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Industrial Hygiene Specialist

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time

Position Summary

Environmental Health and Safety celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly-skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive. 

Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for development and implementation of programs aimed at protecting the campus community and providing compliance with numerous federal, state, and local regulatory statutes. This department reports to the Associate Vice President for Administration in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs.

The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will support the SDSU Environmental Health and Safety Occupational Safety Services group with ensuring compliance in all areas of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety at San Diego State University, including but not limited to the following elements: safety training, industrial safety, job hazard assessments, fire and life safety inspections, workshop inspections, personal protective equipment, job hazard analysis, asbestos/lead/crystalline silica program management, and other assigned Environmental Health & Safety related tasks as needed. The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will collaborate with Environmental Health & Safety staff in developing policies, procedures, and training necessary for campus compliance and best management practices per federal and state regulations. In addition, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist will provide support with assessing campus compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.

For more information regarding Environmental Health and Safety, click here.

This is a full-time benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health or Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or related field
  • A minimum of three years of experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental control, or other general health and safety disciplines
  • Experience with workshop environments, power tools, and equipment
  • Experience performing industrial hygiene evaluations, indoor air quality, mold, and asbestos evaluations, and personal protective equipment recommendations
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations including but not limited to Cal/OSHA CCR Title 8 Regulations and OSHA CFR Title 29 Part 1910

Preferred Qualifications

May be obtained within one year of employment:

  • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
  • AHERA Asbestos Management Planner
  • AHERA Contractor Supervisor  
  • CDPH Lead Inspector Assessor  
  • 40 HAZWOPER Certification

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

Position Summary

Environmental Health and Safety celebrates diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We understand representation is essential to our success, which is why we strive to recruit and retain highly-skilled, compassionate leaders. By prioritizing listening and learning, engaging in critical conversations, and thoughtfully considering the needs of our different populations, we are creating a culture of belonging. We aim to offer opportunities for advancement and foster an inclusive environment so all are valued and empowered to thrive. 

Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the development and implementation of programs aimed at protecting the campus community and providing compliance with numerous federal, state, and local regulatory statutes. This department reports to the Associate Vice President for Administration in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs.

The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will support the SDSU Environmental Health and Safety Occupational Safety Services group with ensuring compliance in all areas of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety at San Diego State University, including but not limited to the following elements: safety training, industrial safety, job hazard assessments, fire and life safety inspections, workshop inspections, personal protective equipment, job hazard analysis, asbestos/lead/crystalline silica program management, and other assigned Environmental Health & Safety related tasks as needed. The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will collaborate with Environmental Health & Safety staff in developing policies, procedures, and training necessary for campus compliance and best management practices per federal and state regulations. In addition, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist will provide support with assessing campus compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.

For more information regarding Environmental Health and Safety, click here.

This is a full-time benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health or Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, or related field
  • A minimum of three years of experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental control, or other general health and safety disciplines
  • Experience with workshop environments, power tools, and equipment
  • Experience performing industrial hygiene evaluations, indoor air quality, mold, and asbestos evaluations, and personal protective equipment recommendations
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations including but not limited to Cal/OSHA CCR Title 8 Regulations and OSHA CFR Title 29 Part 1910

Preferred Qualifications

May be obtained within one year of employment:

  • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector
  • AHERA Asbestos Management Planner
  • AHERA Contractor Supervisor  
  • CDPH Lead Inspector Assessor  
  • 40 HAZWOPER Certification

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent

Supplemental Information

Initial review of application materials including cover letters, resumes will begin on June 21, 2021.  To receive full consideration, apply by June 20, 2020.  The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at 619-273-3343 or cmartinez12@sdsu.edu

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