Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Job description

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist


Environmental, Health & Safety Department


Administrative Services



FLSA Classification:


Union/Non Union:

Non Union

Full Time / Part Time? :

Part Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

$25.30 per hour

Hours per week:


Temporary? :


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at employment.jjc.edu”

Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings
Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)
Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays

  • Vacation

  • Personal

  • Sick

Link to Human Resources website:


Job Details:

STATUS:Part Time
DEPARTMENT:Environmental, Health & Safety Department
DIVISION:Administrative Services
REPORTS TO:Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
PLACEMENT: Professional, Grade H08
MINIMUM PAY RATE:$25.30 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary :

The Safety Specialist is under the direct supervision of the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. This person will assist the EH&S Manager with plan development; site safety surveys of multiple campuses; construction site visits; safety training; safety equipment upkeep, inventory, and research; attending various meetings; interaction with faculty, staff, and students; computer work, spreadsheets, and data processing.

1.Inventory and organize safety equipment including, hazardous materials equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) and air monitoring equipment.
2.Assist in input of purchase order requisitions for department purchases.
3.Prepares bi-weekly purchasing card reports (collects invoices, runs reports, obtains signatures) for EHS employees with purchasing cards.
4.Work with internal and external partners to revise, update, and rewrite emergency response plans.
5.Work closely with College Sector Leaders in training and equipment distribution.
6.Develop safety training curriculum to orientate new students and staff in the emergency response plan and other plans, policies and procedures.
7.Assist in planning and implementing all training sessions for the emergency response team, sector leaders and annual disaster drills. Deliver training sessions and presentations.
8.Keep accurate computer records in the areas of Sector Leaders, IDOL training, NIMS, OSHA.
9.Conduct comprehensive vulnerability assessment of all campuses.
10.Attend monthly EH&S Committee meeting, take notes and distribute summary.
11.Arrange meetings with internal partners, external partners and advisory board members to coordinate safety activities as needed.
12.Willing to attend additional training and certifications, courses, seminars and safety conferences to increase knowledge in required disciplines.
13.Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Associates degree in Industrial Safety or Hygiene, Environmental Science/Engineering, Fire Science Management or other applicable program of study.
2.Certification in one or more areas of Environmental Health and Safety. Willingness and ability to become certified in other relevant areas.
3.Working knowledge of Life Safety and NFPA Codes.
4.Knowledge of emergency and hazard response procedures.
5.Five (5) years of progressive experience in developing and/or monitoring environmental protection, health and safety programs including training of personnel.
6.Computer literacy (Word, Excel, spreadsheet, etc.) as well as working knowledge of safety databases.
7.Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to details.
8.Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
9.Ability to work under strict deadlines and changing priorities with minimal supervision.
10.Must possess and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.BA/BS Degree in Industrial Safety or Hygiene, Environmental Science/Engineering, Fire Science Management or other applicable program of study.
2.NIMS 100 and 200 Certification and/or additional NIMS courses.
3.Working knowledge of OSHA 10 or 30 hr training, CHMM, Haz/Mat Technician, EPA and NFPA rules and regulations.
4.Experience in Disaster Planning and previous participation in disaster drills.

Physical Demands:

1.Normal office physical demands.
2.Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events.
3.Must be able to occasionally climb some ladders and stairs, and occasionally enter substations or small areas.
4.Ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds.
5.Work with small tools and equipment.
6.Use computers, audio visual equipment and sound meters and devices.

Working Conditions:

WORK SCHEDULE: 28 hours per week

1.Duties are performed in usual office settings and indoor environments.
2.Duties may be performed in various environmental temperatures and conditions depending on seasonal climate.

Compliance Announcement:


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website : https://jjc.edu/about-jjc/police-and-safety

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




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Posted: 1/24/2021
Application Due: 2/7/2021
Work Type: Part Time