Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually

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Job Description

Chemical Inventory - Safety Specialist

Arizona State University

EHS Chemical Inventory

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Primarily focused on assisting with the implementation of accurate chemical container barcoding and real-time inventorying of hazardous materials at ASU laboratories, shops, and other chemical storage locations. Under supervision, responsible for providing on-site safety support and preventing potential regulatory violations and penalties at the new Central Chemical Intake Facility, providing input and guidance on chemical inventory management activities, overseeing hazardous materials shipping and receiving policies and procedures for the university community, and providing virtual and in-person training and consultation for all chemical inventories, hazardous materials and dangerous goods shipments. The position will train to ensure compliance with international and domestic shipping regulations.


Salary Range

$50,000 - $60,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

·       Ensures the proper setup and implementation of accurate chemical container barcoding and real-time inventorying of hazardous materials at ASU laboratories, shops, and other chemical storage locations.

·       Assists with incoming and outgoing hazardous materials shipments being properly processed.

·       Ensures accurate inventory and accuracy of storage management systems for hazardous materials (including but not limited to biologicals,chemicals, and radioactive and potentially radioactive substances.)

·       Develops, implements, and monitors chemical inventory systems to ensure regulatory compliance and incident prevention.

·       Performs inventory management related functions and initiating hazardous materials minimization efforts, yearly physical inventories, and reporting.

·       Develops and implements procedures and training presentations for staff responsible for hazardous materials chemical intake andpersonnel managing chemical inventories.

·       Prepares inventory reports by collecting and analyzing chemical inventory information.

·       Monitors and reports EHS leadership about specific chemical inventories, including but not limited to Department of Homeland SecurityChemicals of Interest, Controlled Substances, Particularly Hazardous Chemicals, and other chemicals of concern; inform EHS leadershipwhen quantities may be reaching regulatory thresholds.

·       Ensures the development and implementation of any security requirements necessary to prevent theft, vandalism, or releases and tocomply with Department of Homeland Security Regulations.

·       Coordinates activities associated with chemical inventory inspections, assessments, and consultations for the department in coordination with senior management and subject matter experts.

·       Conducts site visits to audit, provide consultation and inspections of university facilities using hazardous materials to ensure compliancewith federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements.

·       Develops and implements pollution prevention programs and sustainability activities to support university goals.

·       Investigates and remediates problems with the safe and legal handling of hazardous materials.

·       Communicates with customers on safety-related matters.

·       Serves as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies.

·       Updates and maintains Standard Operating Procedures.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

·       Drives Arizona State University leased, owned or rented vehicles and carts to various ASU locations to perform work.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences or an Associate’s degree in the sciences field and two years of related experience; Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

·       Evidence of a Bachelors degree in chemistry or physical science.

·       Experience in hazardous material handling.

·       Experience with chemical inventory management.

·       Experience in training in spill containment, IATA, DOT, IMDG and OSHA Right to Know.

·       Experience working in chemical, pharmaceutical, or other wet laboratories.


Working Environment

·       Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.

·       Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.

·       Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

·       Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.

·       Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include or are subject to resolution of conflicts.

·       Works in indoor and outdoor environments that may include extreme weather conditions; hot in summer and cold in winter

·       Participates in respiratory protection program; assists with respiratory fit testing and training.

·       Participates in ASU medical surveillance programs, which may include vaccinations.

·       Possible exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials during the course of their job.

·       Potential to work with potentially hazardous agents or physical hazards

·       Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.


Department Statement

With more than 100,000 students, Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. ASU's historic Tempe campus is home to research-based academic disciplines. At the West campus, ASU offers students interdisciplinary programs for broad learning experiences. At the Polytechnic campus, students approach professional and technological programs through project-based learning. The Downtown Phoenix campus, the university's newest location, is focused on programs with public purpose.


As one of the fastest growing research universities in the United States, ASU offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with the research and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good health and safety practices. For more information about EHS, please visit our website at:


Diversity is a core value in EHS at ASU. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.


ASU offers tuition waivers (to include yourself, spouse, and dependents), paid vacations and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities to prepare you for the challenges ahead.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, professional licenses, Department of Motor Vehicle, and certifications. Possession of a current Arizona driver’s license is required upon employment.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and 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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.



All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU and Environmental Health Services will not provide

sponsorship for employment.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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