This is an academic staff position in the Office of Business and Finance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls reporting to the Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance. This position serves as the policy maker and primary campus resource for the university in the areas of risk management, emergency planning, occupational health and safety, hazardous waste and environmental management, Continuity of Operations (COOP), and compliance. The position requires knowledge of environmental health and occupational safety rules, regulations, compliance issues, and practices as they pertain to a higher education environment. This position also requires a broad knowledge of risk management issues and a background assisting others with problem resolution. This position will require the ability to work well with others, respond to conflicting demands, deadlines and emergencies which include chemical and petroleum spills and the ability to recognize chemical hazards. The successful candidate should have expertise in a wide range of risk management and environmental health and safety disciplines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state environmental, health, and safety regulations (i.e. OSHA/WI Department of Commerce, EPA/Wisconsin DNR, etc.) and experience with Life Safety Codes.
High proficiency in oral and written communications.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Experience with development, implementation, and management of environmental, health, and safety procedures and policies.
Experience in conducting inspections/investigation, report writing, and ensuring hazard resolution.
Ability to develop and conduct training programs.
Ability to properly respond and resolve hazardous material spills.
Software experience and knowledge.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Occupational Health & Safety, Risk Management, Industrial Engineering or related field.
Master's degree in Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Engineering or related field.
Certification as an Industrial Hygienist, Safety Professional, or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).
Four years of related experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation
Optional: The option to submit online an unofficial transcript is available; however not required with application.
The online application requests the completion of one (1) supplemental question regarding experience.
Inquiries should be addressed to: Elizabeth Frueh Assistant Chancellor for Business and Finance email@example.com Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by July 17, 2020.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6213
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