Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Health Safety Specialist I for the Department of Environmental Health & Safety. This position acts as the department's continual presence, liaison and provider of routine services to the University community. All services and activities are carried out and performed without adverse health effects to faculty, staff, students or public, in a manner that will protect the environment, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, accepted professional standards, in accordance with University policies and procedures, and in an open and sensitive manner so that University's resources are conserved and future liability is limited.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists or has program responsible for the development, implementation and auditing of environmental, health and safety programs.
Continually inspects for and assesses environmental, health and safety (EH&S) hazards
Responsible for one-on-one communication of University policies and procedures.
Responds to emergencies and requests for hazard assessments and investigations
May advise and assist junior Health Safety Specialist in providing technical services on their campus.
Carries out educational programs in EHS and risk management.
Brings to the attention of the Director/Associate Director circumstances that could develop into wide spread internal/external risk.
Develops and/or assist in the development, implementation, auditing of environmental, health and safety programs.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree preferably in Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, or Hazardous Waste Management.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience and familiarity with the resources that are available to help make sound technical judgement for the resolution of a broad spectrum of issues in the EH&S field.
In depth knowledge of regulations and professional practice.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Master's Degree or completion of a graduate level program in Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Engineering, or Hazardous Waste Management.
Ability, experience, judgement and maturity to carry out all departmental responsibilities with limited supervision and to interact effectively with University community.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
Excellent time management skills to routinely address multiple issues and activities.
Active membership and participation in an EH&S professional society.
Position requires the person to be able to use a PC, Word, Excel, PPT and other EH&S software programs and databases.
Must have knowledge of the operation and functions of various sampling equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and wear a respirator.
Ability to safely operate a university vehicle.
Pass a physical examination
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 21ST1062
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 131224
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.