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Chemical Hygiene Officer (Administrative Analyst Specialist, Exempt III)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title:  Chemical Hygiene Officer

Department Name: Environmental Health and Safety

Division: Administration and Finance

Classification Title: Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt III

Classification Salary Range: $6,638 - $12,899 per month 

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $8,000 - $8,500 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, the Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) will provide program leadership of four critical areas; 1) participate with all levels of the campus organization to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices; 2) assess, formulate and evaluate the campus Chemical Hygiene Plan, Hazard Communication Plan and ensure compliance with University policies and federal, state and local regulations pertaining to chemical management and chemical hygiene on campus, including Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 5191, 5194, and 3) provide subject matter expertise in chemical hygiene and environmental health and safety (EHS) to educate and protect faculty, staff, and students and protect the environment. 4) Have direct oversight over the Occupational Safety and Health Specialist. 

Special Working Conditions:

The CHO will be listed as a 24/7 emergency contact for chemical hygiene incidents on campus such as chemical spills. The CHO may be contacted during off-hours as needed to address specific issues.

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Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and update the campus Chemical Hygiene Plan and other Health/Hygiene related EHS programs.
  • Oversee the Occupational Safety and Health Specialist and provide feedback for performance evaluations.
  • Promote a culture of safety and good chemical hygiene practices.
  • Work with administrators and other employees to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitor the procurement, use, and disposal of chemicals. 
  • Understand the current legal requirements concerning regulated substances and serve as a resource to faculty, staff, and employees.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to improve various EHS training programs such as general laboratory safety, hazardous waste, and spill response.
  • Perform EHS training for faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Serve as the campus Laser Safety Officer (LSO).
  • Oversee the department internship program
  • Develop EHS inspection protocols for laboratory safety, chemical management, and hazardous waste management.
  • Understand federal and state EHS training requirements and develop and maintain a training matrix by job or student classification

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, Occupational, Health and Safety, or related field with additional chemistry background.

    Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Environmental Health and Safety with experience in chemical hygiene involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. An understanding of fundamental chemistry and EHS is required. Certified Laser Safety Officer (LSO)

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of Title 8 California Code of Regulations Section 5191, 5194 and other applicable federal and state regulations. As well as related standards such as ANSI
  • Understand the fundamentals and principles of both chemistry and EHS and communicate on critical technical and administrative topics with all levels of the campus organization.
  • Ability to maintain good relationships throughout the campus and support others to fulfill critical roles and responsibilities of various EHS programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification: Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Profession (CSP), and/or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (NRCC-CHO)

  • Preferred Education: Master's degree in Chemistry or related science with coursework in chemistry.
    Preferred Experience: Five to eight years of experience in EHS and chemical hygiene is preferred. Past experience serving as a CHO and running a Chemical Hygiene Program is highly desirable.
    A lead or supervisory role managing staff and/or internships.

 To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                                

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

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