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Environmental Specialist

Company: Ball State University
Location: Muncie
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Position Information

Position Title
Environmental Specialist

About this Opportunity
Reporting to the Associate Director of Environmental Health & Safety, the Environmental Specialist is responsible for coordinating and implementing environmental programs, systems, and practices for various phases of university operations. As a member of the EHS team, this person works together with the Chemical Health & Safety Officer to assist with the inspection of BSU primary and secondary lab spaces.

Inclusive Excellence Statement
At Ball State University, inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community




Length of Assignment
Full-Time At-Will

Position Function
Responsible for coordinating and implementing environmental programs, systems, and practices for various phases of university operations. Efforts and various programs include environmental protection and compliance, hazardous materials management, fuel and chemical storage and spill prevention preparedness.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree or higher in public or environmental health, sanitation, biological science, or related field; or in lieu of Bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or certificate plus an additional four (4) years of related work experience in addition to the minimum experience requirement listed.

Minimum Experience
At least one year of related work experience. May include related experience gained during a college internship.

Minimum Other
Working knowledge of programs related to environmental health and safety; must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy. Ability to wear respiratory protection, necessary PPE , and work with hazardous and infectious materials.

Authorization to work in the US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening
Requires successful completion of a background check., Requires successful completion of a Drivers License check

Position Title(s) Supervised

Required Certifications

EEO Statement
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

Risk Management & Insurance:134030

Department Information
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000.00.

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities


Job Duty
Perform periodic monitoring of facilities regarding potential employee exposure to chemical and physical hazards.


Job Duty
Evaluate the unique health hazards associated with 3D printing and reduce exposure to 3D printer hazards.


Job Duty
Ensure universal waste (UW) is regularly picked up for disposal and that each storage location has containers (drums, boxes) for storing waste materials. Conduct storage area audits at planned intervals and ensures appropriate action is taken to minimize spills or accidents when they occur.


Job Duty
Manage all regulated UST / AST systems in accordance with IDEM . Ensure systems are correctly operated, maintained, and inspected.


Job Duty
Conduct walk-through investigations of mold complaint areas and assist with moisture source investigations and remediation.


Job Duty
Aid with lead and asbestos abatement projects as requested.


Job Duty
Participate in IDEM inspections for RCRA hazardous waste compliance and assists with the IDEM annual waste manifest report.


Job Duty
Assist with emergency spill response and disposal.


Job Duty
Manage the storage and recycling of used oil (and coolants). Ensure items are properly labeled and stored with secondary containment.


Job Duty
Assist departments in complying with OSHA's Hazard Communication standard including developing written programs addressing labeling and warning requirements, safety data
sheets ( SDS ) and employee training on hazardous materials.


Job Duty
Provide support for the inspection of University primary laboratories including reviewing safety-related information, records, and safety equipment. Conduct safety inspections of secondary laboratories, learning spaces and storage facilities.


Job Duty
Participate in meetings, conferences, committees and University-wide discussions related to environmental topics.


Job Duty
Complete special projects including the evaluation and gathering of data from University departments, benchmarking with peer safety programs, researching safety related topics, and assisting with or providing safety-related training.


Job Duty
Conduct administrative tasks including but not limited to entering purchase requisitions for EHS products and services, answering general safety-related questions, managing and tracking EHS forms, and updating website materials.


Job Duty
Support the work of other EHS team members.


Job Duty
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Applications Accepted Through Date

Open Until Filled

Information regarding transcripts
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you hold a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter Optional Documents
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Master's Transcripts

Keywords: Ball State University, Muncie , Environmental Specialist, Other , Muncie, Indiana

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