University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Environmental Health and Safety Technician

Payroll Title: UCP IV
Class Code: 0411-9084
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: N
Score: 454

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of a Manager, provides moderately complex support services to the Department of Environmental Health and Safety in one or more of the following programs: Biological Health and Safety, Chemical Health and Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, and Radiation Safety.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Inspects and monitors equipment, work areas, and work practices and procedures for compliance with established environmental health and safety rules, regulations, and University policies.
  2. Provides services related to handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials, as needed.
  3. Conducts moderately complex surveys of University facilities and operations for hazardous conditions and potential violations of applicable Federal, State, and local environmental health and safety standards and guidelines.
  4. Operates, maintains, and calibrates environmental health and safety monitoring and testing equipment.
  5. Records data and assists staff in acquiring appropriate regulatory information.
  6. Posts safety guidelines, official announcements, and related communications.
  7. Assists with training programs in technical areas, as needed.
  8. Investigates and submits reports on incidents involving environmental health and safety matters, as directed.
  9. Responds to emergencies involving hazardous materials in an on-call capacity.
  10. May supervise student staff.
  11. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related discipline
    OR
    Associate’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related discipline and two years experience in environmental health and safety discipline or related field.
  2. Good communication skills.
  3. Ability to respond promptly in-person to all campus locations requiring environmental health and safety services, including the regional campuses.
  4. Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and the ability to lift 40-50 lb containers and handle 55-gallon drums, as needed.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

1. Previous experience in environmental health and safety field or related scientific discipline.

2. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, codes and guidelines, as related to environmental health and safety functions of the position.

NOTE:

• Position may be required to respond to emergencies outside of normal business hours.
• Professional certification or license may be required by regulation for specific specialty technical fields.
Date Created: 06/02/88
Date Revised: 10/31/05