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Specialist, Chemical Inventory

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Please upload 1) Cover letter 2) Résumé/CV 3) Contact information for three (3) professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Specialist, Chemical Inventory
Department Environmental Health & Safety
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Chemical Inventory Specialist. The position supports the Laboratory Safety Program within the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department.

EH&S maintains a comprehensive chemical inventory database by collecting inventory data as packages are delivered to campus, and inventorying campus laboratories and other spaces where chemicals are stored. The resulting chemical inventory data is needed to comply with various regulations and permits, and is used to enhance many safety and incident response functions.

The position supervises and trains inventory team members, and schedules and coordinates daily activities of the inventory team. The position also performs the duties as needed to ensure service and departmental objectives are fulfilled. The position interacts directly with faculty, laboratory staff and students to inform them of EH&S inventory activities in their areas while addressing any possible concerns. The position contributes to identifying and implementing process efficiencies and improvements and contributes to the future direction of the inventory program.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant University and a major research institution in the state with a student population of over 20,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of nearly 400,000 on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and two years or relevant experience; or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution and one year of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience: handling hazardous chemicals in a laboratory environment, hazardous material management, and/or hazardous chemical waste handling

- State of Nevada Class C driver’s license upon hire

- Normal work hours with some nights and weekends required for emergency situations

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

John Sagebiel, Search Chair,

Elisa White, Search Coordinator,

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload
1) Cover letter
2) Résumé/CV
3) Contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Open Date 09/01/2017
Job Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72817
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents