September 10, 2007 | Mark Paradies

Job Posting: University of Tennessee – Health & Safety Specialist

Proposed Position:  Environmental Health and Safety, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Position Title:  Health and Safety Specialist III

Job Description:  Coordinating the University‚s hazardous waste management program, including preparation of the annual report to the state.  Maintains files of waste characterization, manifests, shipping reports, state inspections, correspondence, annual reports, LDRs and similar information.

Performs inspections and audits of hazardous waste management on campus and laboratories.  May also be called upon to inspect other non-laboratory building on campus. 

Performs or assists with environmental audits based on 40 CFR to include, SPCC, RCRA, SDWA, CAA, CWA, EPCRA, FIFRA, and TSCA (PCB, Asbestos, Lead).

Serves as liaison with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for various environmental programs. 

Assists department with DOT compliance for shipping hazardous materials.  Manages small on-site hazardous materials spills and releases. 

Assist with the implementation of a comprehensive laboratory safety program.

Prepares written reports, maintains files and documentation. May be called upon to develop and deliver training programs related to laboratory safety, environmental compliance, DOT and OSHA- related programs.

Evaluates compliance with local, state and federal regulations related to EPA, OSHA, DOT and others.

Assists with developing written procedures, protocols and plans for various processes related to safety, occupational health and environmental management.

Performs other related duties as necessary to fulfill the mission of Environmental Health and Safety. 

Qualifications:  B.S. degrees in one of the following fields of study:  chemistry, environmental science, environmental health, environmental engineering, hazardous materials management, environmental management, industrial hygiene, toxicology or similar field.  M.S. degree preferred. 

Preference will be given to those individuals who hold one of the following: CHMM, QEP, PE or other professional certification related to environmental management.

Preference will be given to those individuals who have current DOT 172 training and 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations.  (29 CFR 1910.120)

Good oral and written communication skills are necessary.  Competent in MS Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Work experience in chemical or biological laboratories is desirable. 


Knowledge of environmental regulations and program management is highly desired.


Salary:  Commensurate with experience

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