University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Hazardous Materials Specialist

Hazardous Mateials Specialist—Job Standard

Job Family: Skilled Craft
Series: Facilities Trades
Job Code: 5093
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: UE

This title is part of a career progression within the Facilities Trades Series consisting of Hazardous Materials Worker, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Hazardous Materials Specialist Senior, and Facilities Trades Supervisor.

Job Overview

Perform abatement, remediation, decontamination and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform abatement, remediation, decontamination, and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs following established specifications and regulatory requirements; use judgment in prioritizing work tasks and in applying work methods.

Perform repair, encapsulation, removal, and disposal of hazardous materials; contain, decontaminate, and/or dispose of asbestos, lead, mold, and other known hazards; oversee and monitor activities performed by internal and contracted workers; perform air monitoring and final air/visual clearance ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements using comprehensive knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedures; perform on-site emergency response.

Perform and monitor environmental hazard maintenance activities; participate in lock-down and spray-back operations; use expertise to determine asbestos fiber containment; ensure asbestos-contained water is disposed of in compliance with regulatory requirements; inspect buildings for asbestos and lead containing materials; collect bulk samples.

Maintain daily site activity documentation; review on-site documentation to verify certification and medical monitoring; use desktop applications.

Participate in established worker protection program; maintain knowledge of equipment, procedures, limitations, and maintenance of air supply respiratory protection system; attend training for certification and re-certification.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma, four years' experience and specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Ability to pass physical examination reqyured. Tobacco users will not be considered. Must use breathing apparatus. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Last modified September 10 2014 03:02 PM