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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Supervisor, Hazardous Materials

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3959

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 53-1021

Pay Grade: 23

Date: May 01, 2007

Job Purpose:

Supervises the operations of the Hazardous Materials Management Center and hazardous materials programs; ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of federal, state and local authorities.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid commercial driver's license with Hazardous Waste Endorsement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable University, federal, state and local laws and regulations, especially pertinent to the administration of health and safety programs including hazardous materials handling, delivery, storage and disposal.
  • Hazardous materials storage facility operations including safe pickup, inspection, identification, storage, packaging and disposal.
  • Chemistry and chemical reaction theory and concepts.
  • Supervision methods, concepts, principles, and techniques.
  • Purchasing methods, concepts, and techniques.
  • Inventory methods, concepts, techniques and practices.
  • Training concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Personal computer software applications and operation.
  • Communication theory, methods, concepts, techniques and practices.
  • Records management principles, methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Emergency response theory, methods, techniques, protocol and practices.
  • Safety equipment operation, techniques and practices.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Safely use environmental calibration instrumentation, monitoring equipment, personal protective equipment and hazardous materials truck and compactor.
  • Inspect, identify, safely collect, package, deliver, store, ship and/or dispose hazardous materials.
  • Communicate effectively with the public including translating technical information.
  • Provide information as hazardous materials resource, as directed.
  • Manage centralized chemical purchases.
  • Perform and maintain inventory and records management.
  • Train others on safety and compliance procedures.
  • Maintain, update and revise materials management plan(s).
  • Effectively supervise, train, and schedule work assignments.
  • React and communicate calmly under emergency or stressful conditions.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manages and coordinates the hazardous materials facility and program operations including pickup, inspection, storage, packaging and disposal of hazardous materials.

Supervise and assist with material collection, characterization and record keeping.

Manage centralized chemical purchases, inventory and surplus; manage training programs.

Maintain, update and revise materials management plan(s).

Consult, advise and assist others in matters concerning hazardous materials.

Supplemental Functions:

Maintain supplies and equipment used in management of the hazardous materials program and facility.

Respond to emergency situations pertaining to hazardous materials.

Working Conditions:

Office, warehouse, and laboratory environment; frequent exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and fumes while transporting or handling hazardous materials.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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