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The Safety and Health Officer/Associate Safety Engineer

Apply now Department: 3670070010 Public Safety
Job no: 506466
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Health & Safety

About This Role:

The Safety and Health Officer supports uninterrupted research and learning in a safe and healthy environment by working to ensure compliance with regulations and policies, and by assessing potential hazards and developing recommendations for mitigation. The position is part of the Research Safety and Industrial Hygiene unit for the Kansas State University Environmental Health and Safety Department.

  • Performs personnel and area monitoring.
  • Assists with safety engineering controls inspections program for the University (e.g., fume hood, local exhaust systems).
  • Assists in conducting job hazard analyses in support of the Occupational Health program.
  • Performs Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessments.
  • Review/edit/write institutional safety documents to meet federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. This includes the annual review of assigned safety documents and identifying content that is missing or requires updating.
  • Develop and maintain electronic tools and databases used to perform and track material inventories and inspections. Manage database and write code where necessary.
  • Serves as a member of the EHS Hazardous Materials Emergency Response team.

Responsibilities support the safety of staff, faculty, students, and visitors at KSU campuses and satellite locations.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety exists to support uninterrupted research and learning within a safe and healthy environment. Services include environmental compliance, occupational and research safety, radiation safety, hazardous materials management and response, and fire safety.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.
To learn more visit:  http:/www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, industrial hygiene, safety engineering or related science or engineering discipline (e.g., toxicology, chemical engineering, biology, microbiology, environmental health, physics, health physics, physiology or closely related field). 
  • Three years of related experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in industrial hygiene or related field.
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety standards, codes, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of methods, procedures, and techniques used in collecting samples and assessing hazardous environments and applicable regulations.
  • Knowledge of toxicological effects of occupational hazards.
  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of a variety of monitoring and testing equipment.
  • Understand how to look up analytical and sampling methods.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data, test results, reports, and plans.
  • Demonstrates strong quantitative and analytical capability.
  • Strong computer skills, attention to detail, and record keeping skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or educational coursework in chemistry, toxicology or engineering principles.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills that can be used with people of various backgrounds, experience, and education levels.
  • Experience or aptitude in hazardous materials response.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with ethnic, cultural, and socially diverse population.
  • Experience and/or education that includes use of laboratory and/or analytical instrumentation.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 50 lbs.
  • Valid Driver’s license upon employment.
  • Ability to be medically cleared/approved to wear respiratory protection, including SCBA.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

January 18, 2019 and continues until filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$42,090 - $65,230 Annually


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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