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Environmental, Health, and Safety Technician

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Facilities & Operations
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

The Environmental, Health, and Safety Technician (EH&S Tech) is an entry-level position in the Student Affairs Facilities and Operations department. This position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental Quality. This position is primarily responsible for pest control, fire and life safety, and industrial hygiene for on-campus residence halls, dining venues, and offices. The primary responsibilities of this position include sampling of asbestos and lead, inspecting fire extinguishers, exit lights, emergency lights, conducting building walkthroughs for fire code violations, conducting mold surveys and remediation, and performing pest control inspections and treatment. The position combines on-the job experience as well as a three-year training program where the successful candidate will become a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, licensed asbestos inspector, and licensed lead inspector/risk assessor. For the first three years of this program, the position is considered restricted meaning that job performance and training milestones must be met to continue. Upon successfully completing the training program, the employee will be changed from restricted to a regular staff position. Annual salary adjustments for the first three years are based on successful progress. Candidates for the position should desire to engage and complete the required training program and seek to achieve certification/licensure as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Asbestos Inspector, and Mold Remediation Specialist.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to take classes online and complete specified course work, independently and on schedule.
Ability to successfully complete training program and receive certifications.
Must maintain and meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program Agreement.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience and license for pest control.
Previous commercial carpet and flooring care.
Previous experience responding to emergency maintenance situations.
Previous experience with fire safety and inspections.
Previous experience with mold, asbestos, and lead inspections or remediation.

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Salary Information

Salary starting at $36,000. Will increase with completion of training levels.

Review Date

April 25, 2023

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sarah Schuster at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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