Coordinator (1-3 positions)

Tennessee Technological University
March 18, 2023
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Offerd Salary:Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 643040

Working Title Coordinator (1-3 positions) Job Title Coordinator Job Type Full-Time Department Environmental Health & Safety Job Purpose

This position ensures that operational activities are in compliance with federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations designed to protect students, faculty, staff, and visitors from physical and environmental hazards. Through risk management techniques (i.e. aversion to fines and lawsuits), this position seeks to allow for the more efficient use of institutional resources which enhances the institutions academic experience and competitiveness.

Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Essential Functions

In conjunction with other staff, develop, implement, coordinate, update and audit a wide range of environmental health and safety programs, policies and procedures, including general occupational and laboratory safety, hazardous materials, hazardous waste management and disposal, industrial hygiene, chemical safety, biological safety, radiological safety and emergency management. Perform Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and emergency preparedness audits, inspections and drills. Perform safety and environmental compliance inspections of university laboratories and work areas, follow-up activities and assure correction of deficiencies. Perform ongoing development, maintenance and training of a campus emergency management program and performance of emergency management drills. Assist with, or lead as assigned, fire safety, lab and chemical safety, hazardous waste disposal, construction and maintenance safety, building safety, emergency planning and response, fire drills and fire alarm response. Monitor program effectiveness; recommend changes required for program improvement. Develop and present training for students, faculty and staff. Monitor and communicate regulatory requirements impacting institutional operations, goals and objectives. Interface with administrators, faculty, staff, students, contractors, and external agencies to promote compliance with policies, laws, regulations and standards. Other duties and functions as assigned by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public health, engineering, physical or life science, emergency management or related field and two years of related experience OR an associate's degree in related and four years of related experience. Related experience is emergency management, occupational safety, lab safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials/waste, environmental and safety compliance auditing, and/or risk management programs. HAZWOPER certification or ability to obtain HAZWOPER certification within one year. Ability to enter confined spaces.

Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection. Ability to work with and around chemical, biological and radiological materials. Ability to work in construction and renovation areas or areas with wide temperature ranges. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Knowledge of and experience with laws, regulations, and standards applicable to position. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and regulatory agencies; effective communication skills; computer skills to include operation and utilization of various software programs such as MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional certification in a related field, e.g. Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), OSHA 30 hr., etc. Four years' experience managing hazardous waste, occupational safety, environmental and safety compliance auditing, and/ or risk management programs. Previous experience managing environmental health and safety programs in a higher education institution.

Work Hours

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Administrative Pay Grade AD45.

Benefits Information

The University offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details

Posting Date 02/01/2023

Screening Date 02/15/2023 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter addressing how the applicant's skills and abilities meet the qualifications for the position, resume, copy of transcripts, and complete contact information for three professional references at time of application. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcripts 2
  • Other Documents
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this job opportunity?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in environmental health, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, public health, engineering, physical or life science, emergency management or related field and two years of related experience OR an associate's degree in related and four years of related experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have the HAZWOPER certification or ability to obtain HAZWOPER certification within one year?
  • Yes
  • No
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