Senior Industrial Hygiene Specialist

University of California- Riverside
Riverside, California
Apr 19, 2024
Apr 30, 2024
Engineering, Industrial
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Position Information
The full salary range for the Senior Industrial Hygiene Specialist is $71,100.00 - $128,700.00 annually. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $71,100 - $99,900. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs. Additionally, this position is eligible for a hiring bonus.

Under the general direction of the Industrial Hygiene Program Manager, the Senior Industrial Hygiene Specialist applies professional knowledge and expertise in the day to day management of various industrial hygiene programs, including (but not limited to): Respiratory Protection, Fume Hood and Local Exhaust Ventilation Testing, Asbestos bulk testing, air sampling, and project oversight, Lead testing, clearance sampling, and project oversite, Water Intrusion and Mold Response, Hearing Conservation, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Substance Specific Exposure Monitoring, Industrial Hygiene Equipment Maintenance and Calibration, Hazardous Building Material Management, Silica, Building Ventilation Design Assessment, Wildfire Smoke/Air Quality. The incumbent supports the campus comply with state and federal safety regulations and supports campus employees to ensure the campus is in accordance with applicable health, safety, and environmental laws, regulations, and good practice. This position will be responsible for managing the department's industrial hygiene equipment. This includes equipment calibration, maintenance, inventory, and cross-training other EH&S professionals on appropriate use and interpretation of sampling data. The incumbent will routinely use equipment for personal and environmental monitoring/sampling needs, interpret results, and write reports to provide recommendations to reduce potential exposures to hazardous materials and conditions. This position will be responsible for overseeing campus respiratory protection requirements such as ensuring proper medical clearances are obtained, respirator training is provided, and the performance of qualitative and quantitative respiratory fit tests for employees and students. Operating within established program guidelines and parameters, the incumbent will play a key role in supporting campus fume hood and managing the process of local exhaust ventilation compliance testing, as well as providing assistance for fume hood commissioning and de-commissioning procedures. This position will support industrial hygiene related indoor environmental quality and aerosol transmissible disease issues such as; responding to and investigating room ventilation issues, performance of IEQ and mold investigations, periodic vivarium ventilation assessments, and managing the EH&S air purifier rental program. Incumbent will perform routine job hazard analyses for employees conducting potentially hazardous operations and provide technical guidance pertaining to proper engineering and administrative controls, as well as personal protective equipment. This position will also support industrial hygiene related construction issues such as; the performance of dust monitoring during construction, evaluation of proper dust and hazard containment methods, and coordination with UCR project managers and outside consulting companies on routine construction related monitoring, inspections, and investigations.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. (Required)
Certification Requirements
  • Must become a CDPH Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor within six (6) months of hire (Required)
  • DOSH - California Certified Site Surveillance Technician (CSST) (Required)
  • Professional certification. (Preferred)
  • DOSH - California Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) (Preferred)
  • CDPH Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor (Preferred)
  • CDPH Certified Lead Project Monitor (Preferred)

Experience Requirements
  • 4 - 7 years of related experience. (Required)

Minimum Requirements
Working knowledge of the procedures and principles involved with asbestos, lead or environmental remediation. Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines. Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities. Skill to develop presentations and make computerized training programs Ability to maintain accurate computerized records. Ability to take bulk, air, and wipe samples and maintain quality control when collecting, processing or reporting environmental samples. Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields. Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints. Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including a respirator and full coveralls. Ability to conduct comprehensive hazardous material surveys including sample collection, material quantification, and coordination with appropriately certified laboratories for analysis. Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Strong skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required. Ability to respond to asbestos, lead, indoor air quality, or health related emergencies after normal University business hours. Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others. Writing skills sufficient to prepare clear, concise, logical, and grammatically correct technical reports, analysis, correspondence, etc. for management, faculty, staff and regulatory agencies.

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to perform and interpret Phase Contrast Microscopy. Ability to read blueprints and evaluate building ventilation systems Knowledge and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative respirator fit tests.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview