Coordinator Functional Title: Research Safety Specialist
Position Number: 119874 Title: Coordinator Functional Title: Research Safety Specialist Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: VPAF-Environmental Safety Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Research Safety Specialist is responsible for implementing laboratory safety programs at the University of Maryland, College Park. Responsibilities include: conducting laboratory safety inspections that focus on chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory, evaluating new hazardous materials and/or experimental procedures and recommending appropriate control measures, investigating laboratory incidents, developing guidance documents to assist researchers with managing safety in their laboratories, conducting laboratory safety training and performing industrial hygiene monitoring. Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university and 2-5 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field or in a research laboratory. The candidate must: 1. Have basic knowledge of laboratory safety practices and the health risks associated with hazardous materials. 2. Have the ability to work effectively with all organizational levels associated with the laboratory environment, facilities management and Environmental Safety. 3. Be able to write clear and concise reports detailing observations, interpreting regulations/policies and making recommendations. 4. Have strong verbal and writing skills, including the preparation of technical documents for non-EHS staff. 5. Have computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). 6. Have or be able to obtain a valid Maryland driver’s license. Preferences: 1. Experience in a large research university or similar setting. 2. Bachelor of Science degree in safety, engineering, industrial hygiene, chemistry, environmental science or a related field. 2. Understanding of OSHA/EPA regulations, policies and guidelines that apply to research laboratories. 3. Experience developing and presenting EH&S training programs. 4. Experience with electrical safety, nanotechnology laboratory ventilation. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Number: E0004479 Posting Date: 04/17/2014 Closing Date: 05/15/2014 Open Until Filled Best Consideration Date 05/01/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.