Safety Officer/Building Project Manager

Jacksonville State University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$105,000
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Safety Officer/Building Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 496147 Work type: Full Time Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus) Categories: Staff


University Safety

Normal Work Schedule:

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


$105,000.00 - $115,000.00 commensurate with experience

Job Summary:

The Safety Officer/Building Project Manager serves as the Safety Officer for Jacksonville State University (JSU) and plans, develops, implements, administers, coordinates training, 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. Additionally, the manager assists with campus building projects, including: hazardous materials, capital construction and special projects; supports the coordination of the construction process from the conceptual development stage through post occupancy and warranty period, in a timely and cost effective manner; aid in the organization, planning, bidding, scheduling, and implementation of projects; and provide for safety of JSU employees and the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements fire safety, occupational safety, environmental safety, industrial hygiene, laboratory and biological safety compliance programs in coordination with the Associate Vice President, Auxiliary and Business Services and the Director of Public Safety. 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, sexual assault) 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.
  • Serves on the Jacksonville State University Safety Committee in an ex- officio role.
  • Maintains, tracks and records the following activities at Jacksonville State University:
  • Campus 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.
  • Interface with staff, faculty, administration, project architects, engineers and general contractors to assist with building planning and programming compliance, planning, construction documents, bidding, construction, equipment bid package/acquistion/installation and post construction issue management.
  • 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 four (4) 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 five (5) 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:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)
  • Employee Benefits:

    JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Alabama Teacher's Retirement System (TRS)
  • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
  • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical (PEEHIP)
  • Optional plans: vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance
  • For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

    Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, https: // resources/the-clery-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: https://

    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.

    Advertised: Jan 09 2023 Central Standard Time Applications close:

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