As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. Environmental Health & Safety has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Operations Specialist. The position will be responsible for directing and controlling Hazardous Material operations within the Environmental Programs Office. With assistance from the Office Manager, manage and allocate resources for the development, completion and implementation of a university-wide hazardous chemical materials management system (MyChem). Accountable for compliance with emergency information and reporting requirements, and for oversight of cleanup activities under the Model Toxics Control Act, including directing and tracking methane monitoring on the Montlake Landfill. Help promote excellent environmental health and safety practices on the University of Washington campus's to minimize the University's long-term liability from accidents and releases to the environment. This position will oversee the requirements of the university's current chemical inventory for all users of chemicals which is necessary for emergency response and inventory reporting. This position will work with environmental assessments and cleanup actions under the State Model Toxics Control Act on all University properties including experience with Agreed Orders, Voluntary Cleanup, and Independent Cleanup actions. This includes project review, regulatory interpretation, liaison with regulators, and waste disposal coordination. This position tracks and maintains regulatory compliance of Underground Storage Tanks on all University properties, seeks funding for environmental assessment and cleanup through developing grant applications and pollution insurance recovery, reviews environmental phase I and II reports, and tracks contaminated site information for the University and assists UW Real Estate with due diligence and underground storage tank issues. RESPONSIBILITIES:*Hazardous chemical materials management system (MyChem) (35%) - This position is responsible for design, specification, testing, training and maintenance of MyChem database that is used by EH&S and other UW staff for inventory control and assessment, emergency response, compliance with state and federal Community Right To Know regulations and Homeland Security facility Anti-terrorism Standards. Acts as primary liaison with UW Information Technology, the EH&S Steering Committee, users, and test groups prior to final release of new system. Under minimum supervision, compiles and submits inventory reports to regulatory agencies as required by regulations. Provide specific chemical inventory and hazard information to emergency response agencies at any time. Act as lead to staff entering data into the MyChem database.*Remediation project oversight (40%) - Oversees environmental assessments and cleanup actions under the State Model Toxics Control Act on all University properties. Includes project review, regulatory interpretation, liaison with regulators, and waste disposal coordination. Tracks and maintains regulatory compliance of Underground Storage Tanks on all University properties. Seeks funding for environmental assessment and cleanup through developing grant applications. Reviews environmental phase I and II reports and tracks contaminated site information for the University and assists UW Real Estate with due diligence issues. Tacoma Campus remediation and regulatory compliance oversight. Assist maintaining compliance with the Dept. of Ecology Agreed Order. Interpret and apply federal and state regulations: MTCA WAC 173-340, Dangerous waste regulations WAC 173-303, Underground Storage Tank regulations WAC 173-360, RCRA 40 CFR 261-268, CERCLA 40CFR 300-372, TSCA 40CFR 700-799, EPCRA 40 CFR 370. *Montlake landfill compliance oversight (10%) - methane monitoring and coordinating construction activities. Prepares and provides updates to the Montlake Landfill Advisory Committee.*Education and Outreach (5%) - Plans and develops training seminars, newsletter/bulletins, alerts to campus, and guidance document development. Consults with university faculty, staff and students concerning hazardous material use. Provides laboratory safety and specialized training and technical assistance to University faculty, staff and students. Provide training to University personnel concerning spill notification and response. *Lead and participate on EPO's Spill Consultation Team including training of staff and SOP maintenance (5%). Provide assistance to University personnel concerning chemical incidents. Coordinate with cleanup contractor, University employees, and emergency response agencies in the event of a release. Provide chemical inventories and contacts for emergency personnel. Communicate information concerning incidents to the Office manager and EH&S Director as they occur. *EH&S Pre Entry Assessment Team member (PEAT) (5%)REQUIREMENTS: *Bachelor's Degree in physical Science*4-5 years work experience in hazardous material inventory and reporting regulationsDESIRED*Knowledge of MTCA regulations, TIER II reporting, Underground Storage Tank requirementsEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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