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Safety Specialist I

Job Description

TITLE: Safety Specialist I

JOB CODE: 6619



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: To provide technical skills in the operation and support of environmental health and safety programs in compliance with regulatory agency guidelines and institutional policies. Responsible for monitoring policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs basic inspections of properties and operations to evaluate health and safety issues. Assists faculty and staff regarding the interpretation and implementation of health and safety regulations, policies and procedures. Responds to reports of potentially unsafe conditions such as smoke, fire, spills, odors, and/or exposure, risk and/or contamination. Surveys campus departments, shops, and laboratories for compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local hazardous materials regulations. Maintains documents, manifests, and computer tracking system for the University's hazardous waste disposal program Prepares reports of observations and findings. Conducts safety-training classes for institutional employees and students, as required. Maintains current knowledge of policies, guidelines and regulations from governmental agencies. Performs related duties as required. Attends seminars and workshops to learn the current safety techniques and standards. Assists in the development of standard operating procedures and other written guidelines.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Direct supervision from Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Direct supervision of Safety Technicians.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in engineering, a natural science, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or a related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: No experience required with a Bachelor's degree. Two years experience required with an Associate's Degree in Occupational Health. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Accuracy in all phases of work performed. More than average exposure to hazardous material or equipment. Considerable walking. standing, squatting, stooping, and moving of heavy materials and equipment. Must wear respiratory/personal protective equipment (PPE) while performing duties. May occasionally work evening, weekend, or holiday hours. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.