Position Description: The UCLA Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) is a highly-specialized, interdisciplinary team of environmental, safety, and emergency preparedness & response professionals providing risk, safety, and emergency response services to the campus community at UCLA. EH&S is a values-driven organization that exemplifies True Bruin Values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, and Excellence) along with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We are currently seeking an experienced Environmental Health Specialist to lead and oversee our Environmental Health Program. Candidates already certified to practice as Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) in California required.
The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and oversight of the Campus Environmental Health Program. The incumbent will be the technical lead for the program and ensure UCLA is compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, University of California system-wide policies and procedures, and best management practices, including consumer protection, infection control, food establishment plan review, retail food safety, reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) and CDPH permitting, pool safety, hair salons, and tattoo & piercing parlors.
Under general supervision from the Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Programs Manger, the incumbent will provide technical expertise and oversee the work of environmental health specialists and interns to ensure campus compliance with local, state, and federal environmental and public health regulations. The incumbent will serve as the environmental and health subject matter expert, leading projects and compliance activities of critical importance for UCLA.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Management of UCLA food safety program and inspections for all campus food service establishments and permitting of temporary food events - Management of UCLA pool and spa inspections - Management of UCLA drinking water quality program and sampling; - Management of animals on UCLA campus including pets, therapy, and service animals - Management of infection control program - UCLA Integrated Pest Management program, - Coordinate with UCLA Office of Sustainability on various environmental initiatives - Development of written policies, procedures for outreach material and guidelines to comply with regulations - Participate in special campus health advisory committees as needed - Assist with other EH&S programs as required
Special Instructions: The budgeted hiring salary/target range for this position is the between $98,000 to $122,000 annually, with salary placement based on skills, knowledge, and experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.