SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE ASSOC II
Position Summary: The Safety and Compliance Associate II (SCA II) position requires introductory knowledge of chemical and laboratory safety as well as minimal radiation safety experience. The position reports to the Senior Safety and Compliance Officer and resides within The Office of Research Safety (ORS). ORS oversees cross-disciplinary EH&S areas on campus with a primary focus on chemical/laboratory safety, radiation/ laser safety, and emergency response. The SCA II is a liaison and point-of-contact within Research Safety for campus departments, including areas such as research, clinical, academic, athletic, and support services. General job duties include providing comprehensive health, safety, and/or compliance services and helping UGA achieve goal of a safe, healthy, and compliant workplace/academic environment. The position serves as a safety advisor conducting annual safety assessments for laboratories as assigned by management. The position requires the ability to identify critical information, develop analyses, communicate effectively, and assist team members with recommendations and assessments related to safety issues. After-hours and Holiday On-Call rotation participation will be expected with the possibility of respirator use and other personal protective equipment as necessary. Spill response remediation is a job requirement. The SCA II serves as a team member within the Chemical and Laboratory Safety group. In collaboration with the supervisor, the SCA II may provide hands-on training periodically as well as perform various administrative activities such as developing and reviewing health, safety and compliance protocols, advising faculty, staff, and students regarding safety and compliance issues, and documenting any compliance related findings from laboratory visits. The Safety and Compliance Associate II (SCA II) position involves laboratory safety and compliance work, occasional remediation of small, contained hazardous material incidents in laboratories, and both formal and informal training provided to lab personnel. The SCA II performs tasks under direct supervision with minimal assistance and interprets basic agency policies, regulations, standards, etc. This position bridges the gap between the responsibilities of an entry Associate I position and the program specialist. The SCA must maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity in representing the University and model a culture of safety to UGA's research community while actively promoting and managing specific aspects of safety and compliance and providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students.
Responsibilities: Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory Audits and Lab Closing/Lab Opening Consultations: Perform laboratory assessments, consultations, lab openings, closings, and compliance reviews of research laboratories, teaching labs, and support facilities throughout campus.
Qualifications: Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.
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.