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Safety Technician I

Job Description

TITLE: Safety Technician I

JOB CODE: 6661



EEO6 CODE: 6 = Skilled Crafts

GRADE: Pay Grade 5

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 20,796.00
midpoint 25,788.00
maximum 30,780.00

PURPOSE: To assist in providing support and compliance with standards and regulations for either fire safety, biological and chemical safety, radiation safety, hazardous waste management, or controlled substances. Responsible for routine procedures in either 61% safety, biological and chemical safety, radiation safety, hazardous waste management, or controlled substances.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitors and surveys laboratories/offices using containing or storing radioactive isotopes. Performs periodic pick up, transportation, segregation, and processing of materials which may be radioactive or otherwise hazardous. Maintains storage areas, equipment and personal protective equipment related to hazardous waste programs. Inspects facilities and records of approved users of controlled substances. Provides instruction and support to faculty and staff to reach and maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations regarding Controlled Substances handling, purchases and receipts of Controlled Substances, and inspection findings. Conducts surveys of user laboratories including the collection of wipe samples, auditing records, and documenting observed violations. Adheres to institutional, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines when handling hazardous materials or when exposed to hazardous situations. Prepares paperwork for maintaining State and Federal agency reports. Must adhere to requirements of departmental and institutional Disaster Plan. Performs other related duties as required. Attends training courses in radiation safety, hazardous waste management and handling and general safety.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Environmental Safety Officer. Supervision is generally available. Completed work is reviewed for general accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established guidelines. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Associate's degree in science related field, fire protection general safety, or equivalent experience.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: With Associate degree, no experience required. With high school graduation, specialized training in radiation safety or handling of hazardous materials, and two years of experience in radiation safety, hazardous waste or general safety. Valid Texas Driver's License required. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Radiation Test Equipment, Environmental Test Equipment Internal Gas Proportional counters, Giger counters, instrument calibrator, and Personal Computers. Ability to drive full size pickup, van or two-axle body truck. Potential exposure to hazardous conditions and/or materials. Must be capable of performing duties while wearing respiratory protection and clothing. May involve strenuous activity such as walking, lifting and moving of material. Daily driving of motor vehicle. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.