Environmental Health and Safety Intern

Reports To: Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator

Department:  Office of Environmental Health and Safety

Location:  Main Campus

Minimum Required Education: Enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Environmental Science program

FLSA Status:  Part-Time Work Study

Position #:  Assigned by HR

Salary:  Upaid Position

Minimum Required Experience: No previous experience required


Position Summary

The Environmental Health and Safety Student Employee assists the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator in maintaining the CTX Environmental Management and Workplace Safety programs.

Position Functions

  • Conducts monthly inspections of safety systems and equipment, universal and hazardous waste accumulation areas, and general workplace safety walkthroughs of the campus.
  • Assists in conducting waste stream determinations for CTX programs and departments.
  • Assists in managing universal and hazardous waste collection, removal, and tracking.
  • Assists in conducting job hazard analyses and workplace safety assessments.
  • Assists in managing CTX workplace safety training programs.
  • Assist the Environmental Health and Safety office in developing programs to increase campus resiliency and safety.
  • Assists the Environmental Health and Safety office in ensuring federal and state regulations are maintained and remain updated.
  • Assists in developing additions to, and maintaining the Environmental Health and Safety Standard Operating Procedures
  • May manage long-term projects to reduce wastes and storage of hazardous materials within campus departments, and/or research alternative measures to reduce hazardous materials usage in campus operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Concordia University vision and mission and ability to interpret university policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in Environmental Health and Safety fundamentals and basic principles.
  • Introductory familiarity with Federal and State regulations regarding Environmental Health and Safety.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (written and oral) with effective customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multitask and appropriately meet deadlines and schedules with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and investigations that includes skills in: problem-solving, data collection, establishing relevant facts and drawing valid/accurate conclusions.
  • Detailed-oriented with demonstrated ability to maintain accurate, current and coherent regulatory logs.
  • Ability to articulate and support Concordia’s values and department Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrated skills in working with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet resources, etc.
  • Demonstrated punctuality, reliability, and a desire to contribute to the advancement of Concordia University Environmental Health and Safety programs.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical health since the position involves significant walking and transporting equipment.
  • Ability to safely drive CTX vehicles.
  • Ability to lift equipment and supplies — 50 pounds maximum.

Other Information

  • Employee will be expected to complete regular training and apply learned principles to their duties.