Environmental Health & Safety Officer, Office of Environmental Health and Safety

University of Montana
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$57,000-$64,000
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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The Office of Environmental Health and Safety invites applications for an Environmental Health & Safety Officer to join their team. The Environmental Health & Safety Officer provides the main assistance to the Environmental Health & Safety Department in industrial hygiene monitoring and environmental health issues at the University of Montana. The Environmental Health & Safety Officer will develop, coordinate, evaluate, and execute University Policies and procedures that will ensure the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors. This employee will generally be working under the supervision of the Environmental Health & Safety Director, but will need to make independent decisions to a limited extent in a number of disciplines. Under the direction of management, incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, training and providing professional consultation and technical expertise associated with environmental, health and occupational safety (EHOS) matters. The incumbent works with internal and external stakeholders to provide a safe environment and to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.

The Officer will need to have sufficient knowledge to work safely and accurately in the fields of industrial hygiene, environmental health, occupational safety, and assist the professional level staff for these program areas.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program
  • Salary for this position is $57,000-$64,000 per year commensurate with qualifications
  • Minimum Required Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Science, chemistry, physical or biological, or an Engineering related field; Experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Three years of relevant professional experience in the field of Industrial Hygiene
  • Applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations, with specific knowledge on IH standards
  • AIHA industry best practices
  • Safety and Environmental hazard identification methods.
  • Asbestos, lead and mold abatement and remediation
  • Laser Safety
  • Carry out industrial hygiene field measurements to verify levels of specified air contaminants
  • Conduct surveys and observe work conditions to identify processes which pose a risk to health of employees
  • Analyze and interpret results of an assessment to develop plans for improved work conditions
  • Counsel employees on proper ways to adjust work stations to meet ergonomic best practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Physical ability to wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment and work in potential adverse environmental conditions
  • Ability to lift and carry 60 lbs. and work in potentially confined spaces
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Ability to pass a respirator physical and be fitted with an air- purifying respirator
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in industrial hygiene monitoring in an institution of higher education
  • About the Office of Environmental Health and Safety

    The mission of Environmental Health and Safety is to help ensure a safe and healthy workplace by providing oversight and guidance on matters related to occupational health and safety, property and liability insurance, the environment, emergency management and related regulatory compliance.

    Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

    How to Apply

    Priority Application Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

    Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

    A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references
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