We‰??re really trying to identify candidates in the next week or two so we must get the word out now!
John Palmer, Acting CHO, SFSU - EHS
jgpalmer**At_Symbol_Here**sfsu.edu / 858-967-9124 cell
SFSU CHO/Academic-Research Safety position.
San Francisco State University (SFSU) is actively recruiting for a strong candidate as our "Academic & Research Safety Manager and Chemical Hygiene Officer". Note: Although the online job-announcement still lists $100-110K as the anticipated hiring range - the University will consider expanding it "up to" as much as $120K+ based on relevant experience, especially where a candidate's background includes an extensive "academic/university" EHS history. SFSU also offers a robust benefits package.
Familiarity with university biosafety, radiation safety, and of course chemical safety programs is a given. Our ultimate goal is to build a model program which promotes an active and growing "Safety-Culture" at our institution. We want to help our customers ‰??Make Safety Happen‰??.
If you are the ideal candidate and would be comfortable communicating and working with faculty and senior academic leadership "please visit" our SFSU job listings page and post your application as soon as possible. We look forward to adding your name to our growing EHS department and having you as a valued colleague.
Contact Marc Majewski (SFSU EHS-Director, majewski**At_Symbol_Here**sfsu.edu) or John Palmer (Interim SFSU-CHO, jgpalmer**At_Symbol_Here**sfsu.edu) with questions.
Staff/Management Opportunities (Job Seeker/External Applicant)
Job Title: Academic & Research Safety Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer (Administrator II) Environmental Health and Safety
Job ID: 5332
Posting Date: 12/12/14
Under the general direction of the EHS Director the Academic & Research Safety Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer (ARSM-CHO) is responsible for developing, implementing and administering occupational health and safety programs for San Francisco State University.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- developing an overall University chemical hygiene plan
- assisting/facilitating SFSU colleges and departments in the development and implementation of their local chemical hygiene plans
- reviewing and approving appropriate laboratory safety plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for higher hazard campus laboratories and academic facilities
- guiding the University's chemical and hazardous material purchasing and acquisition program
- providing technical and regulatory assistance with occupational health, safety and chemical/industrial hygiene issues
- creating and implementing technically relevant training & education programs that meet regulatory requirements and amplify EHS's support mission across the continuum of the SFSU community
- developing and administering a comprehensive hazardous materials compliance and audit program
- performing accident investigations, employee exposure assessments, and conducting industrial hygiene monitoring
- Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene or closely related field - Master's or Doctorate Degree preferred
- Significant experience working for a university or large public or non-profit entity/institution with a wide variety of complex, potential hazards and exposures
- Real-world laboratory skills in a high-level academic research & teaching environment
- Knowledgeable and familiar with chemical safety and industrial hygiene practices [certification as an Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is preferred]
- Minimum six (6) years of demonstrated, progressive and related professional work experience
- Demonstrated and practical knowledge about Radiation Safety, Biological Safety, and Laser Safety programs in a high-level academic environment (service as a Radiation Safety/RSO, Biosafety/BSO, and/or Laser Safety Officer/LSO preferred)
- Practical working knowledge of chemical detection and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment and occupational/environmental health sampling and monitoring techniques
- Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures associated with chemical and industrial hygiene, and laboratory and environmental safety
- Demonstrated, progressive experience working with electronic databases, data management software and records management software and preparing and reviewing technical reports
- Familiarity with chemical inventory and laboratory audit management software systems
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience performing risk assessments and communicating risks to employees, managers, supervisors, department heads and university leaders, and the public
- Demonstrated effective performance and oversight of safety & compliance audits, inspections and reviews
- Thorough knowledge of the equipment and procedures used in science and other course-related laboratories and facilities [examples: fine arts, health care, anthropology/museum studies, medical]
- Facile knowledge about facilities/maintenance chemicals and associated chemical hygiene practices
- Superb, demonstrated administrative, supervisory, teaching and informal advising/coaching skills.
- Demonstrated, effective ability to communicate, collaborate and lead across organizational lines in a fast-paced, multi-tasking academic and research environment
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