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Iowa State University Occupational Safety Specialist II in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Occupational Safety Specialist II

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Occupational Safety/Health, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Emergency Management, Public Administration/Public Health, or related field. Professional certifications such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).Demonstrated experience in occupational safety and health programs for a large facility with makerspace environments, ranging from a textiles laboratory to wood & metal fabrication to a glassblowing studio to engineering competition teams.Technical training covering OSHA, EPA, NFPA or related workplace regulations, guidelines and standards. Experience developing and administering safety training. Experience with spreadsheets and relational databases. Experience working at a college, university or research institution.Demonstrated experience applying safety programs for the workplace.

Job Description:

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is seeking candidates for a full-time position assigned to work within the Iowa State University Student Innovation Center (SICTR), with responsibility for implementation of university occupational safety and health programs in the facility. This will be accomplished through interactions with ISU students, faculty and staff; administration of safe facility use practices, implementing evidence-based and engaging training programs; and managing inspection data and safety surveys. This position will include direct interaction with the various facility makerspaces, fabrication studios, and other occupied spaces within the Student Innovation Center. The position will be responsible for establishing facility use safety guidelines that will include the development and administration of a flexible use/access control plan and define training competency requirements for makerspace use. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and administer facility-specific safety training, emergency preparedness mechanisms, and perform facility safety inspections, hazard assessments, accident investigations and regulatory compliance audits. This position will use monitoring and analytical data to identify extent of workplace exposures, recommend engineering and work practice controls to minimize and/or eliminate potential safety and health hazards, and periodically evaluate user compliance with university and facility safety policies. Provide assistance with occupational safety aspects of facility operation and maintenance, including testing of building safety system function (i.e., alarms systems, guards, access control, PPE, etc.). The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of clients. Outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail will be essential for success. The candidate will also possess the ability to routinely use personal computers along with a variety of software to maintain hazardous materials information and related reports.

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS808

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: April 29, 2021

Posting Close Date:May 20, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R4818

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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