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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Pocatello, Idaho
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Academic/Educational sector, Environmental Services
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Hazardous Waste Specialist (EHS)

Posting Number: req1015
Working 12 months per year
Non-classified Staff
Finance and Administration
Pocatello - Main

Hazardous Waste Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety (1737)

Primary Purpose
This position will coordinate major aspects of Idaho State University's Hazardous Waste Program. Under general supervision, this position will lead hazardous waste operations and ensure compliance with State and Federal hazardous waste regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect, process and characterize hazardous waste and identify high hazard hazardous waste.
  • Track hazardous waste volumes and generate reports. Prepare state and federal reports.
  • Consolidate compatible waste for disposal through hazardous waste vendor and complete hazardous waste manifests.
  • Collect biohazardous waste and manage the universal waste and used oil programs.
  • Coordinate training and emergency preparedness exercises.
  • Develop and maintain hazardous waste program elements (contingency planning, waste minimization planning, pollution prevention planning).
  • Respond to emergencies including chemical spills.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree and one year of experience with environmental, health and safety programs. The successful candidate must be able to wear an air-purifying respirator, lift 50 pounds, transport drums weighing 450 pounds using a drum hand truck and have a valid driver's license.
  • This position requires after-hours emergency responses.
  • Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and medical evaluation.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or a related discipline and two years of experience with hazardous waste.
  • Advanced RCRA training
  • OSHA 40 hour HAZWOPER
  • Experience in a higher education setting
  • DOT Ground Shipment Certification


Apply online using the "Apply for this Job" link on this page. Please submit the following documents with your application: Resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 6, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary range has been approved from $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment are conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.