Environmental Compliance Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
and processes hazardous chemicals with a potential for chemical
exposure due to spills or other releases. Incumbents are expected to
regularly move heavy objects.
first in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from
the Environmental Compliance Technician, Lead in that incumbents do
not have lead responsibilities.
Examples of Duties:
- Collects hazardous wastes such as solvents, acids, poisons
and other regulated materials from university facilities and
transports these materials to a central processing location.
- Segregates, sorts and packages hazardous waste for off-site
shipment in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency
- Collects wastewater samples from university locations as
specified in wastewater discharge permits for analysis by a
- Containerizes, preserves, labels and transports samples for
- Performs inspections of waste storage areas and emergency
equipment, taking corrective action to eliminate deficiencies
identified during the inspection.
- Assists supervisor with collection of other environmental
monitoring samples such as groundwater and industrial hygiene
air monitoring by performing field measurements, writing data
and setting up sampling instrumentation.
- Assists supervisor with response to chemical spill incidents
by placing adsorbents on liquids, sweeping or vacuuming solids
and containerizing cleaned up materials for proper disposal.
- Maintains necessary documentation of waste inventories,
sample information, inspections and other activities as
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of EPA hazardous waste regulations.
- Knowledge of both inorganic and organic chemistry.
- Knowledge of local industrial wastewater regulations.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- The ability to work effectively with people from a variety
of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Associate's degree or equivalent certification in Environmental
Sciences or Hazardous Material Management AND one year experience in
hazardous waste management and/or wastewater monitoring activities;
OR, Three years experience in hazardous waste management and/or
wastewater monitoring activities; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience, training and/or education. Possession of a current State
of Arizona Type C driver's license upon employment. Satisfactory
medical certification for hazardous waste activities must be
received from an employer selected physician upon employment.
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