EH&S Career Opportunities

HMM Operations Supervisor

Apply Here: Requisition 50942BR

Job Overview 
Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) within the department of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) is responsible for providing services to UCSF covering seven major program areas including:
1. Management of chemical, radioactive, medical, and of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulated controlled substance waste
2. Safety, shower, eyewash and fumehood testing
3. Reciept of radioactive material and controlled substances
4. Support services for radiation therapies performed by UCSF Health
5. Radioactive contamination surveys
6. Radiation survey meter calibrations
7. PPE fitting and lab coat laundry program.

Under the direction of the HMM Program Manager, the HMM Operations Supervisor oversees daily operations and supervises HMM technicians to ensure safety, excellent service to UCSF departments, and compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements. The HMM Operations Supervisor provides direction and guidance on operational issues to other UCSF staff, coordinates with outside vendors, and interacts with regulatory agencies. Other duties include waste manifest tracking, oversight, and quality control, recordkeeping for internal reporting purposes, assisting with required reporting to regulatory agencies, and performing quality control of operations to ensure regulatory compliance. Additionally this position serves on the EH&S Spill Response Team. Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including the political acumen and skill necessary to communicate effectively in a diverse environment are essential. 

The job will involve the ability to lift at least 50 lbs; wear appropriate personal protective clothing, including a full-face respirator; pushing, pulling, bending stooping, twisting; work in areas with wide temperature ranges; work in laboratory and waste processing environments.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree or an equivalent level of experience and training
• Possession of a California Driver’s license with a good driving record
• Minimum six years of experience in hazardous waste management
• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations governing storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous, radioactive, medical, and controlled substance waste
• Skills to effectively supervise subordinate staff in performance of highly regulated functions
• Working written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including skills to interact successfully with widely diverse populations
• Working skills to organize, prioritize and complete projects within budget and time constraints
• Working skills to respond appropriately, efficiently and effectively to emergencies and critical situations


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