Environmental Health and Safety Technician I - Facilities and Services
University of Illinois

Urbana, Illinois

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Environmental Health and Safety Technician I - Facilities and Services

Safety & Compliance

Job Summary
Under the administrative direction of the Sr. Field Safety Advisor, Safety and Compliance, assist with the delivery of campus occupational safety and health and environmental compliance services.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform monthly fire extinguisher inspections and assist with annual fire extinguisher inspections. Perform fire extinguisher maintenance, install new fire extinguishers, and replace faulty or discharged fire extinguishers. Properly document and report.
  • Inspect and properly document and report the status of campus stormwater green infrastructure, and construction site erosion control infrastructure, devices, and practices.
  • Assist with chemical storage verifications, air emissions opacity observations, investigations for reported releases of petroleum/chemical substances, and investigations of unauthorized disposal, and properly document and report.
  • Assist with industrial hygiene monitoring, respirator fit testing, facility/equipment inspections, and incident investigations. Perform routine maintenance on industrial hygiene and other technical safety equipment. Properly document and report.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including supporting the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services, and pursuing professional development activities.
Physical Demands
  • Standing : Frequently
  • Walking : Frequently
  • Stairs : Frequently
  • Sitting : Frequently
  • Lifting/Carrying : Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling : Rarely
  • Climbing : Rarely
  • Balancing : Rarely
  • Bending/Stooping : Frequently
  • Kneeling : Rarely
  • Squatting/Crouching : Rarely
  • Reaching : Rarely
  • Grip/Dexterity : Rarely
  • Twisting : Rarely
  • Talking : Frequently
  • Hearing : Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions : Frequently
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination : Rarely
  • Visual Acuity : Rarely
  • Running/Jumping : Frequently
  • Physical Exertion : Rarely
  • Additional Physical Demands
    The incumbent must have the ability to wear a work uniform, steel toe shoes/boots, eye, face, and hand protection, respiratory protection (negative pressure full face respirator), and other protective equipment or clothing, if required by position. The incumbent will be expected to transport and manipulate 55-gallon drums weighing from
    50 to 500 pounds with the aid of a drum dolly, handle packages (bags, barrels, boxes) weighing up to 100 pounds, and lift containers weighing up to 50 pounds. The incumbent will qualify for these demands during a pre-employment physical. The incumbent must be willing to work in physically stressful situations, cope with seasonal
    weather changes, and handle dangerous and hazardous materials.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Any one or any combination totaling eighteen (18) months from the following categories:
    A. college course work in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or a closely related field as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
    • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
    • Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months)
    • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
    • Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)
    B. work experience that required environmental health and safety knowledge and skills.
    2. Possession of a State of Illinois Class D driver's license, if required by the position
    3. Possession of a State of Illinois Commercial Driver's License, with a hazardous materials endorsement, prior to completion of the probationary period, if required by position.
    4. Eligible to obtain approval by a medical practitioner to wear a respirator, if required by the position.

    Specialty Factors

    Possession of a State of Illinois Class D driver's license.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to think clearly and respond appropriately to state, local, and campus officials. 2. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and function in a team environment. 3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, and students. 4. Ability to understand workplace hazards and methods to protect self against associated injuries and illnesses. 5. Ability to work and communicate with a diverse workforce. 6. Ability to accurately use computerized record systems and standard office programs. 7. Ability to follow-up on projects and use initiative and sound judgement.
    Appointment Information

    This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 3988 - Environmental Health & Safety Technician I position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 4/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx .

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information

    Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 13, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Ken McCray at klmccray@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

    Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .

    Requisition ID: 1016388
    Job Category: Technical
    Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


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