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Asbestos Environmental Safety Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Oversees and manages regulatory compliance elements related to lead and asbestos including the development and maintenance of required written programs. Identifies and supports environmental sustainability initiatives.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized class and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Conducts ambient and personnel monitoring related to potential ASU employee exposure to lead and asbestos.
  • Audits activities associated with implementation of written compliance programs.
  • Develops training and communication related to asbestos and lead containing materials and environmental sustainability efforts.
  • Conducts training for affected departments on lead and asbestos compliance and sustainability programs requiring EH & S related training.
  • Maintains records required by written programs and prepares reports for management on status of programs.
  • Serves as a resource for evaluation of potential environmental sustainability efforts proposed by departments.
  • Prepares and presents a variety of regulatory required training programs to ensure ongoing compliance with established standards.
  • Assists Facilities Maintenance and Operations identify sustainability initiatives.
  • Monitors and tracks metrics related to environmental sustainability including recycling efforts and supervises student interns. Wears personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, face shield, negative pressure respirator, gloves); walks and inspects campus in extreme temperatures; drives university vehicles; communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • May participate in training programs involving adherence to program regulations, including annual tuberculosis testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the safe and appropriate use of all personal protective equipment.
  • Knowledge of EPA and OSHA standards, requirements and regulations for asbestos and lead.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and standards of environmental sustainability.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and standards of organizational management.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in identifying and conducting regulatory required monitoring.
  • Ability to apply principles and standards of project management.
  • Ability to establish goals, timelines, set priorities, organize and coordinate work activities of self and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Environmental Sciences or closely related field AND four(4) years administrative/coordinating program experience, Master's degree preferred with two (2) years prior experience administrating and/or coordinating an environmental safety education program; OR, Eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinating program experience. Successful completion of a Respiratory Clearance and Asbestos Physical Exam and Respirator Fit Test post offer of employment as well as a current and valid AZ Driverís License required.


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