Health Safety Specialist III (Biosafety)

Rutgers University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary 66697.
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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Health Safety Specialist III (Biosafety)

Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support Department IPO-Envir. Health & Safety Overview

The Division of Institutional Planning & Operations (IP&O) employs a workforce of approximately 2,700 staff, represented by 15 collective negotiations agreements, and is responsible for institutional strategic initiatives and operations, which encompasses an expansive range of comprehensive service and business operations across the State of New Jersey. These include planning and construction, facilities, public safety and emergency operations, environmental health and safety, transportation, housing, and auxiliary/retail operations.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Health Safety Specialist III (biosafety) for the Department of Environmental Health & Safety. This position acts as the department's continual presence, liaison and provider Biological Safety services to the University community. Supports biosafety and related health and safety programs. All services and activities are carried out and performed without adverse health effects to faculty, staff, students or public, in a manner that will protect the environment, in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, accepted professional standards, in accordance with University policies and procedures, and in an open and sensitive manner so that University's resources are conserved and future liability is limited

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Inspects and assesses health/safety hazards.
  • Communicates University policy and procedures.
  • Responds to emergencies and request for assessments & investigations.
  • Oversees all activities or services affecting health /safety in the geographical area of responsibility.
  • Brings to the attention of the manager, circumstances that could develop into wide spread internal or external health/safety issues.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the department.
  • Position Status Full Time Hours Per Week Daily Work Shift Work Arrangement FLSA Nonexempt Grade 05 Position Salary Annual Minimum Salary 66697.000 Annual Mid Range Salary 84422.000 Annual Maximum Salary 102147.000 Standard Hours 37.50 Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC) Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Benefits

    Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to https:// Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https: // insurance.

    Seniority Unit Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month Position Pension Eligibility ABP


    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in physical, chemical or life sciences; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Certifications/Licenses

  • Valid driver's license
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability and willingness to pursue graduate education and/or training toward certification in the health/safety profession
  • Must have the maturity and judgment to represent the department in interactions with the university community and to seek help from supervisor when needed
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the field of biological safety practices and equipment including appropriate use of hoods and laboratory ventilation, personal protective equipment, and laboratory safety.
  • Experience with working with IBC, IACUC, IRB, Laboratory Safety, and other relevant compliance committees.
  • Knowledge of animal welfare requirements and AALAC.
  • Knowledge of Clinical and Healthcare Safety Requirements and JCAHO.
  • Equipment Utilized

  • Understanding of applications and limitations of various sampling equipment
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Access, Excel, Outlook
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Must able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Pass a physical examination
  • Requires wearing a respirator
  • Special Conditions

  • Multiple Vacancies
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Posting Details

    Posting Number 23ST1896

    Posting Open Date 07/11/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark City Newark State NJ Location Details

    Pre-employment Screenings

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre- employment screenings.

    Immunization Requirements

    Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate's offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: https:// discrimination-statement

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in physical, chemical or life sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)
  • Optional Documents

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