University of Washington School of Public Health
Industrial Hygienist - Environmental Protection Agency
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Posted: June 8, 2018
This position functions as the Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) Program
Manager of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Western Ecology Division (WED) under the general supervision of the Associate Director. This is a non-supervisory position. The applicant is independently responsible for planning, implementing, directing and evaluating all functions necessary to comply with all laws directed at eliminating or controlling the risk of exposure and long-term health effects to personnel and the environment from chemical, biological, physical and radiological hazard. The applicant shall ensure the site maintains full compliance with all local, state and federal Environmental protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Transportation (DOT), Health and Human Services (HHS) laws and regulations in addition to Internal EPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD), and/ or WED policies and procedures.
In this capacity, the position is also responsible for participating in engineering studies in support of repair, alteration or new construction of buildings, laboratories or major equipment, both plant and scientific, that may affect the safe handling, use and disposal of hazardous, toxic and carcinogenic materials in a research environment.
WED is a division of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory focused on the impacts of environmental stressors on terrestrial, estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Research by Division scientists emphasizes approaches for condition and services of terrestrial and coastal systems to determine causes of affected and declining systems, predict effects and impacts of environmental stressors, and support development of criteria to protect coastal systems.
Research activities are conducted in laboratories and in numerous geographically dispersed field sites that encompass a diverse spectrum of risks in laboratory, field and shop operations. Employees work with chemical, physical, biological and radiological agents and use survey vessel and boats in estuarine, coastal, and inland waters. These vehicles and equipment when not used in a safe manner are capable of inflicting injuries or illnesses.
- The applicant is expected to have a proficient working knowledge of occupational safety, health, and environmental compliance regulations
- Must have working knowledge of chemical waste management procedures
- Knowledge of general research laboratory safety, environmental compliance, and chemical hygiene procedures
- Demonstrate the ability to independently plan and execute program objectives
- Ability to develop and deliver training presentations
- Must be able to work effectively within industrial, outdoor, and administrative environments
- Must be comfortable working around hazardous chemicals, novel research processes, and heavy equipment such as boats, forklifts, and sport utility vehicles
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, or Occupational Safety and Health is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Certification and Training: HAZWOPER, CSP, CIH, RCRA, and DOT for Hazardous Material Handlers is preferred
Expected travel time for this position, greater than 50 miles from billet location, should not exceed 10 days per year.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, June 15, 2018.
LCDR Daniel Adams