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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24061 Document ID: A7053-0LXM Posted on: 04/01/2013 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
 

Off Site Safety Coordinator

Working Title: Off Site Safety Coordinator

Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Role Title: Professional Faculty

Posting Number: 0122445

About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 30 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

This position will conduct work tasks at the direction of the supervisor including collecting/processing hazardous regulated waste, assisting [ARECs, Off-Campus Institutes, Centers] implementation of required EHS programs, preparing regulatory reports. Work with faculty & staff to implement and maintain established occupational safety programs including Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection, Waste management, report preparation, training and consultation. Assist other groups within EHS to implement EHS programs. These programs include Laboratory Safety, Biological Safety, Fire Protection, Radiation Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Protection and medical surveillance.

Serve as the Regulatory and Safety Committees Liaison.

Manage, coordinate and/or provide required environmental and occupational training. Inspect regularly laboratories and academic areas in accordance to their risk groups. Collect, process, consolidate and track hazardous waste and regulated medical waste generated during academic/research laboratory operations. Investigate and respond to incidents occurring in or around these facilities pertaining to student/employee/visitor injuries, hazardous materials spills, fires, explosion, etc.

Required Qualifications:

- Advanced degree in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, public health, environmental sciences or related science or education, training and relevant experience in safety, engineering, industrial hygiene, chemistry, environmental science equivalent to an advanced degree.

- Several years of progressive Environmental, Health & Safety experience in the laboratory or research environment.

- Basic knowledge and practical experience in implementing occupational safety and environmental management programs in the laboratory and/or facilities environment; and an understanding of OSHA/EPA/NRC regulations, policies and guidance.

- Must be able to travel approximately 40% of the time.

- Must obtain security risk assessment (SRA) approval from Department of Justice for access to select agent labs within 3 months of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification -CIH, CSP, CHMM.

Familiarity with University and Research Environment.

Master’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, public health, environmental sciences, or related science.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below

Must have a conviction check:

Describe Other:

- Must be able to perform job duties beyond normal work schedule, as needed.

- Must obtain security risk assessment (SRA) approval from Department of Justice for access to select agent labs within 3 months of hire date.

- Entrance into EHS occupational health program

- Eligible for alternate work schedule

Employment Comments:

How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #0122445. Include with the faculty application a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. For further information, please contact Ms.Robertine Farley, 540/231-3600 or e-mail rfarley@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year

Percent Employment: Full-time

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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

Location: Other - Virginia

Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke and Statewide

Work Schedule: M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Job Posting Date: 10/08/2012

Review Begin Date: 10/29/2012

Job Close Date:

Restricted to university employees only? No

Diversity Statement:

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/26389

 
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