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Environmental Compliance Technician Lead Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Leads the activities of Environmental Compliance Technicians; collects, transports and processes hazardous chemicals with a potential for chemical exposure due to spills, incompatibility or other releases. Incumbents are expected to regularly move heavy objects.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Environmental Compliance Technician in that incumbents do not have lead responsibilities.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Collects hazardous wastes such as solvents, acids, poisons and other regulated materials from university facilities and transports these 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 (EPA) requirements.
  • Collects wastewater samples from university locations as specified in wastewater discharge permits for analysis by a commercial laboratory.
  • Following applicable regulations and sampling protocols containerizes, preserves, labels and transports samples for analysis.
  • 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 required.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or equivalent certification in Environmental Sciences or Hazardous Material Management AND two years experience in hazardous waste management and/or wastewater monitoring activities; OR, Four 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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