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Safety Specialist III

Job Description

TITLE: Safety Specialist III

JOB CODE: 6617



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 11

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 38,892.00
midpoint 50,562.00
maximum 62,232.00

PURPOSE: To provide professional knowledge in the operation and support of safety programs in compliance with regulatory agencies, national guidelines, and institutional policies. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinates and oversees inspections and monitoring to evaluate health and safety issues. Evaluates and interprets results to advise management regarding necessary corrective actions. Consults directly with faculty, committee members, contractors, and regulatory agencies to interpret and to ensure compliance with safety regulations and institutional policies and procedures. Provides expertise for highly specialized problems such as facility design, handling procedures for extremely hazardous materials, waste disposal, life safety codes, and occupational exposure issues. Develops and conducts educational programs relating to safety issues, as required. Maintains current knowledge of policies, guidelines and regulations from governmental agencies. Performs other Environmental Health and Safety duties as required. Attends seminars and workshops to maintain knowledge of current safety techniques and standards. Develops standard operating procedures and other written guidelines. May occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holiday hours.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Environmental Safety Officer and on occasion Director of Safety. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise Safety Specialist I's and II's and Safety Technicians.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in applied or basic science, industrial hygiene, environmental science, engineering or related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years of experience in related field. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Able to understand the function and use of equipment to inspect, test, monitor or measure safe environmental levels. Knowledge and use of personal computer. Potential exposure to hazardous conditions and/or materials. Must be capable of performing duties while wearing respiratory protection. May involve strenuous activity such as walking, lifting and moving of material. 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.