ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SPECIALIST II
Sr. Laboratory Officer
$4605 - $8903 monthly
3401-ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY
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Job Summary Statement:
The Sr. Laboratory Safety Officer will lead the staff of Laboratory Safety Officers responsible for the administration of health and safety programs for the campus to include: the School of Medicine, several Life Sciences Departments, School of Engineering and several physical science departments. As the Sr. Lab Safety Officer, assist Laboratory Safety Officers with the implementation of the comprehensive safety and chemical waste management programs for these departments and monitor for quality assurance. Oversee Laboratory Safety Officer's safety inspections of laboratories, shops, storerooms and other common use rooms. Monitor and guide Lab Safety Officers with the development and implementation of laboratory health education programs i.e. SOP Template Library, Lessons Learned Library, and Job Safety Analysis (JSA), chemical waste management programs, chemical emergency response policies and procedures, dissemination of information and technical guidelines on waste management procedures, and campus policies and procedures for laboratory health and safety. Monitor and assist Laboratory Safety Officers in the coordination campus compliance with the Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication Program, Injury and Illness Prevention Plan, particularly hazardous substances policies, Laser Safety Standards and other State and Federal Standards. Serve as a member of the UCLA Hazardous Materials Response Team (HazMat).
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Qualifications for Position
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, administrators, managers, subordinates and academia.
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field such as chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, industrial hygiene, safety, engineering, or related field is required and two years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
An advanced degree or Master's degree in biological, chemical or physical sciences is highly preferred.
Ability to coordinate and discuss all aspects of quality assurance of Lab Safety Inspection Program with Lab Safety Officers; submit written reports to the CHO and Director of EH&S.
Monitor job performance of subordinates and report to Supervisor; visit inspecton sites to discuss status and report any problems or hazardous conditions with Supervisor.
Determine progress/productivity of inspections and follow-ups, accuracy and quality of inspection reports; review the accuracy of metrics and quality of reports.
Ability to provide on-the-job training for new employees and report progress to Supervisor.
Ability to analyze complex environmental/health technical data using logic and quantitative reasoning and develop solutions and/or alternatives for problems and issues.
Ability to make oral presentations (training) to persuade or teach others to accept a specific action or opinion and also to provide nformation to explain proceudres, policies etc.
Working knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety codes to assess, develop, and provide accurate inormation to the campus community.
Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of the job responsiblities.
Skill in performing a variety of environmental health duties,often changing from one etask to another of a different nature.
Skill in writing concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical reports to explain the results of environmental health studies.
Skill in owrking independently and following through on assignments.
Detailed knowledge of CCR Title 8, and other applicable state and federal codes to interpret meaning to the campus community.
General knowledge of basic principles of industrial hygiene, safety, biological sciences, chemistry and toxicology gained from college level educational courses.
Working knowledge of biological laboratory research along with principles of bio-safety and the ability to apply this understanding to the tasks of laboratory nspections and hazard recognition.
Working knowledge of personal protective equipment requirements in a laboratory environment.
Working knowledge of safety principles as they pertain to exposure to chemical and physical hazards.
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NOTE: This position REQUIRES that a RESUME, COVER LETTER, REFERENCES and SALARY HISTORY be submitted in addition to the application. Please have ALL FILES ready to upload when applying.
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Conflict of Interest:
Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
Position is subject to the California DMV's "Pull Notice System" and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record.
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Other Special Employment Requirements:
Age Requirement: Applicants must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired. Drug/Alcohol Test: Offer of employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory drug and alcohol test. Pre-employment Physical: Offer of employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory pre-employment physical examination. TB Test: Continued employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory TB test.
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