Environmental Health & Safety Technician I - Division of Research Safety (149230) - 149230

University of Illinois
Champaign County, Illinois, US
Jul 10, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
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Environmental Health and Safety Technician I

Division of Research Safety
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Employees in this series provide support to professional staff responsible for environmental health and safety programs. Activities involve tasks such as data collection, sample collection, waste collection and transport, on-site waste treatment and disposal activities, routine environmental health and safety assessments in laboratories and other campus locations, emergency response assistance, records maintenance, and other assistance with the management of environmental health and safety programs.

Primary Position Function/Summary: Provide technical support services primarily to the University's Division of Research Safety (DRS) Regulated Waste (RW) program by performing required environmental health and safety tasks, including hazardous materials management.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: These duties involve exposure to and proper handling of highly hazardous chemicals (including explosive, flammable, toxic, reactive, infectious, and radioactive materials). It will involve operating heavy equipment, laboratory instruments, and pumps.

Waste Management

Safely transport and transfer waste to storage facilities, operate and maintain equipment at storage facilities, maintain necessary records associated with waste management, and transport/store materials for final disposal.
Waste Collection

Collect waste and samples from campus facilities, receive, organize, and schedule collections/waste pick-ups, prepare waste prior to disposal, perform general waste management tasks, maintain all necessary documentation. Collect, enter, and maintain data for regulatory compliance. Prepare standard reports.
Safety Testing

Assist with laboratory safety programs, test safety devices, such as emergency showers and eye washes.
Administrative Operations

Perform routine tasks for CW program, order supplies, respond to pick-up/scheduling questions, prepare documentation of procedures and program elements, including
recommendations for improvements and updates, as needed. Perform other duties as needed to enhance the mission and goals of DRS.
Facility Maintenance

Assist with maintenance of the hazardous waste storage facilities, including general housekeeping duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Any one or a combination of the following types of preparation:

A. credit for college course work

B. work experience that required environmental health and safety knowledge and skills

that totals 1.0 unit according to the following conversion rates:

60 semester hours (or associate degree) of "A" that included 12 hours in an appropriate science field (such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering or related field) = 1.0 unit
  • 18 months of "B" = 1.0 unit

Amounts of education or experience less that those listed above should be converted to decimal equivalents of 1.0 unit and added together when computing combinations of the different types of preparation.

2. Possession of a State of Illinois Class D driver's license

3. Eligible to obtain approval by a medical practitioner to wear a respirator

For more information about this Civil Service classification:


This Environmental Health and Safety Technician I position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary starts at $13.55 per hour but is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Procedures:

To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for Environmental Health and Safety Technician I. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver's license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam. . A valid Illinois Class D driver's license is required. You must add your driver's license information on your application (page 5 of CS Application Part 2), including the expiration date, to be considered for this position. A copy of both sides of your driver's license must be submitted by the time you submit the exam request.

Do not apply if you are a current employee working in this classification. Current employees may request to be added to the Transfer List.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and shr@uillinois.edu.

or further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobs@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

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Environmental Health & Safety Technician I - Division of Research Safety (149230)

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