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Hazardous Materials Specialist I


Assist with the implementation the University of Florida chemical and radiological waste disposal program in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Collects, segregates, packages and disposes of chemical and/or radiological wastes.
  • Reviews, understands, and keeps current on regulations that impact hazardous waste.
  • Assists in the scheduling of waste collection from generating areas as well as scheduling outside contractors for ultimate disposal of chemical and/or radiological waste.
  • Prepares and maintains regulatory paperwork as needed.
  • Participate in spill response and cleanup.
  • Maintain hazardous waste facility in a safe, compliant, and highly ordered condition.
  • Collects and analyses samples for chemical or radiological content.
  • Other duties as assigned by the unit Coordinator and/or Manager.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one (1) year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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