SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - E.20
Principal EH&S Specialist (MSP 0725) SIZE-NEUTRAL
EH&S Specialist III (7132) SIZE-NEUTRAL
EH&S Specialist III Supervisor (7136) SIZE-NEUTRAL
EH&S Specialist II (7135) SIZE-NEUTRAL
EH&S Specialist II Supervisor (7137) SIZE-NEUTRAL
EH&S Specialist I (7133) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Asst EH&S Technologist (7134) SIZE-NEUTRAL

September, 1976 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995

Series Concept

Environmental Health and Safety Technologists perform professional duties in the fields of industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental sanitation, fire protection engineering and/or radiological health; and perform other related duties as required in the implementation and direction of a campus environmental health and safety program.

Incumbents typically evaluate health and safety hazards in existing facilities and proposed building programs; determine the applicability of various governmental codes and regulations to the construction, operation and maintenance of existing or proposed facilities; review program planning guides for new construction and construction and repair requisitions and advise campus and contract architects and engineers as to methods and designs for controlling health and safety hazards and means for complying with governmental codes and regulations; carry out and/or supervise industrial hygiene, environmental sanitation, radiological health, safety engineering and/or fire prevention engineering programs to reduce health and safety hazards; participate in in- service training and instructional programs related to environmental health and safety for academic, staff and/or student personnel; develop and maintain liaison with departmental, campus and systemwide environmental health and safety committees and maintain external relationships, as necessary, with governmental regulatory agencies.

The following examples are illustrative and do not preclude allocation to the series of positions requiring equivalent professional knowledge and skill in allocated areas.

Industrial Hygiene

Duties in this field include responsibility for developing and/or carrying out programs which deal with control of exposures to non-ionizing radiation, noise and chemicals; with pesticide surveillance, ventilation, hearing conservation, lighting and heat stress evaluation.

Environmental Sanitation

Duties in this field include responsibility for developing and/or carrying out preventive programs which deal with biological hazard control, laboratory animal care and control, pest control, food sanitation, water protection surveillance of sewage and solid waste disposal, communicable disease prevention, swimming pool safety and sanitation, housing sanitation and epidemiologic investigations.

Radiological Health

Duties in this field include responsibility for developing and/or carrying out programs for the control; and safe use of ionizing radiation and to assure compliance with state and federal regulations. Programs may include monitoring of radiation usage, bioassay and dosimetry, radioactive materials use authorization, radioactive waste disposal, radioactive material accountability, radiation safety training, control of the safe use of x-ray prodSystemwideng equipment and design of shielding and hazard control facilities.

Safety Engineering

Duties in this field include responsibility for developing and/or carrying out programs which deal with the investigation and prevention of accidents; risk management and loss control; vision conservation; diving safety; vehicular safety; emergency preparedness; identification, analysis and correction of safety hazards and/or safety code deficiencies; design of hazard control measures, such as machine guards; and use of personal protective equipment.

Fire Prevention Engineering

Duties in this field include responsibility for developing and/or carrying out programs which deal with design, construction and maintenance of structures in conformity with relevant bodes and standards for fire prevention and life safety; fixed and portable emergency fire suppression equipment; evacuation of occupants from structures; design, installation, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems and prevention of fire loss.

The series is broadly defined to include, but not necessarily limited to, the five specialty fields of industrial hygiene, safety engineering, environmental sanitation, fire protection engineering and radiological health. Incumbents are usually assigned professional duties emphasizing one or more of these specialty fields. In addition, they may be assigned managerial/supervisory responsibilities.

Class Concepts

Principal Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Under general direction, incumbents assist a campus or systemwide administrator in planning, organizing and/or overseeing the work of professional environmental health and safety staff; represent, as assigned, the officer to whom they are responsible at meetings and conferences involving campus, systemwide, local government, state and federal levels of authority in matters related to campus environmental health and safety; and carry major responsibility for campus or systemwide environmental health and safety programs, as a principal assistant to the campus or systemwide administrator.

EH&S Specialist III

Under direction, incumbents are assigned responsibility for performing the most complex professional duties of a campus environmental health and safety program as indicated in the Series Concept and may supervise the activities of other professional and technical environmental health and safety staff. Incumbents at this level are expected to exercise professional judgment and to operate independently in carrying out a major functional or organizational phase of the campus environmental health and safety program.

EH&S Specialist III Supervisor

Performs range of duties outlined in the Class Concepts for EH&S Specialist III and, in addition, meets the HEERA requirements for designation as a supervisory employee.

EH&S Specialist II

Performs range of duties outlined in the Class Concepts for EH&S Specialist II and, in addition, meets the HEERA requirements for designation as a supervisory employee.

EH&S Specialist I

Under general supervision, incumbents are assigned responsibility for performing the majority of professional duties of a campus environmental health and safety program as indicated in the Series Concept. This is the operational level at which incumbents are expected to operate independently in developing specific procedures for carrying out assignments.

Assistant Environmental Health and Safety Technologist

Under supervision incumbents perform entry level professional duties of a campus environmental health and safety program. Assignments at this level are typically less complex in nature than the duties assigned to the Associate level, with work subject to review by higher level environmental health and safety professional staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Principal Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and six years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program, including at least two years of supervisory and program development experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

EH&S Specialist III

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and four years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

EH&S Specialist II

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and three years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

EH&S Specialist I

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and two years of professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Assistant Environmental Health and Safety Technologist

A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Note: A Master's degree in an appropriate field of environmental health and safety may be substituted for one year of the required experience.