Req Nbr: 26931
Job Title: Specialist II/III, Safety & Health
Department/Organization: Risk Management & Safety
Salary Grade: 32
Salary Range: $35,000-$75,100
Under the direction of the Manager of Safety & Health, the Safety & Health Specialist conducts activities to advance the health and safety programs and objectives of the university community and promote university-wide compliance with local, State, and Federal codes and regulations. Such activities may be related, but not limited to general safety and health, animal program safety, industrial hygiene, and fire and life safety. Position Summary Assists in the development and implementation of Safety & Health program including project management, oversight of contractors, regulatory reporting and budget management. Works with stakeholders to proactively enact health and safety programs to address the needs of the university; facilitate safety & health training and materials for faculty, staff and students; conduct / lead inspections of university operations; and conduct, lead or assist professional contractors with industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, ergonomics, and accident prevention programs. Follows strategic direction from management for the improvement of the Safety & Health program and works collaboratively with other departmental functional areas and university operations to attain goals. May advise AU faculty and staff regarding safety, health, fire and life safety issues relevant to their work. Provides input to the university’s Authority Having Jurisdiction on code and regulatory compliance issues. Assists in monitoring, corrective and preventative action programs relative to safety, health, fire and life safety to evaluate conformance with federal, state, local and/or University requirements and/or policies and procedures relating to compliance and program management. Works with staff and contractors for the testing and certification of university fire and life safety systems and equipment, assists with construction project design plan reviews for fire and life safety code compliance and assists with fire investigations, analysis and reporting. Assists with fire drills and the creation of emergency evacuation plans.
*Closing Date has been modified* Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Science, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, or relevant discipline appropriate to the position, plus (2) two years’ experience in health and safety regulatory compliance program planning and enforcement. Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and safety and health programs is required. Must have strong organizational, analytical and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people. Employer will consider advanced degrees in lieu of experience. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references. Only complete applications will be considered. A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Demonstrated experience of delivering effective results within a proactive safety, health, fire and life safety program in academic and/or research institutions. Progressively advancing responsibilities within safety and health functions. Experience working in higher education with a focus on training and education to perform the essential functions of the position. Be able to demonstrate effective project management skills and speak about effective experiences. Be able to communicate effectively and in multiple formats (spoken and written) to a diverse audience in a clear and succinct manner.
Job Class Code
Administrative Grade 29-33
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