Hazardous Materials Specialist at Indiana University

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:



Department Information

Indiana University Public Safety pursues IU's commitment to providing the greatest degree of safety for all members of the IU community, consistent with the university's mission and environment, applicable legal and professional standards, and available resources. IU Public Safety directly oversees the IU Police Department , University Environmental Health and Safety , and Emergency Management and Continuity with a team of approximately 300 dedicated staff on a 24/7/365 operational basis across all campuses.

Job Summary

  • Responsible for the management of hazardous materials and other wastes in compliance with federal state, and local regulations including; but not limited to: sound hazardous waste collection, evaluation, and processing utilizing in-depth regulatory knowledge and technical expertise; maintaining records and tracking systems; preparing and submitting required regulatory paperwork and documentation; and providing consultation and guidance to waste generators regarding the regulatory framework within which they must conduct their activities

  • Identifies and resolves potential violations, educates violators on corrective actions, establishes schedule for corrections, and conducts follow up investigations as necessary.

  • Reviews hazardous waste activities and analyzes proposed regulatory changes/additions to develop/adjust procedures/policies.

  • Conducts, documents, and photographs, official inspections/investigations as required by state and local code.

  • Responds to health/sanitation inquiries and complaints from the general public, faculty, staff, students, and/or visitors, and provides related technical advice, including but not limited to, providing information, referrals, and/or assistance as appropriate.

  • Participates in responses to hazardous materials incidents on campus to minimize exposures or injuries, property damage, environmental contamination, or migration of contaminants to land or water.


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.



  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, physical sciences, life sciences, applied health, or related field



  • 2 years of environmental health and safety or related experience



  • Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire



  • Demonstrates problem solving skills

  • Proficient communication skills

  • Demonstrates customer service skills

  • Ability to build strong customer relationships

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism

  • Performs work independently with minimal supervision

  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, and detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$53,753 per year

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution

  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options

  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting

  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options

  • Tuition benefit for IU classes

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Legal, Safety, & Protection

Job Family: Environmental Health & Safety
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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at iups@iu.edu or by visiting IUPD.

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