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Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
Occupational and Environmental Safety
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

Job Title
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

Texas A&M International University

Environmental Health & Safety

Proposed Minimum Salary
$17.55 hourly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II, under general supervision, provides specialized knowledge in the operation and support of assigned area within an environmental safety program. Prepares reports for distribution outside of department, to include those to the State. Acts independently ensuring work complies with program procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs inspections and investigations of environmental health and safety-related matters; may require operating a University vehicle to complete duties.
  • Develops and implements safety education and awareness programs.
  • Provides advice and technical guidance, including corrective action.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports pertaining to assigned duties.
  • Responds with other EHS personnel to emergencies and assists emergency responders as needed.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Manage the University's fire and life safety programs and equipment including (AEDs, Fire extinguishers, fire alarm and suppression equipment, etc.).
  • Conduct periodic audits of campus facilities to ensure compliance with Life Safety Code, and other regulatory standards.
  • Ensure safety equipment is deployed, operable, and requisite inspections are performed.
  • Maintain compliance with fire and life safety standards and regulations
  • Support University Fleet Program.
  • Conduct departmental safety training as needed.
  • Generate reports, correspondence, and other documents as needed.
Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Associate degree in (Occupational Health & Safety or related profession) applicable field.
  • Experience - Four years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • NIMS/ICS (e.g., 100, 200, 300, etc.)
  • OSHA 10/30-hour General Industry/Construction
  • NFPA (e.g., 1, 101, etc.)
Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Knowledge and Abilities
  • Familiarization with Occupational Health and Safety, Fire and Life, and other safety standards or code(s).
  • Familiarization with Emergency Management, National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Familiarization with building automation system (BAS).Awareness of higher education institutional culture and its general functions.
  • Able to communicate and work effectively with third-party contractors, vendors, and community partners.
  • Comfort with public speaking.
  • Able to function independently and as a team.
  • Familiarity with reading building floor plans.
Licensing / Professional Certification - None

Physical Requirements - None
  • Work may require lifting, carrying, stacking, pushing, and/or pulling items, equipment, and/or materials, working in inclement weather or unfavorable conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others

This position generally does not supervise employees.

Other Requirements
  • Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.
  • Work outside a normal working day may be required (i.e., early morning and/or late night).
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Position requires on campus, face-to-face interactions.
  • Position requires maintaining a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace.
First review of applications will be September 22, 2022

Salary: $17.55/hourly

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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