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Safety Technician II

Job Description

TITLE: Safety Technician II

JOB CODE: 6660



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 6

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 23,664.00
midpoint 29,142.00
maximum 34,620.00

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 fire safety, biological and chemical safety, radiation safety, hazardous waste management, or controlled substances.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs a variety of duties such as, but not limited to, the following: (1) 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 program. (2) Performs radiation safety surveys in areas of radioactive materials use or storage, leak tests of sealer sources, conducts bioassay, and maintains records and prepares reports. Inspects and records incoming radioactive materials shipments. (3) Responds to all applicable emergency situations involving hazardous materials or fire and smoke incidents. Inspects and maintains fire protection equipment such as fire extinguishing systems and fire and smoke detection devices either internally or through services of outside contractors. Assists in conducting fire drills. (4) 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. Maintains database of approved protocols involving Controlled Substances, approved individuals for inspection findings. (5) 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. Assists other personnel, as needed in Environmental Health and Safety projects. May be on-call after hours to respond to emergency situations.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work is performed under the general supervision of au Environmental Health and Safety employee of higher grade and follows established practices and procedures in the performances of a majority of assigned duties. 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, two years experience required. With high school graduation, specialized training in radiation safety or handling of hazardous materials, and four 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 box 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.