Job Description

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Hiring Salary Range
$90,000 - $110,000 / Year
La Jolla Medical Center
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#120259 Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/7/2022

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.

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 11/29/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/07/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


This position will be dedicated to conducting complex hazard evaluations and interventions within UC San Diego Health. The ideal applicant will apply professional knowledge and expertise within Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Safety, and Industrial Hygiene.

This Industrial Hygiene Specialist (EHS 4) professional develops, recommends, and implements programs, policies, and procedures associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health and safety hazards across services and disciplines throughout all UC San Diego Health locations. As part of the EH&S team, core job duties will include:

  • Provides assistance with managing and coordinating the daily activities and priorities for hazard identification, application of controls, and regulatory compliance.
  • Manages and administers multiple safety and health programs and services.
  • Assessing and evaluating the work environment for risks and hazards using environmental, monitoring, sampling, and analytical equipment that measure presence of pollutants, hazards, and exposure levels.
  • Identifying modifications needed to support a safer and more efficient workplace.
  • Follow-up on Environment of Care concerns, and identify opportunities for prevention controls.
  • Developing and administering engaging safety training and education materials across all disciplines and UC San Diego Health locations.
  • Participating in project planning, obtaining environmental permits for operation, and regulation consultation.
  • Participating in workgroups and committees to foster collaboration with other disciplines.
  • Captures and report metrics for analytic purposes and identifies opportunities for improvement within the program.
  • Uses a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods, techniques, and evaluation for obtaining goals and objectives.
  • Generates comprehensive reports for identified hazards, method for analysis, data interpretation, corrective action, and evaluation for success or further need for improvements.
  • Part of the rotation for EH&S on-call duty responder for emergencies.
  • Other duties assigned depending on business need.

As part of the Environmental Health and Safety team, will participate in support of other programs as needed.


  • Nine (9) years of related experience in healthcare, laboratory, and industrial setting within the capacity of an Industrial Hygienist or EHS professional, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related area plus five (5) years of related experience/training.

  • Certification Requirement: OSHA 30 Hours and one safety certificate (CSP or CIH) or must be able to obtain CSP or CIH certification within six months of hire.

  • Experience and proven knowledge / understanding of broad range of EH&S fields and familiarity with all EH&S fields.

  • Regulatory Knowledge of Cal/OSHA Title 8, EPA, DEH, NIOSH, ANSI, and NFPA 101 standards.

  • Competency in using measurement and sampling tools.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial hygiene or EH&S safety principles.

  • Ability to manage, deliver, and implement effective safety programs.

  • Ability to effectively provide presentations to different audiences/groups.

  • Ability to generate, collate, and report data related to program evaluation.

  • Ability to conduct a hazard assessment, incident follow-up, and generate a technical/incident/evaluation report with an appropriate plan of action.

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with recommendations for solutions.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • CIH or CSP certification.
  • Healthcare background or experience.
  • TJC knowledge and experience.
  • Fire, Life, and Safety regulations.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.  

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs. 

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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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.

UC San Diego Health 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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