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Hazardous Waste Technician (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Non-Exempt)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Environmental Health and Safety

Position Summary

Federal, State, and local regulations and enforcement require the management and timely disposal of hazardous waste from the campus. The handling of hazardous materials is also strictly regulated. Other regulated programs that require oversight and compliance by this position include: Universal Waste handling, biohazardous waste regulations, the campus Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan, Mixed Waste, PCB-containing electrical equipment, Air Pollution, Storm-water, Industrial Wastewater, and emergency spill response.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in diverse programs, including Storm Water and Air Pollution, as well as in hazardous waste.

Hazardous Waste Management practices to include collection, transport, segregation, storage and documentation of all hazardous waste streams generated from SDSU facilities (to include classrooms, offices, laboratories, physical plant operations) and auxiliaries. Hazardous waste streams to include but not limited to chemicals, asbestos, medical wastes, universal wastes.

Incumbent will be a team participant as a campus hazardous waste responder and be available after hours. Must be able to work with minimal supervision, assess program requirements and implement recommended changes, and have the ability to pay attention to detail.

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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is 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

Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Licenses and/or Certifications Required

  • Valid California driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years of direct experience in laboratory inspections for hazardous materials and hazardous waste management operations
  • Experience in the following areas: Universal Waste handling, biohazardous waste regulations, the campus Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan, Mixed Waste, PCB-containing electrical equipment, Industrial Wastewater, and emergency spill response.
  • Equivalent to bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or related field or three years of experience in the hazardous waste field
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager certification
  • Forklift training

Specialized Skills

  • Current 40-hr. HAZWOPER certification
  • California Title 22 Hazardous Waste Management Training
  • Experience and working knowledge in the areas of Storm Water and Air Pollution programs
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local hazardous waste management regulations
  • Knowledge of technical requirements of hazardous waste/material management field
  • Working knowledge of good laboratory practices, safe chemical handling, storage and packaging procedures
  • Understanding of basic chemical principles including hazards associated with different types of chemicals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills on database management, preparing spreadsheets and word processing using Microsoft Access, Excel and Word
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unaided and manipulate 55-gallon drums of hazardous waste
  • Ability to wear a respirator and pass an annual physical examination

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,584 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,288 - $6,347 per month. 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 offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 1, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by March 31, 2021.

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.

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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 Meracle Cothron at

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