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Recruitment Details

Position Details

Recruitment Number VA928
Posting Period

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 02/27/18. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

On Campus Only Promotional Opportunity No
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. (Anticipated hiring range: $54,000 - $60,000 per year).
Department Environ Mgmt Health & Safety
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status At Will
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12
CBU/MOU M80 - Management Personnel Plan
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Work Schedule

Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year / 10 hours during the summer (Early morning, evening or weekend hours may be required)
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year / 4 days during the summer (Incumbent may be on call)
Shift Day (Evenings/weekends may be required)

Position Summary

Primary Duties

Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), the Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Programs Manager manages industrial hygiene programs on Campus. The University has a highly diverse range of activities including asbestos, lead, chemical labs, medical, custodial, and maintenance activities. As such, the incumbent must work with numerous departments to determine potential for chemical exposures, protections, and programs which ensure employee and student safety. The incumbent will also manage numerous environmental programs, including but not limited to, air permits, storm water, indoor air quality, and the Spill Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. Given the diversity of the programs, the complexity of the University’s structure, and the ever changing nature of the work, the incumbent must be able to change tasks easily, be comfortable working on program development and documentation, and be at ease working with people at all levels of the University. In the course of duties incumbent will use health and safety monitoring equipment and will work in labs or environments where chemical, biological, and physically hazards may be present.

The Industrial Hygienist/Environmental Programs Manager carries out their work with considerable freedom, frequently acting as the EHS representative working with departments to resolve complex problems. Work is reviewed to ensure it is meeting the broad technical objectives for compliance with agency policies and regulations, and meeting the Campus Community’s needs. The incumbent is expected to independently render technical decisions or effectively recommend decisions to controversial issues that impact policy, public relations or budgetary considerations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of:

  • Analyzing and documenting procedures and regulatory programs.

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Chemical exposure Routes of Entry.
  • Respiratory Protection.

Working knowledge of:

  • The principles of planning, management, and direction of a program.
  • Chemical Hygiene.
  • Environmental Regulations.
  • Regulations related to chemical exposures.
  • Indoor air quality studies.
  • Ergonomics.

General Knowledge of:

  • Air Quality Regulations.
  • Indoor Air Quality.
  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) Management.
  • Development and delivery of training.
  • Storm Water Regulations.
  • Noise Exposure and Dosimetry.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Biosafety.
  • Medical Surveillance.

Basic knowledge of:

  • Laboratory Safety.
  • Fluency with the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones, fax) and computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and database management, including institutional database systems.

Incumbent must possess the following:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), customer service, interpersonal, planning, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated history of working effectively as a productive and collaborative member of a team or work group.
  • Demonstrated competence in understanding, interpreting, and communicating procedures, policies, information, ideas, and instructions.
  • Demonstrated skills setting priorities to ensure project goals and objectives are obtained within timelines and budgets.
  • Inspect equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems and defects.
  • Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

Incumbent must have the ability to:

  • Work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Wear a respirator.
  • Lift/carry 40-pounds, as well as squat, bend, reach, etc.
  • Listen perceptively, convey awareness, interpret feedback, and synthesize information.
  • Read, understand, interpret, and communicate complex environmental rules and regulations.
  • Identify needed changes and improvements in program.
  • Define problems, collect and analyze data with abstract and concrete variables, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.
  • Receive feedback and incorporate new perspectives.
  • Communicate, inform, and educate large or small audiences of diverse nature on issues related to area of expertise
  • Supervise and/or mentor individuals.
  • Work closely with various on and off Campus entities.
  • Interpret technical procedures or regulations.
  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Work with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Required Education and/or Experience
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field. Degrees may include but are not limited to environmental programs and/or industrial hygiene matters.
  • Two (2) years of experience working in the field of industrial hygiene, occupational health, safety or related scientific field.
  • Certification or have the ability to complete 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.
  • Certification or have the ability to complete AHERA Inspector/Management Planner, and AHERA Contractor Supervisor training.
Additional Requirements for this Position


Recruitment Preferences

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • University experience and background.
  • Experience working in a higher education and/or unionized environment.
  • AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act certified.
  • CIH – Certified Industrial Hygienist or similar related professional certificate.
  • Experience in environmental programs and/or industrial hygiene environment.
  • Experience with health and safety monitoring equipment.
Special Requirements
  • The person holding this position is considered a “Limited Mandated Reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
  • This position is a Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) designated managerial position and comes under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. Individuals appointed to management positions serve at the pleasure of the President or designee. They are excluded from the collective bargaining process, are not subject to probationary service, and do not receive tenure or permanent status. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • A valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment in this position as well as successful completion and continued compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver’s Training course is required.
  • This position is a member of the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC), as such incumbent may be on call, and expected to work nights or weekends in the event of an emergency.
  • The selected candidate must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position alternates between remaining in a stationary position operating a personal computer for long periods of time and frequently moving about inside the office and across campus at various sites.
On-site work is during all seasons exposure to various types of weather. Uneven ground, noisy, hazardous materials, works in groups or in isolation, flexible hours, ladder climbing. Incumbent must be able to move about on a construction site, outdoors without heating or cooling capabilities. Must be able to ascend and descent stairs, ladders, and unprotected surfaces in order to check on a building situation during construction.
Incumbent will have need to wear a respirator, lift/carry 40-pounds, as well as squat, bend, reach, etc.

This position involves frequent to constant interaction with students, faculty and staff.
The office is a typical office environment with standard office equipment.
Work environment is fast-paced and may require a flexible schedule, i.e. early morning, evening or weekend hours to complete work. Work is primarily performed in, on and around Campus facilities including offices, labs, classrooms, etc.
Hard hat, eye protection and steel toed shoes requirement during on-site management. In the course of duties incumbent will use health and safety monitoring equipment and will work in labs or environments where chemical, biological, and physically hazards may be present. Incumbent may also be required, to travel for meetings, conferences, or workshops. When travel is required, outside locations may include even and uneven walking surfaces, exposure to weather changes such as temperatures, humidity or precipitation.


This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefit Information

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community

Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment – see

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date (posting open date) 02/06/2018
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Applicant Documents