Hazmat Operations Coordinator Duties
The purpose of this position is to support university staff and
faculty in the area of laboratory safety including:
consultations, fume hood testing, odor complaint response, and
chemical spill response. Training and information updates are
also provided to the Hazard Assessment Response Team. Activities
and decisions are highly complex. Significant independent action
and judgment are required subject to University-wide policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Hazardous Materials Team Member chemical, biological,
radiological emergency response.
Develops and presents training materials to the university
community (Right to Know materials) and the HazMat team.
Calibrates all equipment employed by HazMat team (HART).
Writes standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the university
Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding for the HART team.
Stays abreast of recent developments in the HazMat theater of
operations including new equipment and new methods for handling
Makes recommendations and orders equipment for the HART team as
Maintains HazMat warehouse/training center and equipment in a
state of readiness.
Coordinates annual refresher training for HART team.
May assist other laboratory safety employees with testing.
Acts as safety consultant to the research community concerning
unusual or difficult questions as they relate to laboratory and
Responds to odor complaints, chemical spills, and laboratory
Participates in special projects with no responsibility for
Provides analysis/recommendations related to financial
resources. (Spending or allocation).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree and seven years of experience required. License
Driver's license, certification by the Office for Domestic
Preparedness to teach all aspects of weapons of mass destruction
preparedness at the operations level (defined by 29DFR1910.120)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of all aspects of laboratory and chemical
Expertise in biological, chemical, and radiological hazardous
Good working knowledge of hazardous waste guidelines, fume hood
procedures and protocols.
Expertise in Weapons of Mass Destruction preparedness.
In-depth knowledge of personal protective clothing including
respiratory protection and level "A" gear.
Good base knowledge of odor sources, air sampling
instrumentation, and methods of tracking down difficult to