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

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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.