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Hazardous Materials Specialist II


Assist with the development and 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.

  • Serves as the team lead in day-to-day activities involving the collection, segregation, packaging and disposal of chemical and/or radiological wastes.
  • Educates the University community on the current regulations that impact hazardous waste; independently prepares and delivers training programs on hazardous waste management and provides guidance to research staff or faculty via phone, meetings, etc.
  • As needed, prepares reports for the unit manager, and/or state, and federal regulators on the activities of the hazardous materials management program.
  • 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.
  • Trains subordinate and/or incoming staff at the Waste Management Facility
  • Supervises spill response and cleanup.
  • 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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