SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Location
Athens, GA
Posted
Oct 11, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: The Safety and Compliance Specialist position involves an advanced level of safety and compliance work under general supervision. This position bridges the gap between the responsibilities of a Safety and Compliance Associate II and an Assistant Safety and Compliance Officer. The Safety and Compliance Specialist must maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity in representing the University and model a culture of safety. This position will engage in active consensus building and principle-based negotiation. The Safety and Compliance Specialist is a liaison and point-of-contact within specific programmatic areas for campus departments, including areas such as research, clinical, academic, athletic, and support services. The Safety and Compliance Specialist 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 Safety and Compliance Specialist is a front-line consultant involved with developing engagement insights and helping to drive results for the client. The individual in this position will identify critical information, develop analysis, share information, and assist the more senior associates with recommendations and assessments related to the engagement issues. The work of a Safety and Compliance Specialist 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; and safety and compliance documentation and communication. The Safety and Compliance Specialist will handle a case load of safety and/or compliance related tasks of moderate complexity with general supervision. Other responsibilities include actively promoting and managing specific aspects of safety and compliance, providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students, and interpreting basic to moderately complex agency policies and regulations, guidelines, and standards.

Responsibilities: Cross-disciplinary laboratory audits and Lab Closing/lab Opening Consultations: Demonstrate competency to perform laboratory inspections, audits, consultations, lab openings and closings, and compliance reviews of research laboratories, general science labs, teaching labs, support facilities, general work areas of campus.

Qualifications: Completion of a Bachelor's degree with demonstrated technical mastery and at least 1 year of experience in a safety and compliance office preferably in an educational institution; or any equivalent combination of experience and education. Solid 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 limited direct supervision on multiple simultaneous projects.

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

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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