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#117942 EH&S Specialist 2

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/11/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 8/1/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/11/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision, implements EH&S programs / policies in one or more of the following fields: industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, environmental health, pest control, environmental health (sanitation), occupational safety (ergonomics safety and prevention), environmental protection, radiation safety, hazardous materials control, and hazardous waste management (may include shipping). Manage, provide advice, analysis, and recommendations to SIO researchers and staff regarding Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) compliance requirements and all other safety-related areas including: chemicals, fires, electrical, earthquake, biohazards, radioisotopes, lasers, and operation of equipment. Independently evaluate and recommend training designed to meet requirements of applicable mandates including: Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Worker’s Right to Know Law, and Chemical Hygiene Plan. Conduct inspections of laboratories/facilities to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures; prepares reports. In partnership with the EH&S General Safety and Research Assistance Program personnel, perform regular inspections of spaces assigned to researchers and staff at SIO to ensure compliance with all safety regulations; remedy non-compliance issues by working with the responsible party to bring space into compliance with the same.

Cultivate and maintain beneficial working relationships with internal stakeholders regarding UCSD and UCOP sustainability initiatives. Support sustainability-related communication and promote sustainability awareness through the SIO sustainability website, newsletters, flyers, and e-mails. Coordinate and facilitate SIO sustainability meetings and groups.


  • Thorough knowledge of environmental health and safety principles and practices. Proven knowledge of local, State, and Federal environmental and safety regulations and policies.

  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and documenting safety training programs. Experienced in performing and documenting on-site safety inspections and audits.

  • Proven knowledge of environmental management policies, issues, and initiatives. Ability to implement policies and procedures related to the program. Ability to advocate for implementing new policies and procedures to meet program needs.

  • Experience with energy, water, waste conservation, and sustainability solutions. Ability to research and set short and long-range plans for campus sustainability and resource conservation.

  • Thorough knowledge of the hazardous properties of chemicals and biological materials, and the approved procedures for their handling and disposal, with the ability and willingness to keep knowledge current.


Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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