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#127002 HMBP Chemical Inventory Specialist

Extended Deadline: Thu 3/7/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/8/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain opened till filled. Initial application review date is 1/8/2024.


Under the general supervision of the Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) manager, the HMBP Chemical Inventory Specialist performs professional duties across the UCSD organization in support of Environmental Affairs, Hazardous Materials Business Planning, Chemical Inventory Program, hazardous materials and emergency response, Knox Box Program, emergency access, and emergency information systems. Using Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), California Environmental Reporting System (CERS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and customized database software, the incumbent creates Hazardous Material Business Plan Maps for the County of San Diego environmental regulators to support public safety and hazardous materials and environmental compliance/protection programs. Responsible for the supervision of student employees who support the Chemical Inventory Program for campus. The HMBP Chemical Inventory Specialist provides assistance to university faculty, researchers, staff by reviewing hazardous materials and providing guidance on appropriate classifications, storage, segregation and disposal.

Provides hands-on training to EH&S emergency responders on emergency response equipment to support First Responder Operations, First Responder Awareness, and Industry Technician training classes. As an EH&S Trainer, provides technical expertise and guidance on hazardous materials use, handling and storage, and emergency response procedures to a diverse sector of University staff and is a resource for resolving environmental compliance issues.

Performs other related duties as assigned in support of organizational goals providing technical and professional guidance using standard and original approaches to task completion. Work is self-initiated with collaboration amongst team members, applying the most current compliance requirements and integrating a high degree of customer service to exceed expectations.

Uses applicable EH&S concepts to implement a single-function program or multi-specialty programs applicable to a variety of organization infrastructures and departments. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and for following the defined policies and procedures. Applies professional level knowledge of subject, including complete knowledge of a specialty area within single academic / occupational discipline. Decision-making takes into account established procedures, relevant laws, regulations and organization policy, communication / outreach, and impact on other EH&S programs.

  • Must be able and willing to wear personal protective equipment and respond to health and safety emergencies.

  • Serve as EHS Response Team member. May be requested to respond back to campus to support the EHS Duty Officer in the event of an after-hours, weekend, or holiday incident involving hazardous materials and/or for services provided within the employee’s subject area of expertise


  • Solid, comprehensive working knowledge / understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields. Demonstrated solid knowledge of and experience working within federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials management and environmental compliance. Strong knowledge of county, state and federal regulations concerning chemical, radioactive and biological hazards.

  • Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects. Ability to prioritize workload to meet shifting deadlines and changing priorities with frequent interruptions. Ability to work independently exercising good judgment, take initiative, set priorities, meet deadlines and schedule tasks to complete projects effectively and efficiently with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Ability to complete required work tasks on a computer, including data entry, database queries, graphics, word processing, spreadsheet design and manipulation, flow chart, design etc. Solid knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and other MS Office products as well as data management programs. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use AutoCAD and GIS to alter and update facility maps.

  • Demonstrated solid knowledge of and experience working within federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to hazardous materials management and environmental compliance.

  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate complex and/or detailed information and data concisely to personnel from various departments at all levels. Ability to clearly and concisely relay hazardous material information to staff, faculty, research labs, and students.

  • Understanding of chemistry principles, chemical health and safety, analytical techniques, chemical compatibility and spill cleanup procedures. Ability to categorize and classify known and unknown chemical according to the applicable regulations such as California Fire Code (CFC), Global Harmonized System (GHS), Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP).

  • Ability to train others on complex issues such as hazardous materials management, proper chemical storage practices, chemical inventory database systems, California Fire Code, Emergency Knox Box Program, Hazardous Materials Business Plan requirements and overall environmental compliance practices. Sound understanding of training techniques and use of training aids.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Understanding of proper application and use of personal protection equipment including respirators, gloves, eye protection and protective clothing and the ability to monitor and train others.

  • Ability and willingness to return to campus on short notice during work hours and non-work hours for emergencies (earthquake, fire, hazardous material spills, etc.)

  • Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, students, outside agencies and the general public. Demonstrated customer service experience.


  • DOJ/FBI and DMV background check clearance required prior to employment.

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program as required for daily operation of departmental cars/light trucks.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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