Safety Partner Chemical Inventory and HazMat Shipping – Arizona State University

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Campus: Tempe

Safety Partner

Job Description

Under supervision, primarily 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 ensure compliance with international and domestic shipping regulations, including 49 CFR172.1–172.804 and 49 CFR173.115–173.140 as well as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 5.0 standards. 

Job Family

Environmental Health/Safety

Department Name

EHS Administration



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$62,500 – $67,500 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Ensures incoming and outgoing hazardous materials shipments are properly processed.
  • 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.
  • 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 and personnel managing chemical inventories. 
  • Develops and coordinates the ASU Chemical Inventory and Dangerous Goods Shipping Program.
  • Responsible for handling hazardous material and preparing shipping documentation and packaging requirements.
  • Develops safe transport protocols for campus chemical distribution and facilitates training programs to ensure faculty, staff and students properly package, ship and transport hazardous materials.
  • 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 Security Chemicals of Interest, Controlled Substances, Particularly Hazardous Chemicals, and other chemicals of concern; inform EHS leadership when quantities may be reaching regulatory thresholds. 
  • Ensures the development and implementation of any security requirements necessary to prevent theft, vandalism, or releases and to comply 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 compliance with federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements.
  • Develops and implements pollution prevention programs and sustainability activities to support university goals.
  • Interprets and ensures effectiveness of specific methodology and key performance indicators for the department including the effectiveness of safety education.
  • Investigates and remediates problems with the safe and legal handling of hazardous materials. 
  • Communicates with customers on safety-related matters. 
  • Reviews accuracy of reports for environmental and safety programs ensuring federal, state, and local regulatory requirements are satisfied. 
  • Serves as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies. 
  • Develops pollution prevention and sustainability education programs.
  • 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 and four (4) 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.
  • Training in spill containment, IATA, DOT, IMDG and OSHA Right to Know.
  • Experience working in chemical, pharmaceutical, or other wet laboratories.

Working Environment

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

Department Statement

With more than 70,000 students across four campuses, 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, Arizona State University offers unparalleled opportunities for professional growth for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professionals. In a leadership role, EHS works with their search and administrative communities to develop sound, cost effective solutions to the challenges associated with the development of compliance strategies and good practices. For more information about the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, please visit our website at: 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.

The position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona and provides support to all four ASU campuses. 

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

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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.

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Employment Verification Statement

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

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU (Environmental Health and Safety) will not be a sponsor for this position.  

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.

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.

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.