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Program Associate I -Department of Environmental Health & Safety

Date Posted: Feb 6, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title: Program Associate I – Department of Environmental Health & Safety

Posting Date: January 30, 2020

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Details: $57,006 - $73,865 (annually)

In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:

Job Type:  Administrative

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.

Reports to: Program Supervisor, Department of Environmental Health & Safety 

Location:  Division of Operations  

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in, industrial hygiene, chemistry, environmental health, chemical engineering or a related physical and biological science field with some advanced course work in hazardous waste area from an accredited university.
  • A master's degree is preferred.

Experience:

  • Must provide evidence of a minimum of three (3) years of investigative field experience in hazardous waste, environmental health or industrial hygiene area.
  • Hazardous waste management and principles and practices of industrial hygiene.
  • 2. Industrial hygiene testing equipment, supplies and personal protective equipment.
  • 3. Federal, state, local and general industry environmental, health and safety standards, rules and regulations.
  • 4. Environmental assessment, remediation and emergency management.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates the removal of unused chemicals and hazardous waste from DPSCD facilities and write reports.
  • Implements a chemical inventory and disposal system for DPSCD.
  • Responsible for recognizing dangers in workplace through evaluation and recommendation of necessary steps to control potential
  • exposure to harmful substances and work practices.
  • Responsible for the investigation into complaints and prepare reports regarding, soil and air contaminants, chemical, biological and physical hazards.
  • Coordinates and interacts with outside contractors regarding environmental assessments, cleanup and chemical removal projects.
  • Participates in emergency response activities regarding chemical spi1ls, physical and biological emergencies and provide technical assistance.
  • Assists in the administration of various federal, state, local and other industry recognized safety and environmental standards, rules and regulations.
  • Interacts with federal, state, local and other agencies regarding emergency situations and other environmental related issues.
  • Responds to complaints regarding Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and maintains a record of location and condition in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Responsible for monthly maintenance and monitoring of district “Due Care” locations.
  • Keeps abreast with new ideas and techniques in the environmental, health and safety field by participating in training meetings, attending seminars and reading governmental and professional publications.
  • Develops program based on the Community Right-To-Know law for each school building where industrial companies are located near schools; to respond to emergencies situation created by accidental release of toxic substances from the company.
  • Assists in the strategic planning of the department and implementation of the Comprehensive Environmental Health and Safety Plan.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Conducts investigation into Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns and make recommendation for corrective action.
  • Conducts inspection of early childhood program and District authorized charter schools for compliance.
  • Investigate the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust, lighting and other conditions that may affect employee and/or student health, comfort or efficiency;
  • Identify dangers in the workplace by evaluating work situations to determine harmful exposures and work practices;
  • Investigate reports of disease and illness to determine work related incidents;
  • Recommend measures for maximum employee protection;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a hazardous communication plan for the district;
  • Perform other assigned duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at recruitment@detroitk12.org or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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