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Chemical Hygiene Officer/Lecturer

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
Position Information

Posting Number F0102019
Working Title Chemical Hygiene Officer/Lecturer
Department Org 363000 - Chemistry
Position Summary

This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is a twelve-month appointment.

This position will enhance the effectiveness of the Department of Chemistry by helping to ensure that all aspects of instruction, undergraduate research, and outreach service are conducted using current best practices of chemical hygiene and safety.

The successful candidate will have a masters degree in chemistry or else experience beyond the baccalaureate level in the area of chemical hygiene best practices and a plan to earn a masters degree while also working for our department. Candidates must also have the ability to work with a variety of constituencies in the department, across campus, and in the community, and a strong commitment to helping strengthen undergraduate science education by promoting a proactive chemical hygiene plan and teaching some classes as needed. Instructional responsibilities will depend on department needs and the candidates qualifications.

For additional information, see http://www.uca.edu/chemistry

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As chemical hygiene officer for the department: coordinate, revise, implement chemical hygiene plan; maintain chemical inventory; manage this inventory in concert with current legal requirements concerning regulated substances; conduct annual safety training/information session for all student workers; ensure that staff training and facilities are adequate for materials ordered; determine the appropriate protective equipment required; ensure that it is available and in good working order; serve on the department safety committee; obtain/maintain certification as a registered chemical hygiene officer.

Other duties include:
Serve as assistant building administrator with department chair.
Order supplies as needed and complete regular transaction logs of these orders.
Maintenance and organization of inventory; inventory/coordinate chemical waste for disposal;
Some of these roles (including student safety training, inventory and chemical waste disposal) will be carried out in concert with the departments lab coordinator

Teaching duties will include lectures and/or labs as needed in the department, assisting faculty and helping develop/test new teaching labs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Supervisory skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Management skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to work effectively with varied constituencies
(i.e.,faculty,students,administration, campus EHS community, etc.).

Chemical hygiene experience (desirable) consistent with that described by the National Registry of Certified Chemists.

Knowledge of federal, state, local, and institutional requirements related to the
safe use and control of chemical agents, fire safety codes, and life safety codes.

Required Education and/or Experience

A masters degree in chemistry or else considerable experience beyond the baccalaureate level in the area of chemical hygiene best practices, and a plan to earn a masters degree in chemistry concurrently.

Preferred Education and/or Experience
License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 07/01/2020
Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 10/23/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications must include: a letter of application, current vitae, statement of importance of chemical hygiene in an undergraduate setting, graduate and/or undergraduate transcripts, certification documentation, and three letters of reference.

All materials should be uploaded to https://jobs.uca.edu.

Review of applications will begin 11/30/2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be sent to the chair of the department (Patrick Desrochers) at patrickd@uca.edu.

Additional information about the department is available at www.uca.edu/chemistry

Posting Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-20

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