EH&S Career Opportunities

Chemical Hygiene Officer

Apply Here: Requisition 50091BR 

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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field
• PhD in Chemistry or related field
• Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
• Experience in synthetic organic chemistry including working with pyrophoric chemicals and compound purification


Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer

Apply Here: Requisition 49905BR

Under the supervision of the Chemical Hygiene Officer, the Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer acts as a subject matter expert in chemical safety for campus departments and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) professionals. This position is responsible for maintaining the campus wide chemical inventory program and ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the use of hazardous materials at UCSF. 

The Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer develops, implements, and manages programs associated with the enterprise-wide chemical inventory including providing access, training, regulatory reporting, client services, and continuous program development. The Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer will coordinate efforts across a broad spectrum of internal stakeholders, providing frequent data analysis to upper management, the Chemical and Environmental Safety Committee, and regulatory agencies that may include the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA).

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or other 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
• Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including regulations governing safety use and storage of hazardous chemicals
• Experience and ability to train clients
• Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within budget and time constraints
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Chemistry or related field
• Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer
• Experience with chemical inventory management


Principal Technician

Apply Here: Requisition 49531BR

Under the direction of the Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Technical Operations Supervisor, Principal Technicians serve as lead technicians for HMM, assigning work schedules, and providing guidance to less experienced technicians. This position will also serve a lead oversight role for hazardous waste shipments for offsite disposal from the Mission Bay campus. The Principal Technician will coordinate with chemical and radioactive waste vendors, prepare waste inventories prior to ship outs, oversee vendors ensuring waste is packaged appropriately for transportation and disposal, and sign and review manifests for accuracy and completeness. 

Required Qualifications

• Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and four years of experience in an environmental health and safety program, or two years of college including appropriate science courses and three years 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
• Current 24 hour HAZWOPER certification
• Possession of a California driver’s license with a good driving record
• At least two years of experience managing hazardous waste
• DOT Hazmat employee training within the last three years
• Strong working knowledge of chemical, radioactive and biological hazards including best practices for handling hazardous substances. Ability to assess hazards and determine proper storage and handling procedures
• Knowledge of the regulatory requirements governing storage, transportation, disposal, and recordkeeping for hazardous, radioactive, medical, and controlled substance waste
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills including use of computer for email, word processing, and recordkeeping

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Current 24 hour HAZWOPER certification
• California driver’s license with a good driving record


Senior Technician

Apply Here: Requisition 49522BR

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

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
 

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Operational needs may require Haz Mat certification or individual must have ability to achieve certification within 60-90 days of request