EH&S Career Opportunities

Senior EH&S Technician

Apply Here: REQUISITION 52168BR

Job Overview:

The Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) is responsible for promoting environmental stewardship and a safe workplace at UCSF while helping to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to occupational safety and the environment. 

Under the supervision of the Technical Operations Supervisor, Senior EH&S Technicians provide the following services to UCSF:
• Hazardous chemical waste collection and disposal
• Medical waste collection and disposal
• Receipt of radioactive material
• Radioactive waste collection and disposal
• Controlled substance receipt and disposal
• Radioactive contamination monitoring 
• Calibration of radiation survey meters
• Emergency shower and eyewash testing
• Fume hood testing

The job involves the ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and to wear appropriate personal protective clothing, including a full-face respirator.

Required Qualifications:

• Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in an environmental health and safety program, or two years of college including appropriate science courses and one year of experience in an environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
• Operational needs may require Haz Mat certification or individual must have ability to achieve certification within 60-90 days of request
• California driver’s license with a good driving record
• Six months of experience working with hazardous chemicals or radioactive materials
• Knowledge of how to safely work with chemicals
• Basic computer skills including the ability to use Excel, Word, and Outlook
• Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Apply Here: Requisition 50916BR

Job Overview:
The Chemical Hygiene Officer acts as a subject matter expert in chemical safety for UCSF. This position is responsible for maintaining the Chemical Hygiene Plan and overseeing compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations pertaining to the use of hazardous chemicals at UCSF. 

Duties include development of control banded SOPs, serving as a key member of the university’s chemical safety committee, and maintaining the university’s chemical inventory system. 

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field
• Five years of experience working in a research laboratory or safety related field
• Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry, chemical laboratory procedures, and chemical safety
• Skill and ability to conduct comprehensive literature searches on chemicals and chemical safety related information
• Advanced skill in mentoring or overseeing the work of other EH&S technical and professional staff
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment
• Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within budget and time constraints