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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) is seeking an Environmental Health/Safety Specialist Intermediate to perform services associated with hazardous waste management. This position will be responsible for the collection, handling, and processing of chemical, medical, universal, and low level radioactive waste generated on the Ann Arbor campus and satellite facilities. Additional duties will include delivering supplies, waste sampling, profiling and commingling, conducting chemical transfers, performing emergency spill response, hazardous waste training, writing operational procedures, newsletter articles and other duties as required.       

The position will provide excellent, proactive, and timely customer service and serve as the primary liaison between the Department of Environment, Health & Safety and the University community, ensuring regulatory compliance and coordinating pickups with the disposal vendor(s) under contract with the University. This position will also be responsible for data collection and recordkeeping, report generation, and invoice reviews.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, environmental health science, or related field with 1-3 years of experience in hazardous waste management in a University setting or similar industry involving hazardous waste disposal.

Ability to classify, segregate and commingle, load and unload hazardous waste on/off trucks, move and transport packages of various shapes, sizes and weights (up to 50 pounds frequently and greater than 75 pounds occasionally); maneuver 15, 30 and 55-gallon drums (up to 300 pounds frequently and greater than 400 pounds occasionally).  

Must be able to work independently with minimal direction and provide follow through with customers.

Must be able to exercise diplomacy and work effectively with a diverse group of people.

Must participate in an emergency on-call program (including after hours) as a condition of employment.

Licensure & Certification

Must have a valid driver's license with the ability to obtain and maintain a class C commercial license with hazardous materials endorsement as a condition of employment.

Current certifications in DOT, RCRA, and Hazwoper technician level desirable.  

Must participate in a federally mandated physical and drug testing program after obtaining a CDL.

Must participate in a University medical surveillance program and be able to pass a physical examination to allow for emergency response and wearing of personal protective equipment.

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.