UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/30/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/09/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will be hired at the EHS SPEC 3 or EHS SPEC 4 level depending on the experience of the selected candidate. The salary range for the EHS SPEC 3 is $75,850 - $100,000/yr and the EHS SPEC 4 is $90,000 - $125,000 /yr. Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
This position will be dedicated to developing, implementing, and monitoring EH&S programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, occupational, and safety regulations within UC San Diego Health. The ideal applicant will apply both professional and technical knowledge and expertise within Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Safety, and Industrial Hygiene.
The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (EH&S 3) professional develops, recommends, and implements programs, policies, and procedures associated with recognizing, measuring, evaluating, and controlling potential health and safety hazards across services and disciplines throughout all UC San Diego Health locations. As part of the EH&S team, core job duties will include:
Provides assistance with managing and coordinating the daily activities and priorities for hazard identification, application of controls, and regulatory compliance.
Liaise as a representative of EH&S and the organization with internal stakeholders, regulatory agencies, other UC locations, and vendors.
Manages and administers multiple safety and health programs and services.
Assessing and evaluating the work environment for risks and hazards using environmental, monitoring, sampling, and analytical equipment that measures the presence of pollutants, hazards, and exposure levels.
Identifying and facilitating modifications needed to support a safer and more efficient workplace.
Performs technical work related to field or expertise and assigned EH&S programs.
Participating in project planning, obtaining environmental permits for operation, and regulation consultation.
Monitors and assists with compliance of affected units and may serve as a liaison with regulatory agencies.
Follow-up on Environment of Care concerns, and identify opportunities for prevention controls.
Developing and administering engaging safety training and education materials across all disciplines and UC San Diego Health locations.
Participating in workgroups and committees to foster collaboration with other disciplines.
Captures and reports metrics for analytic purposes and identifies opportunities for improvement within the program.
Uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, techniques, and evaluations for obtaining goals and objectives.
Generates comprehensive reports for identified hazards, methods for analysis, data interpretation, corrective action, and evaluation for success or further improvement needs.
Must maintain specific field knowledge and continuous learning for applicable regulations, changes in policies, updated requirements, and scientific improvements related to EH&S programs.
Part of the rotation for EH&S on-call duty responder for emergencies.
Other duties assigned depending on business needs.
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Allied Health, and other related field.
Three (3) years of related experience in healthcare, laboratory, and industrial settings within the capacity of an EH&S professional.
Certification Requirements: Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or must be able to obtain CHSP certification within six months of hire.
Experience and proven knowledge, understanding of the broad range of EH&S fields, and familiarity with all EH&S fields.
Regulatory knowledge of programs related to Cal/OSHA Title 8, EPA, DEH, NIOSH, ANSI, CUPA, APCD, CERS, DOT Hazmat, and NFPA 101 standards.
Competency in using measurement and sampling tools.
Demonstrated knowledge of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, or EH&S safety principles.
Ability to manage, deliver, and implement effective safety programs.
Ability to effectively provide presentations to different audiences/groups.
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