Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Job Post: Environmental Health and Safety Professional 2

Posting: 05783
Classification: C3902
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Opens: 2016-02-16
Closes: 2016-03-02
Salary: $19.51 - $29.82 Per Hour
Location: Eugene

The University of Oregon and the Office of Environmental Health & Safety invites applications for a full-time Building Sciences Technician (Environmental Health and Safety Professional 2). This position may work a flexible schedule and will be required to work various shifts and/or hours, including weekends and holidays.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is within Safety and Risk Services and promotes and helps to maintain a healthy and safe environment for the University of Oregon students, faculty, staff, and, visitors. Additionally, EHS provides these services to the University’s satellite locations in Portland, Charleston and Bend.

This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.

This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


... bachelor's degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; AND
... two years of related professional experience in environmental, health, or safety; OR
... a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications.

Graduate level courses in the subject areas may be substituted, on a credit-hour basis, for a portion of the required experience.

All coursework must be from an accredited college or university. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.

Successfully pass a criminal background check.

Other Required Qualifications:

Two years of related professional experience working in an environmental or building science program. A degree in a related field or professional certification(s) may substitute to up to one year of work experience.

Possession of a valid Oregon Drivers’ License (or the ability to obtain one within the prescribed time frame) and to successfully apply for and receive a University of Oregon Drivers Certification card. The ability to receive a University of Oregon Drivers’ Certification card is dependent upon an investigation of one’s driving record/history. Such license may be denied by the University of Oregon Department of Parking and Transportation in the event that the investigation is not successful. It is required that this license be maintained throughout employment within this position with the University.

Asbestos inspector certification is required for this position. A candidate must currently have this certification or be able to obtain the certification within six (6) months of hire.

Professional Competencies:

Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, crawl in tunnels and vaults, walk over one mile per day, and work in confined areas. This position must be available to respond to emergency situations on weekends and before and after regular work hours.

This position requires use of personal protective equipment and clothing, including but not limited to respiratory protection and eye protection.

Must operate equipment such as, but not limited to, industrial hygiene monitoring equipment, infrared imaging, sampling equipment, and vehicles.

The incumbent in this position must be able to communicate clearly to faculty, students and staff, using both verbal and written skills.

This position requires a commitment to the university’s affirmative action and equal opportunity goals and the diversity plans of the university.

This position requires a commitment to maintain the highest ethical standards within the department and university.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidate with a Bachelor of Science in a science or engineering program and/or current AHERA Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner, or Project Designer certifications, Oregon Health Division Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor, a CIH, CSP, REHS, CHMM, 40 Hour Hazwoper or similar professional environmental health and/or safety certification.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


The purpose of this job/position is to support and work in collaboration with the EHS Building Science team to support the asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, and loss prevention programs. The position uses knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through on-the-job work experience and/or through academic coursework. The position is informed by the regulatory requirements of OSHA, OR OSHA, EPA, OR DEQ and LRAPA regulatory requirements. Duties include:

...Inspecting and evaluating potential asbestos impacts associated with construction projects, including assisting with the development of scopes of work and entering of construction sites to interact with contractors; performing building inspections; periodic surveillance; collecting, documenting and shipping of bulk samples for asbestos analysis; preparing associated reports; data collection; record keeping; and data management; coordinating and working with University project managers, zone maintenance managers, abatement contractors, consultants, and others associated with asbestos-related work; supporting and assisting with development of an enterprise-wide asbestos data base; providing training, general asbestos consultation, and guidance as directed.

...Lead Program: assisting with program development and management of the University Lead Program; providing training and general consultation as directed; completing inspections and hazard assessments; collecting bulk samples, preparating associated reports, data collection, record keeping, and data management.

...Indoor Air Quality, Mold, & Water Intrusion: assisting with investigations, analysis, testing, investigations, collecting samples, preparing associated reports, data collection using direct read and data logging instrumentation, record keeping, and data management; providing general consultation as directed; assisting with program development and maintenance.

...Investigating and assessing reported incidents, loss or damage; assisting with recommendations and resolution of property damage claims; assisting with large property loss mitigation project oversight; assisting with building inspections and data collection required for property insurance.


Office, laboratory, classroom, construction sites, industrial and outdoor environment where temperatures, lighting, noise level, air quality, etc., will vary. Employee will perform duties within department and/or OR-OSHA guidelines and training stipulations.

Occasional potential for exposure to chemicals or other hazards are part of performing duties.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each question. Make sure that any experience or training described in your responses are included on your application.

Describe your experience with buildings and building systems. Highlight specific examples where your experience involved an environmental issue.

Provide an example where you required corrective action of another party regarding an environmental issue. Describe your methods for achieving compliance.

Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, resume and three professional references.

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