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Hazardous Waste Supervisor

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Hazardous Waste Supervisor
Department Risk Management and Safety (7475)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Supervises two or more full-time employees, or their equivalent, on a regular basis.
Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations that are given particular weight.
Coordinates, prioritizes and schedules activities related to the collection, processing, storage, transportation and disposal of university generated hazardous waste; coordinates the hazardous waste land fill program.
Coordinates an environmental sampling program which includes hazardous materials, wastewater, groundwater and soil, ensuring federal, state and local regulatory requirements are met.
Generates and maintains appropriate documentation and recordkeeping to meet environmental regulations.
Advises faculty, staff and students regarding proper waste management techniques and provides recommendations for appropriate action upon request.
Coordinates response to chemical hazardous materials incidents at university facilities, directing appropriate resources of staff, equipment and expertise to properly and safely mitigate hazards and address the emergency.
Develops and presents educational training sessions to faculty, staff and students regarding hazardous waste handling and other environmental compliance programs.
Advises management of the status of ongoing environmental compliance activities and makes recommendations for appropriate actions.
Interacts with hazardous waste disposal vendors to facilitate efficient, cost effective and timely off-site transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes.
Researches treatment and disposal technologies to identify viable methods required to meet anticipated regulatory changes and/or proper handling of atypical, difficult to dispose of waste materials.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordination and supervision of all hazardous waste activities including: transportation, sorting and categorization, storage, consolidation, lab-packing, preparation of manifest and other shipping documents, waste generator interaction.
  • Supervise three Hazardous Waste Specialists.
  • Supervision of wastewater compliance monitoring and sampling events.
  • RCRA Contingency Plan Responder and supervision of UA chemical response team. * Supervision of biohazardous waste container collection, transportation and storage.
  • Generation of all Hazardous Waste Regulatory Reports including: Facility Annual Report, Pollution Prevention and Tier Two Emergency Response and Hazardous Chemical Inventory.
  • Provide EPA/OSHA/DOT training for hazardous waste management team, contingency plan designated responders and other university personnel.
  • Coordination of DEA controlled substance disposal. Stormwater compliance inspector.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal rules and regulations on hazardous materials and environmental sampling.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and environmental sampling management practice and techniques.
  • Skill in supervising personnel and allocating appropriate resources to address simultaneous multiple program requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see ‘Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications’ below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering or related field AND three years experience in hazardous materials management; OR, seven years hazardous materials management experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education; AND possession of a current Arizona Type C driver’s license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay TBD
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24373
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/29/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Herbert Wagner,

Jeffrey Christensen,

Open Date 12/14/2017
Review Start Date 01/02/2018
Close Date 01/29/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering or related field AND three years experience in hazardous materials management; OR, seven years hazardous materials management experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education; AND, possession of a current Arizona Type C driver's license upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents