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Principal Hazardous Materials Technician (Multiple openings)

Company: University of California - San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Principal Hazardous Materials Technician (Multiple openings)

EH&S Admin

Full Time


Job Summary

Under the direction of the HMM Technical Operations Supervisor, Principal Hazardous Materials Technicians serve as lead technicians for HMM and are responsible for performing all technician duties, assigning work schedules, and providing guidance to less experienced technicians. A thorough understanding of the regulations governing hazardous waste transportation and disposal is required.

This is a 'critical' position; fingerprinting and a background check are required.
To see the salary range for this position (we recommend that you make a note of the job code and use that to look up): TCS Non-Academic Titles Search ( Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role. For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range. To learn more about the benefits of working at UCSF, including total compensation, please visit:

Department Description

The UCSF Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides safety and compliance guidance to all UCSF operations and facilities, including activities across both the Campus and the Health System. Under formal Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with both the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), EH&S Fire Prevention staff perform plan review, construction inspections, existing building inspections and other work on behalf of OSFM and OSHPD, providing reviews and code enforcement on behalf of the agencies. Other EH&S staff provide expert consultation and other services related to bio-safety, chemical safety, radiation safety, workplace safety and ergonomics, industrial hygiene, environmental protection and spill response.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or General Education Diploma (GED) and four years of experience in an environmental health and safety program, or two years of college including appropriate science courses and three years of experience in an environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
  • At least two years of experience managing hazardous waste
  • DOT Hazmat employee training within the last 3 years
  • Possession of a California Driver's license with a good driving record is required
  • Strong working knowledge of chemical, radioactive, and biological hazards including best practices for handling hazardous substances. Ability to assess hazards and determine proper storage and handling procedures
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements governing storage, transportation, disposal, and recordkeeping for hazardous, radioactive, medical, and controlled substance waste
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills including use of computer for email, word processing, and recordkeeping
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs is required; wear appropriate personal protective clothing, including a full-face respirator; position requires, pushing, pulling, bending stooping, twisting; Ability to work in areas with wide temperature ranges; Ability to work in laboratory and waste processing environments
  • This is a 'critical' position; fingerprinting and a background check are required

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Current 24-hour HAZWOPER certification



      About UCSF

      The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

      Pride Values

      UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

      In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

      Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



      Job Code and Payroll Title

      007141 EHS TCHN PRN

      Job Category

      Professional (Non-Clinical)

      Bargaining Unit

      University Professional Technical Employees - Technical Unit (UPTE-TX)

      Employee Class





      Fully Onsite, Mission Bay (SF), Parnassus Heights (SF), Various Work Sites



      Shift Length

      8 Hours

      Additional Shift Details

      Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

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