SR SAFETY & COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Position Summary: The Senior Safety and Compliance Officer position involves highly responsible professional work requiring a bachelor's degree, expert knowledge, experience, and skills as well as appropriate professional certifications within specific programmatic area(s). Senior Safety and Compliance Officers possess an array of experience, technical knowledge and stringent analytical capability. They are highly trained with a detailed knowledge of safety and /or compliance issues in one or more programmatic area. Their key focus is to develop plans to solve client issues, direct analysis and then translate the information into meaningful results. A Senior Safety and Compliance Officer will instruct, guide and mentor junior associates to ensure project success. The Senior Safety and Compliance Officer position involves supervisory, oversight, and/or coordination responsibility for a team of safety and/or compliance personnel which may be cross-functioning, multi-disciplinary and/or highly collaborative in nature. Senior Safety and Compliance Officers are skilled facilitators and client solutions experts. They are responsible for internal and client-facing mentoring. They must be highly competent to work with very complex regulatory issues. They have a wide variety of responsibilities, transitioning from a successful individual contributor to a leader who coordinates the activities of others. Requires highly effective, professional communication skills and the ability to implement best practices and innovative strategies for safety and compliance in a university setting
Responsibilities: Operation Management of the Radioactive Materials License and User programs of Laser, High Magnetic Field, X-Ray and Irradiator sources and the regulated waste programs. Focus on radioactive materials and laboratory safety, management of the daily operations of the Radiation Safety Programs including: identifying and addressing the need for new policies and programs or modifying or updating existing policies and programs. Planning and coordinating efforts to develop, review, update and deliver appropriate radioactive materials, safety training based on regulations, university policy and nationally accepted best practices. Assess and identify appropriate resources and equipment necessary to fully support program objectives. Coordinate laboratory incident response relating to radioactive material hazards. Position supervises all alternate (Assistant) Radiation Safety Officers and staff members assigned to specific programs. Supervise, lead and work side by side with ORS team members assigned to the audit, consultation, inspection program. Promote professional development of staff and serve as the authority on work assignments and disciplinary decisions within the work unit. Direct and review the activities and operations of each listed program. Initiate and refine job descriptions and annual work plans in collaboration with ORS Director. Effectively communicate on a routine basis with staff and offer regular progress reviews and annual performance appraisals. Direct short and long range program goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures. Monitor and evaluate effectiveness and effect changes required for service improvement. Analyze the work processes within the ORS programs and investigate possible improvements to the quality and/or efficiency of work. Counsel staff on issues related to policy/procedure, federal/state/local regulations and training.
Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, with extensive experience as a Safety and Compliance Officer or equivalent position in a safety and compliance office with progressively increasing responsibility; Expert knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations as well as nationally accepted standards, guidelines, and other related conventions on safety and compliance. Five years of supervisory experience in the area of safety and compliance or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated ability to respond to critical safety and compliance situations appropriately in academic, research, and clinical settings. Ability to prepare clear, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations along with superior oral presentation and other communication skills. Outstanding human relations and leadership skill and the ability to function in a team environment. Must be able to work independently, with general to administrative direction on multiple simultaneous projects. Professional certification at the highest level for the applicable specialty is highly desirable with mid-level certification required.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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