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Industrial Hygiene Specialist (Administrator I)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Industrial Hygiene Specialist will support the SDSU Environmental Health and Safety department with ensuring compliance in all areas of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety at SDSU, including but not limited to the following elements: asbestos/lead/crystalline silica program management, indoor air quality assessments, water intrusion/mold assessments, medical surveillance program management, safety training, job hazard assessments, workshop safety inspections, personal protective equipment management, job hazard analysis, 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, state, and local regulations. In addition, the Industrial Hygiene Specialist will provide support with assessing campus compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), 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.

Department 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 Senior Associate Vice President for Administration in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs.

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

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 industrial hygiene, environmental control, occupational safety, or other general health and safety disciplines

Key Qualifications

  • 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

Licenses and Certifications

The following certifications may be obtained within one year of employment:

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

Compensation and Benefits

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: 15 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

Anticipated hiring range:  $68,000 - $72,000 annually

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 2, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by May 1, 2023. 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 and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

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

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting [Recruiter Name & contact info].

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