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University Safety Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Internal Audit

Requested Start Date:

January 3, 2018

Pay Range:


Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends as required

Job Summary:

The University Safety Manager serves as the Safety Officer for the Jacksonville State University (JSU) and plans, develops, implements, administers, directs, evaluates and maintains programs in areas of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, hazardous waste, and environmental protection necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protect JSU against loses.

Essential Functions:

  •   Develops and implements fire safety, occupational safety, environmental safety, industrial hygiene, laboratory and biological safety compliance programs. Safety compliance programs include, but are not limited to, lock out/tag out, fall protection, powered industrial truck operations, aerial lift operations, personal protective equipment, fall protection, lifting/back safety, hazard communication, blood borne pathogens, respiratory protection, indoor air quality, hearing protection, and building ventilation. 
  •   Develops and coordinates appropriate training programs in all curricula (including, but not limited to fire safety, environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, laboratory and biological safety) that meet regulatory requirements for students, faculty and staff.
  •   Executes reviews, inspections and audits of fire safety, occupational safety, environmental safety, industrial hygiene, laboratory and biological safety, document findings and report opportunities to further advance a healthy and safe environment at Jacksonville State University. 
  •   Chairs the Jacksonville State University Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Safety and Environmental Health Sub-Committee.
  •   Maintains, tracks and records the following activities at Jacksonville State University:

- Safety training for students, staff and faculty.

- Chemical inventories for academic units at Jacksonville State University.

- Chemical Hygiene Plans for academic units with a frequency indicated by federal guidelines.

  •   Serves as the primary representative for Jacksonville State University with local, state and federal regulatory agencies during external compliance inspections.
  •   Ensures Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available as defined by federal guidelines and chemicals and other hazardous materials are stored and disposed of properly.
  •   Prepares documentation on health, safety, and security of laboratories and studios for reports and applications for accrediting agencies such as the American Chemical Society, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Theatre, and others in Academic Affairs.
  •   Develops and maintains a process for reporting incidents, safety concerns, hazard complaints, injuries, near misses and non-compliance violations for annual reporting and identifies areas of high injury, accidents and/or non-compliance and develop safety remediation programs.
  •   Attends professional development meetings and/or educational opportunities to maintain training on contemporary topics in laboratory and biological safety, industrial hygiene, environmental safety and occupational safety.
  •   Other related duties as assigned. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, occupational health, industrial management, construction management or a related field
  • At least three years of applicable experience
  • 40 Hour Hazwopper OSHA certification within 90 days of employment
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications: •  

  • Master's degree in engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, occupational health, industrial management, construction management or a related field
  • Professional certification or eligibility (e.g., CHMM, CIH, CSP)
  • at least two (2) years’ experience at an institution of higher education
  • experience maintaining a chemical inventory using Environmental Management System (EMS) software
  • in-depth knowledge of and skill in training staff and student lab assistants in EPA and OSHA best practices
  • experience conducting safety inspections and identifying and resolving violations

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Additional Information: None

Supplemental Questions: None

Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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