SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY Specialist IV - Environmental Health Science Labs in HUNTSVILLE, Texas

Department - Risk Management Open Until Filled Yes Educational and Experience Requirement Bachelor s degree in chemistry, biology, chemical or industrial hygiene, environmental health and safety, or related fields. Two (2) years of related experience in chemical safety, radiation safety, environmental safety, industrial hygiene, or a related field required. Certification in comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene is preferred; experience related to the development and management of chemical safety programs may be considered in lieu of the advanced certification preferred. Radiation and Chemical Hygiene Safety Officer Certifications preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered. Nature & Purpose of Position Responsible for the laboratory safety, hazardous material and waste control programs for the University. Assists with spill prevention and emergency response. Develops and maintains the chemical hygiene plans and the promotion of a safe environment for the campus community to include training. Primary Responsibilities Oversees general administration of the environmental, health, and safety programs and activities on campus. Plans, implements, and administers training programs for environmental, health, and safety procedures. Develops, coordinates, and supervises activities relating to assigned phases of emergency planning to include fire drills, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes, and the general safety awareness of the campus community. Implements, coordinates, and makes surveys of safety problems affecting buildings, equipment, operations, and materials. Prepares written reports of safety concerns and unsafe conditions to include recommendations for corrective action. Prepares various reports involved in maintaining control and the orderly system of inspection of fire safety standards, codes and regulations. Meets with department heads to advise them concerning corrective action that may be taken in situations, which may not meet safety standards and regulations. Investigates on-the-job accidents to determine possible causes and recommends preventive measures deemed after appropriate and careful review. Coordinates and makes follow-up reviews of safety inspections with the State Office of Risk Management and the Texas State Fire Marshal s office. Reviews adherence to performance and safety standards in the areas of high risks accidents or safety hazards. Advises university officials on required state and federal safety standards and regulations and coordinates compliance. Acts as liaison with area fire and safety officials. Performs other related duties as assigned. Other Specifications Makes required contacts with other University departments, faculty, staff, and students. Serves on various related committees and works with state and local agencies to include the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the State Office of Risk Management, the Texas State Fire Marshal and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. During investigations and inspections, may be exposed to chemicals, bio-hazards, cleaning solutions, asbestos, and mold. During emergencies, operational failures, and peak use periods, employee may be called in when off shift to work an extended shift. Special procedures sometimes require extended hours. Knowledge of Federal, state, local, and institutional requirements related to the safe use and control of chemical agents, fire safety codes, and life safety codes. Supervisory and management skills preferred. Must have verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently. Ability to use a computer and various software. Ability to interpret scientific/technical terminology. Ability to use a calculator and perform calculations. Ability to recognize unsafe conditions and practices related to the use of hazardous materials. Alertness and careful attention is requi