Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Summary The Assistant Safety and Compliance Officer (ASCO) position involves an advanced level of safety and compliance work under general direction requiring a bachelor's degree, sufficient knowledge, experience, and skills as well as appropriate professional and/or technical certifications within specific programmatic area(s). This position bridges the gap between the responsibilities of a Compliance Specialist and a Compliance Officer. The ASCO must maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity in representing the University and model a culture of safety. The ASCO is a primary liaison and point-of-contact within specific programmatic areas for campus departments, including areas such as research, clinical, academic, athletic, and support services. The ASCO is responsible for providing comprehensive health, safety, and/or compliance services and assisting in the University goal of a safe, healthy, and compliant workplace and academic environment, seeking assistance from superiors as needed. The work of a ASCO is primarily administrative in nature and involves activities such as: the receipt, processing, and maintenance of health, safety and compliance protocols; advising faculty, staff, students and researchers regarding safety and compliance issues; analysis and interpretation of routine to highly complex policies, regulations, standards, and guidelines; providing training; and safety and compliance documentation and communication. The ASCO will handle a case load of safety and/or compliance related tasks of moderate to high complexity with limited supervision. Work is performed with much less supervision that than provided to a Compliance Specialist. Other responsibilities include actively promoting and managing specific aspects of safety and compliance and providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students. Minimum Qualifications Completion of a Bachelor's degree with demonstrated technical mastery and at least 2 years of experience in a safety and compliance office, with progressively increasing responsibility, preferably in an educational institution; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Complete understanding of federal and state laws and regulations as well as nationally accepted standards, guidelines, and other related conventions on safety and compliance Ability to respond to critical safety and compliance situations appropriately in academic, research, and clinical settings. Must possess the ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations along with superior oral presentation and other communication skills. Must have outstanding human relations and leadership skill and the ability to function in a team environment. Must be able to work independently, with intermittent supervision on multiple simultaneous projects. Professional and/or technical certification for the applicable specialty is highly preferable.