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EH&S/EMERGENCY SPECIALIST - UW Bothell

Location: Bothell, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: December 1, 2017
Job #11981
Posted: November 1, 2017
Description:

The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary RESEARCH and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement http://www.uwb.edu/diversity

Our Campus Safety Department, has an outstanding opportunity for an Environmental Health & Safety / Emergency Specialist

Skills/Eligibility:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, BIOLOGY, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health, Engineering, Industrial Safety Science, Health Physics, Emergency Management or closely related field.

-At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in one or more areas of Environmental Health & Safety or Emergency Management.

-Must currently hold at least one of the following credentials: Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO), Registered Sanitarian (RS), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).

-Experience working with regulatory agencies in multiple jurisdictions, knowledge of environmental remediation protocols and techniques thorough knowledge of federal and state environmental health and safety laws (OSHA, EPA, SEPA, and WISHA) working knowledge of DOT regulations.

-Knowledge and an understanding of the current issues and trends in the EH&S and Emergency Management field.

-Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a work environment that has potential to change frequently due to change in government regulations or business needs.

-Ability to develop collaboration among diverse groups; ability to think outside the box and to lead and manage change.

-Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills

-Ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse populations.

-Demonstrated presentation skills and training delivery skills in one of the following areas:  HAZCOM, Laboratory Safety, Fire Safety, Chemical Safety Emergency Management, Blood Borne Pathogens, etc.

-Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft software and tools.

-Haz-Mat first responder and assume role of incident commander as needed.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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