Manager II - Bio-Safety and Chemical Manager

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Manager II - Bio-Safety and Chemical Manager

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

$3,128 – $4,568 per month

Occupational Category:



Environmental Health and Safety

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, chemical/industrial hygiene, environmental sciences or related field. Two (2) years of related experience in chemical safety, radiation safety, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and/or laboratory safety required. Certified Chemical Hygiene Office, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Radiation Officer preferred. Other related certifications could be considered. Must have or be able to obtain Certified Radiation Officer within 90 days of hire. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Serves as the technical expert and manager for biosafety, laboratory inspection, hazardous waste, chemical hygiene and radiation safety programs. This position will work with a variety of University stake holders to develop, implement and maintain appropriate policies and practices related to biosafety, radiation safety, laboratory compliance, hazardous waste. Will monitor and execute procurement contracts and usage in relation to Biosafety & Chemicals.

Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinates and conducts all programs related to biosafety, teaching and research laboratory inspections, chemical hygiene and radiation safety programs for Sam Houston State University. Assesses and updates all policies, procedures, and training programs relating to Biosafety, Radiation, Chemical Hygiene, and Hazard Communication Plans. Performs inspections/audits of all teaching and research laboratories and associated programs to ensure compliance and safety. Provides reports and assessments of inefficiencies and follows up to ensure compliance. Works and assist University stakeholders with any laboratory’s safety or chemical management need. Coordinates and executes the University’s hazardous waste disposal program. Assist faculty, staff and students in maintaining compliance and safe conditions. Provides training as needed regarding Radiation Safety, Hazardous Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc. Develops and maintains accurate inventory of controlled equipment, chemicals, etc. Assist with development of emergency response plans and may respond to emergency events/or investigate incidents associated with laboratories or similar work areas. Provides technical advice and recommends changes as needed to the appropriate party regarding teaching and research laboratory safety, laboratory security, personal protective equipment, laboratory construction/renovation.

Other Specifications:

Requires membership in the Institutional Bio-Safety Committee (IBC) and other committees as assigned. Ensures all laboratories and equipment are registered, inspected and in compliance with Federal, State and University Guidelines. Notifies the institution of any significant problems, violations, and any significant research related accidents or illness. Responsible for staying up to date with Federal, State, Local and Institutional laws, regulations and mandates. Reviews and approves purchase of chemicals, biologicals, controlled substances, possible radioactive substances, radiation producing equipment and lasers. Ensures all University stakeholders who have the possibility to be exposed to laboratory environments, hazardous chemicals, or infectious agents are adequately trained. Maintain accurate records. Maintains a high level of customer service to all University Departments and stakeholders. Other duties as assigned. Position requires effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. Effective facilitation skills to be able to facilitate group discussions. Attention to detail. Must be able to develop accurate written materials. Action orientated and possess ability to follow up on feedback to ensure positive outcomes.
Position may require working during weekends, holidays, and extended hours during emergencies. Position requires a valid Texas Driver’s License with a record acceptable to the university’s insurance provider.
Position may require working during weekends, holidays, and extended hours during emergencies.

Position requires a valid Texas Driver’s License with a record acceptable to the universities insurance provider.

Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time