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MD Anderson Cancer Center Safety Specialist - Environmental Protection/Waste Management in Houston, Texas

Ideal candidate will have:

3 - 6 years of experience in at least any 3 of the following Environmental Protection, Compliance & Sustainability Areas:

  • Regulated Medical Waste Management

  • Pharmaceutical Waste Management

  • Radioactive Waste Management

  • Air Emissions Compliance - TCEQ & EPA

  • Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) & Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) Compliance - TCEQ & EPA

  • Confidential Waste Management

  • Stormwater & Wastewater Compliance - City of Houston, TCEQ & EPA

  • Environmental Sustainability & Recycling Program Education & Awareness

  • Solid Waste & Recycling Services Operations & Management

  • Public Water Systems/Drinking Water Compliance - City of Houston, TCEQ & EPA

  • Experience using the TCEQ's State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS)


The primary purpose of the Safety Specialist position is to provide technical expertise to resolve safety issues involving personnel, visitors, patients and other institutional staff and contractors. Performs and completes special projects as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness as assigned or as needed to address institutional safety issues. Maintains awareness with applicable laws, regulations and national guidelines relevant to section functions and responsibilities. Completes environmental and safety policy review and development risk assessment, incident investigations, report writing and presentations to management in order to communicate risk and solutions. Assists in drafting comments on proposed state and federal regulations as needed. Duties may include functions in any or all of the following areas: Fire and Life Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Radiation Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Joint Commission, Environmental Protection, Construction Safety and Biological, Chemical and Laboratory Safety.


Recognize, Evaluate, Control, and Mitigate Hazards

-Responds and investigates environmental safety - related complaints and incidents such as hazardous chemical, biological, and petroleum product spills. Develops emergency response plans, procedures, and policies for spills and exposures to hazardous chemical, biological, and petroleum products.


-Assists in maintaining compliance with all local, state, and federal environmental compliance guidelines and regulations. Provides regulatory interpretations, technical assistance, and recommendations related to environmental compliance programs. -Supervises and administers the environmental compliance assurance programs for one or more environmental media. Conducts sampling and analysis of one or more environmental media. Utilizes MD Anderson vehicles to transport sampling equipment and containers for environmental media to various sampling points throughout the institution. This also includes conducting weekly, monthly, and quarterly environmental compliance programs inspections.

Program Implementation and Support

-Assists the Environmental Protection Manager in completing and managing budgetary documentation and administrative functions necessary to maintain financial accounts. -Coordinates the management and process flow of various waste streams. Assists in the review and monitoring of contract agreements. Regulates departmental records, service agreements and invoices.

-Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Applied or Basic Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Environmental Science or related field. Class A, B or C valid Texas driver's license depending on the type and weight of vehicle to be operated and number of passengers to be carried and eligible to drive State and institutional vehicles. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 152395

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 81,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 115,500

  • Science Jobs: No