Under direct supervision, assists with the collection, consolidation,
packaging, and treatment of regulated or hazardous chemical,
radioactive, and Special Medical Waste. Performs a wide range of
routine assignments associated with the Hazardous Waste Management
1. Inspects points of waste generation in laboratories and satellite
storage areas prior to hazardous chemical, Special Medical, and
radioactive waste pick-ups and prepares and labels waste
2. Inspects waste accumulation facilities to determine that
containers are not leaking. Inspects safety equipment such as
showers and eyewashes.
3. Assists in field testing of waste to determine hazard
characteristics through the operation of common analytical
4. Collects samples from waste streams for analysis.
5. Assists in the collection, segregation, and packaging of
hazardous waste materials.
6. Maintains records such as pick-up requests, waste disposal
manifests, and waste material inventories.
7. Assists in the conduct of various treatment activities such as
incineration, compaction, neutralization, and autoclaving.
8. Assists in the preparation of mandatory federal and state
9. Assists in developing and presenting training programs on safe
and effective waste management practices.
10. Participates in institutional response to emergency situations.
11. Maintains an inventory of materials and supplies utilized for
waste management and emergency response activities.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree.
Ability to read, comprehend, and apply federal, state, and local
environmental and hazardous waste regulations, codes, and
requirements; to learn and apply evaluation and survey techniques
including the use of environmental sampling devices and analytical
equipment; to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with faculty, staff, and students; to prepare technical reports and
analyses and maintain required records; to communicate effectively
both orally and in writing; to operate computers and other standard
office equipment; to work in, on, around, under and over fixed
equipment and machinery; to lift and transport assigned tools and
equipment; to operate a variety of treatment devices such as an
incinerator, compactor, and autoclave; to wear and work in personal
protective equipment; to work in hazardous and irritating
environments; to work with hazardous materials.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees in this job class may be required to be trained to work with
asbestos, radioactive, and hazardous materials and to obtain special
training and/or certification needed to fulfill the duties of the
position where assigned, such as, incinerator operator or hazardous
materials technician. Employees may also be required to be available
for emergency response at any time; to use personal automobile while
conducting business; and to obtain a Commercial Driver's License with
Hazardous Materials Endorsement and a State of Maryland CHS
(Controlled Hazardous Substance) Vehicle Operator's Certificate. If
required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License, employees will be
subjected to drug and alcohol education and testing as required under
Federal Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and
random drug testing. Offers of employment may be contingent on
applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved