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Environmental Compliance Coordinator

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, US
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Dec 8, 2021

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Conservation science
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Open Date Requisition Number PRN28512B Job Title Environmental Compliance Coordinator Working Title Deputy Reg W. Manager Job Grade D FLSA Code Administrative Patient Sensitive Job Code? No Standard Hours per Week 40 Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Shift Day Work Schedule Summary

0730-1600, M-F (tbd)

VP Area President Department 00472 - Environmental Health & Safety Location Campus City Salt Lake City, UT Type of Recruitment External Posting Pay Rate Range $45000-$58400 Close Date Open Until Filled No Job Summary

The Environmental Compliance Coordinator will assist in ensuring compliance and implementation of local, State and Federal regulations relevant to the University of Utah Environmental Protection programs. These program support roles will include hazardous materials and wastes, or air and water quality compliance, among other duties. This position will be expected to use chemical knowledge, the Hazardous Materials Table and EPA laws to segregate, lab pack, label, assign waste codes and prepare chemicals for shipment as well as chemical inventory development and maintenance or use their academic and other technical training to support the planning, permitting, auditing and development of operations related to air and water quality compliance.


1. Research, segregate and assign chemical grouping categories to waste chemicals and mixtures based on compatibility and label packing rules described in applicable environmental and transportation regulations.

2. Review, prepare and submit lab pack inventories and waste profiles to contractor for approval prior to shipment.

3. Offer technical or regulatory support and share operational supervision to the Environmental Technicians as delegated by Hazardous Materials Manager.

4. Responds to and assists with mitigation of emergencies and spills involving chemical and biological materials.

5. Maintains and updates the hazardous and regulated waste database management system.

6. Processes chemicals for hazardous materials shipments according to DOT, FAA, IATA and other applicable requirements.

7. Researches and keeps current with applicable transportation and environmental compliance laws and regulations.

8. Educates researchers on chemical inventory, waste minimization techniques, proper waste labeling and storage.

9. Prepares and analyzes quality assurance reports, maintains applicable databases and implements changes.

10. Consolidates or bulks compatible high BTU lab waste chemicals into drums.

11. Makes necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) determinations based on potential chemical or biological exposure.

12. Operates, troubleshoots and performs minor maintenance on process equipment which may include but not limited to an autoclave system or solvent distillation equipment.

13. Conducts weekly RCRA inspections of 90 day facility.

14. Supports the independent evaluation of planned equipment, prior to installation, relative to air and water quality compliance considerations.

15. Develops, tracks, designs and provides training on all aspects of the Air and Water programs as warranted or required by permit or plan, and maintains records as required by law.

16. Designs, supports and maintains databases and recordkeeping on all aspects of the Air and Water programs as warranted or required by permit or plan, and maintains records as required by law.

17. Researches and keeps current with environmental compliance laws and regulations.

18. May lead or manage the work of others.

In addition to the above, the following activities will define the anticipated duties and approximate percentages, at a minimum:

Compliance (20%)

Dangerous Goods Shipping (5%)

Emergency Response and Support (5%)

Waste Characterization and Disposal (30%)

Training (5%)

Staff/Program Management (15%)

Lab Inspection (20%)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with major course work in chemistry, environmental health, life sciences or a related field or have 5 years relevant experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Recent 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER training, knowledge of RCRA requirements/regulations, knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes, manifesting and Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR). Or knowledge and experience with local, State and Federal regulations deriving from the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, specifically including but not limited to: Title V air permitting, stormwater management.

Incumbent must pass a medical examination and be cleared to wear negative and positive pressure respirators and personal protective equipment within three months of employment.

A current Driver's License is required.

Preferences Type Benefited Staff Special Instructions Summary Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume
* Cover Letter
* List of References

Optional Documents

* Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
* Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
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