University of Texas at San Antonio Laboratory Safety Specialist I in San Antonio, Texas

Title of Position Laboratory Safety Specialist I

Requisition Number BES20180094P

Department Posting Name The Office of Research Integrity

Location Main Campus

Recruitment Type External

Position Type This is a Classified, benefits eligible, position.

Grant Funded? No

Hours per week 40

If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

If Temporary, Ending Date

Recruiting Rate $31,848 to $50,964/Amnnualized(beginning salary negotiable depending on qualifications)

Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes

Pay Basis Salary

Required Education Bachelor's Degree

Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No

Preferred Education Master's Degree

Field of Study

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or other closely related field.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? Yes - Essential Function

Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Ability to operate motorized carts and vehicles

Experience and Other Skills Required

Two years of experience in biological safety or laboratory safety or other closely related field.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? Yes (1 Year Education = 1 Year Experience)

Other Skills Preferred

Use of personal protective equipment such as eyewear, gloves, respirators, SCBA, protective suits.

Use of detection meters.

Do you have experience using portable electronic devices such as Ipads and smart phones

HAZWOPER training

Description of Job Duties

Typical: 1. Assists campus faculty and staff in compliance with institutional policies and programs for chemical, biological, physical, radiation, laser fire, life, and/or environmental protection safety as they pertain to laboratories or similar work spaces to include the identification of potential safety and health hazards.
2. Exercises discretion and judgement when making recommendations to management, conducting evaluations of potentially hazardous areas and conditions, generating reports and advising staff, students, and faculty on safe practices for potential hazards. 3. Provides advice to faculty, staff and students on new hazardous materials, equipment or situations being introduced to campus to ensure necessary safety precautions are taken or in place. 4. Interacts with equipment and hazardous material vendors, testing laboratories and contractors as required to order supplies, certify and maintain laboratory/safety equipment, or assist UTSA personnel. 5. Assists, as directed by supervisor, federal, state, and local officials charged with ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and environmental issues (i.e. – CDC, DHS, EAA, EPA, OSHA, TDSHS, TCEQ, TDI/State Fire Marshal’s Office). 6. Reviews and approves purchases of chemicals, biologicals, controlled substances and possibly radioactive materials, radiation producing machines and lasers. 7. Provides support to the select agent program. 8. Assists with investigations related to fire, health and safety accidents and/or incidents to include hazardous substance releases, fires, fall injuries and other related accidents, injuries, or exposures associated with laboratories or other similar work areas. 9. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Periodic: 1. Attends conferences, meetings, and workshops to keep up-to-date on new safety techniques, best practices and changes to applicable codes and regulations. 2. May sit as an alternate on university safety committees. 3. May develop new programs or modify/extend existing programs in response to changing situations at the direction of the supervisor. 4. Provides general safety and health training to UTSA personnel or students. 5. Assists with the Chemical Inventory Program as needed.

Posting Open Date 02/26/2018

Posting Close Date at midnight on 03/22/2018

Open Until Filled No

Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 2: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 3: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 4: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Note 5: Applicants must have familiarity use an willingness to wear personal protective equipment such as eyewear, gloves, respirators, SCBA, protective suits.

Note 6: At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.