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Temporary Asbestos/Lead Specialist

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Boulder, Colorado





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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Temporary Asbestos/Lead Specialist! The responsibilities will be to independently conduct building audits and surveys of university facilities and equipment to determine the location of regulated building materials (e.g., asbestos and lead) and assist with and supervise abatement activities.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides comprehensive safety oversight, training, compliance assurance and hazardous material management/disposal services to all campus operations (research, general fund operations, auxiliary operations, events, etc.). We coordinate with University Risk Management regarding campus safety liabilities/risks and develop programs to proactively address issues; develop and implement occupational safety programs that work to reduce risk management liabilities and claims, and coordinate responses to critical campus incidents and ensure appropriate hazard mitigation and remediation for hazardous materials incidents in full compliance with applicable state, federal, and/or local regulations. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Bulk sample collection and submission of samples to approved laboratories for analysis.
  • Logging bulk samples into a University managed database.
  • Using a portable X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) instrument to identify lead containing coatings in commercial and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated facilities.
  • Visual inspections and collection of air samples in compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Regulation 8 abatement clearance criteria.
  • Maximum Allowable Asbestos Limit(MAAL) monitoring.
  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) monitoring.
  • Verbal and written recommendations for accurate asbestos and lead based paint operations on campus to staff and contractors within guidelines from the Asbestos Coordinator. Asbestos and Lead operations include abatement, construction, renovation, and demolition projects as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) activities conducted by UCB staff on campus.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintaining EH&S industrial hygiene equipment, environmental monitoring supplies, meters, emergency response equipment, etc., so that they are charged, calibrated, and ready for use at all times.
  • Assist with emergency responses to potential asbestos releases on campus during work hours, ensuring mitigation actions are conducted in full compliance with applicable campus standards, policies, and industrial hygiene guidance/recommendations, to ensure safety for campus faculty, staff and students.
  • Keeping current with all State, EPA, and campus certifications and trainings.

What You Should Know

This is a temporary, full-time position anticipated to last 12 months. 

What We Can Offer

The hourly pay range for this position is $25.48 - $34.00 per hour. 


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

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What We Require

  • Must have a valid U.S. Driver’s License.
  • Candidate must be a CDPHE certified Asbestos Building Inspector, Air Monitoring Specialist, and Lead Based Paint Inspector.
  • Five years qualifying experience preforming asbestos inspections/surveys and collecting air samples as a CDPHE certified Air Monitoring Specialist.

What You Will Need

  • Candidate must be capable of successfully interacting with a broad spectrum of personnel with varying backgrounds, belief systems and job duties.
  • This job requires a person with excellent communication skills who can act appropriately to diffuse potentially tense situations. Employee will work closely with EH&S, Facilities Management, and other campus personnel, and as such collaboration as a member of a team is essential.
  • Provides timely and friendly service to internal and external customers.
  • Helps identify customer needs through courteous questioning and a candid desire to be helpful.
  • Follows up with customers, as appropriate, to ensure happiness.
  • Considers and recommends alternatives to customers as appropriate.
  • Is effective with telephone contacts as well as with in-person interactions.
  • Attentively listens to others.
  • Provides and encourages the expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
  • Engages in candid and constructive dialogue on difficult topics.
  • Is respectful of and values the outstanding backgrounds and perspectives and is conscientious of the communication skills of others.
  • Speaks in a courteous manner that will be understood.
  • Communicates to ensure others are well-advised and current.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Additional asbestos and/or lead certifications through CDPHE (i.e, Project Designer, Management Planner, etc.).
  • Designation as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited college or University in industrial hygiene, chemistry, biology, environmental science, or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 11, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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