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Hazardous Materials Specialist Senior

Hazardous Materials Specialist Senior—Job Standard

Job Family: Skilled Craft
Series: Facilities Trades
Job Code: 5293
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

Provide assistance with oversight of daily operations and design of projects and 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.

Provide assistance with oversight of daily operations and design of projects and perform abatement, remediation, decontamination, and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs following established specifications and regulatory requirements; use judgment in coordinating area workflow, prioritizing work tasks and applying work methods.

Delegate work assignments and perform repair, encapsulation, removal, and disposal of hazardous materials; contain, decontaminate, and/or dispose of asbestos, lead, mold, and other known hazards; coordinate, 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; evaluate work for quality and conformity to policy and procedure; 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.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma, and five years' experience to include lead or supervisory responsibilities, specialized certifications or ability to obtain within six months, valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Ability to pass physical examination. 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