The Environmental Health Specialist provides professional expertise in the operation of environmental health programs to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, best practices, and University policies. The Environmental Health Specialist reports to the Senior Environmental Health Specialist.
Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures within environmental health to include, but is not limited to, asbestos, hazardous materials management, lead, environmental site assessments, SPCC, storage tanks, EPCRA, and water sampling.
Complete and file reports and documentation required by regulatory agencies for environmental health.
Serve as the environmental subject matter expert for capital construction projects, which includes duties such as: regulatory review of project scopes and designs, participation in project kick-off meetings, and close-out reviews of new buildings or renovations.
Conduct mold and indoor air quality investigations.
Conduct environmental inspections for unsafe conditions and work practices, recommend corrective actions, and perform follow-up verification of deficiency correction status.
Maintain knowledge/expertise on existing/proposed changes in all regulations; interpret and apply relevant laws, regulations, codes, and best practices/consensus standards.
Develop and review presentation materials used in briefings and training to institutional and non- institutional groups.
Participate as a member of the emergency response team including two-week rotations as 24-hour 'On-Call' Safety Officer and respond to hazardous material releases and serve in the appropriate response role based on training and expertise.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Problem solving skills
Decision making skills
Attention to detail
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, one of the life sciences, or similar.
0 â“ 7 years of experience in environmental health.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Capable of obtaining medical clearances for using respiratory protection necessary for HAZMAT response.
Capable of procuring a University of Chicago Medicine identification card which may include a background check and drug screening.
Ability to access tunnels and roofs, climb ladders, and lift 25 pounds.
Ability to travel to various off-campus locations.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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