Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Radford University Radford University 182 reviews

Position Number

C00028

Posting Number

C00278P

Type of Recruitment

General Public

Pay Band

4

Is this position restricted?

No

Work Location

Radford

Division

Finance & Administration-20

College/Unit

Planning & Construction-2035

Department

Environmental Health & Safety-20352

Hours Per Week

40

Months Per Year

12

Academic or Calendar Year

Calendar Year

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

If part time, enter Percent Time

Normal Work Schedule

M-F 8am-5pm

Physical Demands

Contact Name for Applicant

Avraham Boruchowitz

Contact Phone for Applicant

(540) 831-7786

Education/experience

Bachelor’s degree and experience in Environmental, Health and Safety compliance or equivalent training, education, licensure/certification and field experience will be considered.

Job Summary

The Environmental Health and Safety Specialist supports the department to reach compliance with a variety of regulations as it relates to the safety of the University environment. The role will implement EHS programs and promote compliance practices to achieve program excellence in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. The EHS Specialist will assist in managing the university’s comprehensive safety plan and provide support with periodic program and plan updates. The Specialist will demonstrate knowledge of and provide assistance and support during the development and review of departmental safety programs as well as ensure necessary inspection and audit activities are completed as required. The EHS Specialist will act as a representative of Environmental Health and Safety in interactions with the campus community. The Specialist will also work with the Lab Safety Officer for all the required inspection processes for chemical storage, safety showers, eye washes, and fume hoods and ensure proper record-keeping. The EHS Specialist will also provide assistance with management of regulated and hazardous materials and waste, its storage and response to spills. The Specialist will compile data and conduct initial investigations for incidents, injuries, and general complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place. The EHS Specialist will identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, radiological) that could be present in the work area and recommend improvements to minimize hazard potential. There will also be responsibility for records management, auditing and reporting as required by federal, state, local regulations and university policies. Working with a diverse group of constituents, the work encompasses preparation and conduct of occupational safety programs including in-class and online training.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of Occupational Safety Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Working knowledge and understanding of chemicals, hazardous waste streams and associated hazards. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to draft, edit, and produce a variety of documents such as training manuals and compliance reports. Experience in applying safety principles. Experience with computers, specifically with Microsoft Office programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given for prior experience in the Environmental Health and Safety field. Preference given for certification as an Associate Safety Professional ( ASP ), Certified Safety Professional ( CSP ), Certified Hazardous Material Manager ( CHMM ), Certified Industrial Hygienist ( CIH ), or other field related certifications. Progressive experience in Environmental Health and Safety in an academic setting. Experience in developing and/or conducting training programs. Knowledge of Chemical Hygiene and Laboratory Safety Standards. Demonstrated experience in occupational and construction safety.

Hiring Range

$34,000 – $44,000

Posting Date

02/05/2021

Application Review Date

02/26/2021

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include three professional references under attachment 1 in the required documents.

Employment Conditions

Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency call-in

Statement of Economic Interest is required

Alternate work schedule

N/A

Required Licenses

Must have valid driver's license

Describe other job related licenses and/or certifications

N/A

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation in the application process please contact the hiring department.

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