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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 395A
Category: Protective Services

Class Series Concept

Performs technical aspects of environmental monitoring, surveying, and inspection of campus. Provides service support for chemical waste disposal, fire protection, biohazard, and industrial hygiene safety.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the entry level of the series. Performs routine work in hazardous chemical disposal, fire protection, general safety, and environmental sanitation.  

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of routine duties in assigned environmental health and safety activities; e.g., operating field instruments, testing equipment, and processing chemical waste at various campus locations.

Typical Work

Performs routine field inspection and completes appropriate inspection reports;  

Calibrates and operates protable field measuring instruments such as Geiger counter, mercury vapor detector, chlorine comparator, explosive gas detector, etc;  

Monitors field inventory of hazardous substances, equipment, and practices on a continuing basis;  

Demonstrates approved methods for proper application of fume hoods, respirators, chemical storage procedures, fire extinguishers, etc.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of college course work in science, mathematics, or engineering, 


Trade school graduation in a related field, 


Two years of apprentice work in technical trade.

Class Specification History

New class effective June 1, 2005; Environmental Control Technician 1 (replaces 4750 Environmental Control Technician I).