Position Summary Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team invites applicants for the position of Environmental Health and Safety Technician. West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. WCU is a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good. WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities. The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Department provides professional advice to university groups in the areas of environmental protection, fire safety, occupational health and safety. The department is available for inspections, monitoring, and analysis of specific problem areas, and providing or coordinating a variety of safety and health training. As a member of the EHS team, the Environmental Health and Safety Technician is responsible for responding to and mitigating incidents involving the health and safety of the University community, assisting the EHS and Fire Safety Specialists with testing and inspections, and assisting with reporting. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials management and environmental regulations; experience with health and safety programs, inspections, and investigations; and experience responding to industrial hygiene and / or occupational health and safety concerns. Certifications (HAZWOPER, DOT, OSHA, RCRA) also a plus. Responsibilities Include: Assist in investigating concerns related to occupational health and safety matters such as, but not limited to odor, mold, noise, indoor air quality, and ergonomics. Assist with conducting safety inspection in all laboratories. Assist with the university's Stormwater Management Programs by performing site inspections and working with campus groups to identify stormwater management activities and best practices. Assist with hazardous waste, biohazard waste and universal waste programs to include but not limited to inspections, inventory, labeling/tagging waste containers, handling and transporting hazardous substances, response to spills. Use air monitoring equipment and assist in obtaining asbestos and lead building samples and prepare chain of custody forms. Assist with developing and facilitating employee safety training on a variety of environmental health and safety issues. Escort contractors and vendors at work sites when required. As a member of the Facilities Divisional staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons. Minimum Qualifications Three years of advanced clerical or para-professional work which included the collection, recording, compilation, and presentation of office management or program related information, or any equivalent combination of experience and training OR An associates degree may be substituted for two years of required experience. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Must possess a valid driver's license Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of the basic principles and practices and the respective standards of measurement applied within a management discipline. Ability to use a computer to collect, compile, and assemble data and reports. Ability to analyze varied data by applying the information against interpretive standards in the formulation of recommended action. Ability to perform detailed work involving written information by preparing reports of finding according to the appropriate standards of content, clarity, grammar, and format. Ability to identify problems and recognize appropriate solutions as a result of the analysis of data. Ability to communicate effectively with employees, programs officials, job applicants and the public by relating the purpose of the contact and collecting all the necessary information required for the analysis. Ability to read, write, and communicate orally in English. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates in the performance of work. Special Instructions Ask about alternate work schedules and advancement opportunities. Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Candidates should apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wcupa. Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (both required for consideration). Reviews of applications will begin immediately and close when the positions have been filled. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Reference Code: 49575