Occupational Safety/Environmental Health Specialist (Environmental Health and Safety EHS Specialist)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – I – Exempt
  • 04 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Environmental Health and Safety
Full/Part Time:


Environmental Health Safety (EHS) is seeking a qualified individual to assist in the day-to-day activities associated with the University’s chemical waste disposal program. EHS is a division of the Office of the Physical Plant and oversees safety for all Penn State locations, departments, and work units. This position will report to the Hazardous Materials Program Manager and may serve as backup to this position when they are not available. Responsibilities include: regulated waste handling (chemical, biological, radiological), compliance auditing and reporting of University programs, use and maintenance of various testing and sampling equipment, response to emergencies, and presentation of training programs. Position may periodically be “on-call” for evenings and weekends. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Occupational Safety/Environmental Health or related discipline, plus three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A working knowledge of federal, state, and local standards and regulations (especially RCRA); and an understanding of good practices in a wide range of EHS programs required. Demonstrated experience communicating technical information to a wide range of audiences is necessary. Experience with Microsoft Office programs is preferred. Candidate must: Achieve medical clearance and be able to wear respiratory protection. Be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation, the handling and moving of full containers of regulated waste is required. May need to achieve a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with hazardous materials endorsement within 90 days of hire. Achieve Hazwoper (29CFR1910.120) certification within 180 days of hire. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088