The University of Texas at El Paso Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Safety Specialist I

Hiring department Environ Health & Safe
Monthly salary $2,341 - $3,510
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-01-23-01-6619
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location El Paso
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide technical assistance, service and documentation in environmental compliance programs and waste management. Supports management of biological, chemical and radiological materials and hazards. Perform spill response duties and laboratory assessments. Assists with management of mold, lead and asbestos.

Essential Functions

Assists with the implementation and maintenance of programs for packaging, treating, storing, transporting and disposing of biological, chemical and radioactive materials. Assists with the implementation and maintenance of Risk management programs designed to protect the employees and environment. Maintains Material Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals at the facility. Surveys laboratories to determine type and magnitude of risk issues. Audits facilities to determine corrective action for management of biological, chemical and radiological risks; consults with faculty and staff to correct deficiencies in safety. Maintains logs of Hazardous Materials Management Program, daily waste pick-ups, disposals, Annual Waste Summaries. Maintains working knowledge of new technologies developed by the industry and government regulators. Provides technical service in the event of a hazardous chemical spill, and identifies pollutant, determines hazardous impact; recommends and performs corrective action. Tracks and monitors radioactive waste. Performs air monitoring tests. Assesses available safe handling and disposal alternatives, including costs involved, to evaluate alternatives. Interprets chemical formulas, inspects safety showers and eye wash stations. Maintains logs on Radiation safety program for isotope deliveries, waste pick up disposals, and lab safety surveys. Tracks and monitors radioactive waste. Solicits vendors, initiates purchase orders and audits invoices. Interprets chemical formulas, inspects safety equipment in labs, wash stations, and showers, and answers inquiries. Assists in developing comprehensive spill prevention programs and reviews facility plans for spill prevention; participates in developing spill reporting regulations and environmental damage assessment programs; prepares reports of findings concerning spills and prepares material for use in legal actions. Complies with all State and University policies.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Associate degree from two year college or technical school and two to four years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Individual must have knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs. Must possess a valid drivers license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System UTS157. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

None provided

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

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