Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Associate Director of Compliance, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the managing and delivering safety and compliance related services. S/he assists with environmental compliance, occupational safety and fire safety programs. The Compliance Officer promotes a safe and healthful work and learning environment in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.
The Compliance Office will conduct safety observations and work area inspections to identify potential regulatory and worker safety issues; report on findings, corrective actions taken/planned and carefully document corrections. Review safety data sheets and advise supervisors on appropriate personal protective equipment. Use industrial hygiene equipment to conduct indoor environmental quality assessments.
Perform duties as related to Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Director as required by Title 3-RCNY Chapter 4, Emergency Planning and Preparedness. Perform safety inspections throughout Manhattanville buildings and/or in construction/renovation areas. Ability to respond to after-hours incidents and emergencies and interface with FDNY or other first responders. Capable of ensuring proper documentation and management of all related logs and reports.
Develop various safety and compliance training presentations. Provide training to Facilities personnel including union staff and officers. Interpret regulations and advise Facilities on requirements and best practices.
Coordinate hazardous waste removal with Columbia University contractors. Respond to chemical spills or emergency incidents.
Assists with the development, review and maintenance of documents and records related to the University's regulatory and compliance programs. Attend and contribute to periodic safety and compliance workgroups to achieve greater University-wide safety and compliance.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or a related field. Minimum of 4-6 years of related experience in environmental compliance and safety required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must possess or have the ability to obtain necessary certifications as required by federal, state and local laws. This includes appropriate Certificates of Fitness for NYC facilities. Must have or be immediately eligible to obtain the Certificate of Fitness as a Fire Safety/EAP Director. Must pass the Fire Safety Director on-site test, within a 90 day period, at a location to be determined by Facilities Operations. Understanding of general vivarium and laboratory rules and restrictions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write clearly and communicate complex topics effectively. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects. Solid analytical and problem-solving ability. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience developing and providing safety training. Position is considered "essential personnel" and is required to provide support and other duties, as required, during and outside of normal working hours for scheduled and unscheduled events such as institutional closures or emergencies. Preferred Qualifications: 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER; 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety Training; Experience using industrial hygiene or environmental monitoring equipment; Certification such as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienists, Professional Engineer, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager; Certificate of Fitness (F-58/F59).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_173108
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