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Health/Safety Specialist

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Occupational and Environmental Safety

Posting Number: req8315

Department: Risk Management and Safety

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Risk Management Services Department is looking for an experienced Health and Safety Specialist (Environmental Health and Safety Professional II) with knowledge of Industrial Hygiene sampling and Occupational Safety Standards. This position promotes a safe University environment to learn, work, and visit. The ideal candidate will be involved in developing, implementing, and monitoring the health and safety programs that protect the environment, provide safe and healthy conditions at the institution, and comply with laws and regulations. This includes providing oversight and management of such programs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with federal, provincial, and municipal regulations and University policy and guidelines.
  • Investigate incidents and near misses for root cause and suggests corrective actions and preventive measures in a wide variety of campus situations.
  • Conduct investigations at facilities to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations and procedures in all areas of Occupational Safety.
  • Operate and maintain specialized equipment used to monitor and detect various chemical and physical hazards such as noise, gasses, chemicals, and biological matter.
  • Communicate with a wide variety of university customers regarding a wide range of safety-related matters.
  • Address ergonomic issues and situations with all staff and faculty.
  • Ensures that appropriate records are maintained as required by applicable state and/or federal regulations.
  • Conduct in person training classes and may help to or individually design on-line, virtual or blended training classes on a wide variety of safety and environmental subjects.
  • Act as liaison between the University and government agencies that regulate the use and/or disposal of hazardous materials or oversee occupational safety standards.
  • Serve as a member of the campus emergency response team and take part in drills and actual emergencies.
  • Promotes worker, student and visitor health and safety at the University of Arizona.
  • Interact frequently with FM and Residence Life, both of whom have a fair number of employees who primarily speak Spanish or speak Spanish as their first language.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    advanced learning attained through professional level experience in
    Occupational Safety and/or Industrial Hygiene required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work
    experience in Occupational Safety and/or Industrial Hygiene required.
  • Ability to drive according to the UniversityFleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with principles, theories, and concepts of Occupational Health and Safety including Industrial Hygiene practices.
  • Authorized OSHA 10 and 30 Trainer in either General Industry or Construction Industry.
  • Hold OSHA Certificate of Safety and Health Official or Specialist in Safety and Health.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Protection and Safety

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $48,786 - $50,000 DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Environmental Health & Safety

Job Function

Protection & Safety

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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