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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Environmental Program Coordinator

Series: Health & Safety









CLASS SUMMARY:  The Environmental Health and Safety Program Coordinator is a stand-alone classification. Incumbent performs professional level duties developing and managing safety and environmental programs and projects. The Environmental Program Coordinator is distinguished from other classifications by its responsibility for managing complex environmental health and safety programs and project duties.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES  These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Manages environmental health and safety programs and projects to include but not limited to; asbestos, abatements, chemical hazards, wastewater and fire protection. Coordinate activities with internal departments and external agencies. Daily  30%
  2. Interprets and applies health and safety environmental codes,  for all local, state, and federal laws and regulations and compliance  Daily 20%&
  3. Maintains records and documents related to environmental health and safety programs and projects; prepares related reports and correspondence for the immediate supervisor, college departments and governmental agencies.  Daily 10%
  4. Coordinates, inspects, and monitors contract work and services for waste disposal, recycling, air quality, and sampling for analysis projects.  Daily  5%
  5. Investigates hazardous material and other related accidents and complaints; assists in the implementation of corrective actions; provides status reports to the supervisor.  Weekly 10%&
  6. Provides technical support to administrators, faculty, and staff on environmental health and safety issues.  Weekly 10%
  7. Audits campus and department operations for compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations; resolving day-to-day operational problems.  Weekly  5%
  8. Participates in the environmental health and safety review process for new construction and renovation projects.  Weekly 5%
  9. Responds to requests for information from internal departments, external agencies and organizations relating to environmental health and safety programs and project activities.  Monthly 5%
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As required.


  • Incumbents may be required to travel

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Associates degree in environmental science or related field and four years of technical experience in environmental management such as environmental compliance training and inspection, pollution prevention, recycling, solid waste, fire safety, and/or emergency hazardous materials incident response, housekeeping contract compliance; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License;
  • 40 hours OSHA training for Hazardous Waste Operator certification
  • Certified Asbestos Building Inspector
  • COTHM-181 Hazmat Transportation Certification

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Environmental health and safety management practices
  • Accident investigation principles and procedures
  • Environmental health and safety rules, procedures, and practices
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and codes
  • Fire protection systems
  • Chemical and biological laboratory operations
  • Environmental health and safety auditing principles and procedures
  • Contract administration principles
  • Contract language and document preparation
  • Program development

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Conducting environmental health and safety audits
  • Conducting accident investigations
  • Conducting research
  • Developing and implementing procedures
  • Interpreting local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Sampling and testing of hazardous materials
  • Maintaining proper records and documentation
  • Recognizing hazardous situations and taking appropriate corrective action
  • Providing services to meet customer needs
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils and travel.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Human Resources
Date: 02/02
Revised by Human Resources: 03/05, 10/12