</li> <li>Coordinating the waste pickup's (asbestos, lead, and hazardous waste) with the appropriatelicensed disposal companies</li> </ul> <br /><strong>College Vehicle Program</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Registering existing and new vehicles (exceeding 100) on an annual basis</li> <li>Tracking, and maintaining all binders, databases for all vehicles</li> <li>Personally dealing with (verbal and written) representatives of leasing companies such as Enterprise as it pertains to leases and purchase of vehicles</li> <li>Tickets and EZ-Pass Violations</li> <li>Aspects of vehicle credentialing and vehicle safety training, including on-line</li> <li>Verifying, approving and denying requests for EZ-Pass vehicles, which includes e-mailing denials for the use of EZ-Pass vehicles</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Inspections </strong>(Multi-Media) -Inspections of both academic and residential buildings on campus<br /> <ul> <li>Building, construction, environmental, fire, hazardous materials/waste, kitchen, pest, safety, and sanitation</li> <li>Generates written reports, initiates work orders and meets with persons to assist with corrective actions, as required.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Computer Related Work</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Maintaining all databases including, but not limited to; accounting, asbestos, confined space, hot works, inventories, personal protective equipment, training and vehicles</li> <li>Assists in the development of new training programs and works directly with the IT department to get new and modified programs online, with testing (as required)</li> <li>Assists with the maintenance and modifications of the EH&S Website, which includes annual review of multiple policies, procedures and training programs</li> <li>Tracking all aspects of the EH&S budget, including databases, inventory control, and credit card oversite as it pertains to purchases, both by check and credit card</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Equipment and Inventory Control</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Monitors and orders all first aid and personal protective equipment, as well as checking equipment calibration for multiple departments and inspecting fixed air quality monitoring equipment across campus.</li> <li>Monitors indoor air quality equipment that EH&S places at various sites around the campus for indoor air quality and moisture related concerns, and takes the necessary steps to mitigate any identified issues with the responsible facilities department(s)</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Emergency Response- </strong>Responds to various types of complaints and emergencies, such as<br /> <ul> <li>Indoor Air Quality</li> <li>Leaks, odors, and spills</li> <li>Bug and pest issues, deemed as emergency</li> </ul> <br /><strong>QUALIFICATIONS</strong><br /><br />Required:<br /> <ul> <li>Associates degree in related field(s)</li> <li>Valid driver's license with successful credentialing to operate college vehicles, including a cargo truck under 10,000 GVRW</li> <li>Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with the diverse members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students</li> <li>Ability to use a wide range of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and/or Access</li> <li>Commitment to working effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds</li> <li>Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and lift test</li> </ul> <br />Preferred:<br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Health or Safety related field(s)</li> <li>OSHA 10 for Construction or General Industry</li> <li>CPR and First Aid Certification Instructor</li> <li>Other certifications related to environmental, hazardous waste, safety</li> <li>Ability to maintain and modify a Web Site</li> <li>Ability to use and work with a variety of personal protective equipment</li> <li>Ability to read and interpret regulatory requirements</li> <li>Ability to recognize workplace hazards and initiate corrective actions</li> <li>Ability to perform multi-media inspections</li> </ul> <strong>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</strong><br /><br />Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br /><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br />Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br /></strong> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/m6rae6tbGYgOSKlqsROWn"> <p>PI115834627</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-26 Expires: 2019-12-27

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