Asbestos Specialist - Inventory and Recordkeeping Improvements
Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA

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The Department of Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University has an opening for a member of the Asbestos, Lead, and Construction Safety Program. Reporting to the program manager, the successful candidate will support mitigation of institutional civil and regulatory risk exposure by means of systematic improvements to the quality and accessibility of historic asbestos-related construction and maintenance data, supplemented with new data collected from facility surveys. Additionally, he or she will perform other related duties as requested by the supervisor or EH&S management and provide support as needed to the University during emergencies. All team members must comply with governmental regulations, and University and departmental policies and procedures regarding health and safety and must observe and support good health and safety practices.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:(~40%) Archive Data Review and Assessment:
  • Review and evaluate archive asbestos survey and abatement information in both hardcopy and electronic formats.
  • Identify and prepare pertinent hardcopy documents for electronic scanning to be performed by others.
  • Perform quality control review of scanned documents uploaded to Stanford’s on-line Document Library system.
(~40%) Facility Surveys:
  • Identify University buildings or building areas that lack asbestos inventory information.
  • Design and execute asbestos building surveys to resolve missing, conflicting or incomplete data discovered during archive data review.
  • Review construction drawings and specifications; collect, prepare and submit bulk samples for analysis; review and enter analysis results in the Asbestos Program’s on-line Oracle application, prepare reports.
(~10%) Data Management:
  • Create survey and abatement information summaries for all Stanford facilities.
  • Upload information to the on-line EH&S Building Survey Summaries database.
  • Perform quality assurance evaluation of data.
(~10%) Asbestos Program Support:
  • As time permits, provide H&S support to construction projects and facility maintenance operations impacted by asbestos.
  • Develop abatement RFPs and lead contractor bid-walks.
  • Coordinate and schedule abatement operations, perform required inspections and air monitoring.
  • Organize project related documentation.
Ongoing:Comply with governmental regulations and University/departmental policies and procedures regarding health and safety; must observe and support good health and safety practices. Provide EH&S support as assigned during emergencies. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or EH&S management.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Four-year degree in relevant degree with 3-5 years of directly applicable experience in similar asbestos and construction-related health and safety work required; 5-7 years of preferred
  • Current AHERA Inspector and Contractor/Supervisor certified training required; California Asbestos Consultant certification preferred.
  • Required: Demonstrated understanding of occupational safety and health principles and applications, with competency specifically related to the identification, evaluation and control of asbestos, lead and other construction and facility maintenance related exposure hazards.
  • Required: Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/ risk assessment, data analysis, and ability to provide recommendations for exposure/ risk control.
  • Required: Demonstrated broad knowledge of construction practices and principles including the ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and project specifications.
  • Required: Knowledge of laws, regulations, consensus standards, and current technology concerning health and safety issues pertaining to various aspects of construction safety and compliance.
  • Preferred: Successful completion of confined space entry training
  • Preferred: Work experience in an academic and/or research setting
OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS – The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English with a wide variety of personnel, including faculty, students, staff, and representatives of regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and maintain positive working relationship with the campus community
  • Must be well organized and have excellent attention to detail and thoroughness with accomplishing assigned tasks from inception through completion in a multi-tasking environment
  • Strong self motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, “can do” work ethic; ability to handle potentially stressful situations with a sense of humor and a tolerance for ambiguity
  • Strong ability to work cohesively as part of a project team, and independently with minimal supervision, but will not hesitate to ask questions and/or seek information from supervisor or peers so that tasks can be completed correctly
  • Ability to maintain punctuality and good attendance
  • Proficiency with computers, including using the Microsoft Office suite of applications for creating and modifying documents, accessing and using the internet, and using Microsoft Outlook for email
  • Physical ability to perform duties while wearing required respiratory equipment (must pass required medical exam); ability to crawl, bend, climb ladders, and lift and carry heavy equipment (approximately 50 lbs.)
  • Valid California Driver’s License or ability to obtain one
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer
and welcomes applications from women and minority candidates.
No sponsorship or relocation is available for this position.

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