Environmental Health and Safety Specialist.10

(Two Positions Available)

Posting Date: 10/18/2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Non-Classified
FT/PT Status: Full-Time
Work Location: HSC-Safety Office
Work Hours: 8:15 – 4:45

The WVU Health Sciences Center Safety Office is seeking a motivated and organized Health and Safety Specialist with superior writing and communication skills. This position will uphold the Safety Office mission in daily matters with an emphasis on the implementation of comprehensive occupational health and safety programs for the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center Campus.

This includes but is not limited to: interpretation and implementation of applicable regulations and guidelines, program development and implementation, assessment of physical & environmental risks, review of facilities plans, review of research proposals, protocols and safety procedures, management of safety programs to include hazard assessments, job safety analysis, inspections, reporting, audits, assessments, monitoring and coordinating closely with HSC departments regarding safety and health issues.

Applicants should possess the following abilities and skills: effective oral and written communication; utility of computers and computer software; understanding and interpretation of federal, state, and local health and safety regulations; ability to use, interpret, and apply appropriate regulations to the WVU HSC environment; sufficient analytical skills, ability to complete assigned tasks frequently in limited time frames; ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations, ability to utilize and interpret sophisticated monitoring equipment and effectively work with all levels or personnel

This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other science. Master’s degree in one of the above majors preferred.

At least 4 years of experience working in an environment requiring compliance with environmental health and safety related regulations is needed, as well as directly related professional experience in fire and life safety, laboratory safety, chemical hygiene, hazardous materials, and occupational safety.  Research and laboratory experience is beneficial.

This position requires the following:

  • Background Check
  • Driver License
  • National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) ICS-100 and IS-700 certification required within one year. The incumbent must be equipped with the tools necessary to assist the local, state, and federal agencies during emergency response incidents on campus.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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