Safety Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Safety Specialist-1700608

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's Degree. Three years of full time experience in the environmental, health and safety field, including: fire safety and the application of fire and life safety code requirements, and NFPA guidelines. Two years of experience implementing safety programs and training related to safety. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Science, Health or Engineering. Previous safety experience in a healthcare facility or educational facility. ICC Fire Technician Certification, Life Safety Code Certification, Certified Industrial Hygienist or other safety certification. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Safety Specialist is primarily responsible for the occupational safety and health program for the Long Island State Veteran's Home, which includes conducting surveillance rounds, establishing site-specific training programs such as Hazard Communication required by 29CFR1910.1200, overseeing the life safety program, conducting hazard assessments, investigating reported unsafe conditions and indoor air quality complaints. This position requires a motivated individual with excellent decision making ability and proven ability to meet deadlines. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Manages and responsible for the Long Island State Veteran's Home (LISVH) occupational safety and environmental program compliance. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting and documenting surveys/inspections of all areas of the LISVH to applicable standards (i.e. NYSDOL Public Employee and Health Bureau (PESH), NYSDEC, and other applicable regulations). Review and update existing EH&S policies and procedures affecting the facility. Verify hazardous material inventories of all departments through periodic inspections and assist departmental staff in maintaining inventory and safety data sheets in electronic database.
  • Manages and responsible for the LISVH fire and life safety program compliance. This includes but is not limited to; inspect and test water-based fire protection systems: conduct monthly fire extinguisher inspections, conduct fire drills on all shifts and conduct construction site inspections. Conducts inspections to identify fire and life safety code deficiencies and develops corrective actions.
  • Develop, provide, revise, update, and perform environmental health and safety training in the areas of Hazard Communication/RTK, Life Safety, Ergonomics, Lockout/Tagout, Powered Industrial Truck, Hearing Conservation, and other occupational/environmental safety related topics for the Long Island State Veteran's Home as required by governing agencies. Trainings are conducted on all shifts.
  • Conduct occupational safety and industrial hygiene surveys utilizing various equipment, which may include Draeger tube monitor, temperature and humidity monitor, microbial sampler, moisture meter, dust monitor, etc. Conduct respirator fit testing as required by OSHA and maintain and update the respiratory protection program/policy for LISVH.
  • Maintain occupational injury and illness record keeping. Participate in the LISVH's Safety Committee. Review and investigate injuries involving occupational hazards with follow-up report of action items. Develop injury and illness prevention strategies for high risk activities and/or departments.
  • Assist in the proper response to incidents within the facility that involve personal injury, hazardous materials, or similar incidents. Participate on the LISVH Emergency Management committee. Complete required reporting and record keeping and follow-up.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
  • Special Notes: This is a full time position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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    Essential Position:

    This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

    ***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

    Official Job Title: Environmental Health Officer
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Environmental Health and Safety-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pmEnvironmental Health and Safety-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Apr 13, 2017
    Posting End Date: May 13, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $57,000 - $61,200
    Salary Grade: SL4


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