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Hazardous Waste Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety (1737)
Posting Number: req1015
Working 12 months per year

Non-classified Staff
Finance and Administration
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

This position will coordinate major aspects of Idaho State University’s Hazardous Waste Program.  Under general supervision, this position will lead hazardous waste operations and ensure compliance with State and Federal hazardous waste regulations. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Collect, process and characterize hazardous waste and identify high hazard hazardous waste.
•    Track hazardous waste volumes and generate reports.  Prepare state and federal reports.  
•    Consolidate compatible waste for disposal through hazardous waste vendor and complete hazardous waste manifests.
•    Collect biohazardous waste and manage the universal waste and used oil programs.
•    Coordinate training and emergency preparedness exercises.
•    Develop and maintain hazardous waste program elements (contingency planning, waste minimization planning, pollution prevention planning).
•    Respond to emergencies including chemical spills.

Minimum Qualifications

•    A Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience with environmental, health and safety programs.  The successful candidate must be able to wear an air-purifying respirator, lift 50 pounds, transport drums weighing 450 pounds using a drum hand truck and have a valid driver’s license.  
•    This position requires after-hours emergency responses.  
•    Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and medical evaluation. 
Preferred Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or a related discipline and two years of experience with hazardous waste.
•    Advanced RCRA training
•    OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER
•    Experience in a higher education setting
•    DOT Ground Shipment Certification

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 6, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary range has been approved from $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment are conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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