Hazardous Materials Specialist
Georgetown University

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Hazardous Materials Specialist

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The Hazardous Materials Specialist performs a variety of tasks related to laboratory safety, environmental compliance and hazardous material/waste management. This includes collecting hazardous material/waste, universal waste and processing waste. The incumbent must understand proper chemical handling and storage techniques. This position will be conducting lab packing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste according to Federal and Local Regulations. This position will assist laboratory workers in chemical clean-out, chemical inventories and inspecting Main Accumulation Areas (MAAs) and Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAAs) for hazardous waste. This position will also assist in Industrial hygiene duties such as Indoor Air Quality Assessments, Suspect Microbial Growth Assessments, other Industrial Hygiene surveys and instrument inventory and maintenance.

This position is an after-hours emergency responder for hazardous materials incidents.

Work Interactions and Work Mode Designation

This position works under the direction of the Senior Industrial Hygiene and Compliance Manager. Works closely with the EH&S laboratory safety staff and Facilities Management. This position will regularly interact with faculty and staff to provide customer services and guidance for hazardous materials related requirements.

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, industrial hygiene, environmental science or other closely related field.
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in consolidating waste, lab packing and solid understanding of RCRA, DOT, EPA, and OSHA regulations.
  • Must be willing to wear proper PPE (including air-purifying respirators).
  • Ability to use environmental monitoring equipment and office computers and software (including database software, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • 3 or more years' experience
  • 40 hr HAZWOPER
  • Experience preparing shipping documents and coordinating transportation of chemicals products and hazardous waste.
  • Knowledge and experience in basic industrial hygiene principles.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

To apply, visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Hazardous-Materials-Specialist_JR15790-1

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