Updated: Feb 17, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Job Opening ID: 46650
Reports To: Assistant Director, Research Safety
Working Title: Research Safety Specialist
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Bargaining Unit: 99
Payroll Job Code: 007146
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career
Environmental Health & Safety strives to provide reliable, innovative and proactive services to the campus community. EH&S and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.
Safety professional who applies thorough safety knowledge or expertise in supporting Research Safety programmatic areas and within EH&S. The Research Safety Specialist performs comprehensive lab safety inspections to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and provides technical and safety-related regulatory assistance to the research community. The position works with labs to implement lab safety practices and procedures and identifies and evaluates a wide variety of potential hazards in the workplace. This individual serves as primary safety support to animal-research environments and has oversight of safety-related issues. Regular safety audits of animal research facilities will be performed focusing on EHS risk factors and written reports are submitted to University Lab Animal Resources (ULAR) management. The individual will evaluate and provide consultation on practices and procedures to control potential exposures, evaluate occupational health risks, and support research-related protocol reviews. The position will work collaboratively with the campus veterinarian to provide an effective work environment and addresses the various animal safety issues found in the vivaria. Additionally, this individual coordinates AED program efforts, provides EHS research safety services and additional program support, including, but not limited to, Controlled Substance Program, Occupational Health, and research-related PPE. The position is under general supervision by the Research Safety Programs Manager. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional / technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and / or segments of the organization.
$75,000 - $90,000
https: // www. ehs.uci.edu
Special Conditions Required:
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
Background Check and Live Scan
Legal Right to work in the United States
Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: // hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]
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