Hazardous Waste Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
organizes and directs the university hazardous waste and
environmental compliance sampling programs.
the second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished
from the Hazardous Waste Specialist in that incumbents have a
greater degree of expertise, responsibility and independence in
performing duties. Incumbents supervise Hazardous Waste Specialists,
coordinate a hazardous waste landfill program and coordinate a
Examples of Duties:
- Supervises the activities of subordinates.
- Coordinates, prioritizes and schedules activities related to
the collection, processing, storage, transportation and disposal
of university generated hazardous waste; coordinates the
hazardous waste land fill program.
- Coordinates an environmental sampling program, which
includes hazardous materials, wastewater, groundwater and soil,
ensuring federal, state and local regulatory requirements are
- Generates and maintains appropriate documentation and record
keeping to meet environmental regulations.
- Advises faculty, staff and students regarding proper waste
management techniques and provides recommendations for
appropriate action upon request.
- Coordinates response to chemical hazardous materials
incidents at university facilities, directing appropriate
resources of staff, equipment and expertise to properly and
safely mitigate hazards and address the emergency.
- Develops and presents educational training sessions to
faculty, staff and students regarding hazardous waste handling
and other environmental compliance programs.
- Advises management of the status of ongoing environmental
compliance activities and makes recommendations for appropriate
- Interacts with hazardous waste disposal vendors to
facilitate efficient, cost effective and timely off-site
transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes.
- Researches treatment and disposal technologies to identify
viable methods required that meet anticipated regulatory changes
and/or proper handling of atypical, difficult to dispose of
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of supervisory practices/principles.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal/regulations on
hazardous materials and environmental sampling.
- Knowledge of hazardous materials and environmental sampling
- Skill in supervising personnel and allocating appropriate
resources to address simultaneous multiple program requirements.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Safety or Industrial Engineering or
related field AND three years experience in hazardous materials
management; OR, Seven years hazardous materials management
experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or
education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have
been achieved. Possession of a current State of Arizona Type C
driver's license may be required upon employment.
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