SR. SPECIALIST, CAMPUS/CLINICAL SAFETY, Research Compliance (9067/J0417)

Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This Senior Specialist position is part of the Campus and Clinical Division of EHS. This position reports to the Associate Director and is primarily involved in construction safety programs at Boston University. This position is primarily on the Charles River Campus while remaining flexible in assignments across all areas and departments served by EHS. The specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: implementing construction safety programs for BU including training, inspections, hazardous materials identification and management, record keeping and maintenance of construction related plans and permits. The position serves as the primary liaison to local fire departments and building departments relating to construction safety and ensures correction of hazards identified internally and from local authorities. Works with Facilities Project Managers to ensure construction safety and hazardous materials management plans are developed and continually implemented for the duration of a project.

Required Skills

- Bachelors degree in Safety Management or related experience required.
- Preferably in a healthcare or academic setting.
- Certification desirable, but not required, (CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHSP).
- 40-Hour OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency response training.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State and local fire safety regulations, safety regulations and standards, building code, and environmental regulations related to construction-related hazardous materials

ON CALL REQUIREMENTS: This position is required to participate in the EHS on-call emergency response program. When on-call, the incumbent serves as first responder and as such is responsible for exercising professional judgment to independently determine response phases and mobilization of internal and external resources (BPD, BFD, EMS, regulatory agencies). Compares and evaluates possible courses of action and makes a decision after various possibilities have been considered and has the authority to make an independent choice and decision, free from immediate direction or supervision. While on-call, this position will be responsible for responding to calls in all buildings and areas and as such, employment is contingent upon initial and continued successful background checks This position requires attendance and participation at committee meetings and other meetings as required and may involve assignment of duties related to committee leadership or asked to serve as institutional liaison to external agencies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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