Senior Safety Specialist

Irvine, Orange County
Jul 24, 2014
Department: Environ Health & Safety Office
Req No.: 2014-0289
Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Job Summary

This position has been re-opened for further recruitment. Previous applicants need not re-apply to be considered.


Under the direction of the Safety and Injury Prevention Manager, is responsible for specific safety program development and implementation to ensure consistency of campus wide safety programs. Serves as a resource for technical areas of workplace safety. Duties include developing, planning, and organizing safety programs with responsibility in key areas such as providing guidance for personnel to implement safe operating procedures, and developing and conducting safety training.


Salary: Range $65,000 - $97,500

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Career Position.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (e.g., irregular workschedule, required license or


Must possess a valid California Driver s license and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program

Must be available for call-back assignments or alternative work schedules.

Must be willing to work in areas where hazardous materials are stored or present and at multiple sites.

Must be able to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, and students.

Must be able to work cooperatively with all EH&S staff in support of departmental goals, policies and procedures.

Must be able to wear respirators (including SCBA).

Must successfully complete a background check.

Final candidate subject to background check.

As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

Please attach your resume.


Click here to see the Environ Health & Safety Office website.


View Job Description for the position requirements. 

Job Description
Job Essential Function 1
Percent of Time: 40%
Responsible for technical safety programs development and implementation.  Assists with planning, organizing, and ensuring regulatory compliance of campus wide safety programs.  Also provides safety consultation, presentations, safety audits, and project management for department and customer safety-oriented projects.  Technical program responsibilities include:  Job Safety Analyses, Compressed Gases, Electrical Safety, including Low Voltage, High Voltage, and Arc Flash, Defensive Driving, Working At Heights including Aerial Lifts, Bucket Trucks, Scaffolds, and Hoists and Cranes, Forklift Safety, Welding Safety, Heat and Cold Stress, Confined Space Entry, Trenching and Shoring, Field Safety, Theater Arts Safety, Shop Safety, Contractor and Construction Safety, and Process Safety Management.
Job Essential Function 2
Percent of Time: 25%
Develops and conducts safety training classes for most Safety related topics for campus customers and assists in the development of online safety courses.
Job Essential Function 3
Percent of Time: 15%
Provides guidance for departments to implement campus wide safety programs, including Safety On Site (SOS) and facility specific operating procedures.
Job Essential Function 4
Percent of Time: 20%
Responds to reported safety concerns, technical safety consultations, and campus emergencies involving health and safety as needed.  Reviews construction plans for safety issues and input.
Serves as a member of the Emergency Support Team (EST), Emergency operations Center (EOC) , and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and at least 10 years of experience in the health and safety field. (Required)
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the implementation of principles of occupational health, safety, and environmental protection. (Required)
Proficient knowledge of federal and California state regulatory requirements and national standards regarding occupational health and safety. (Required)
At least one professional level certificate/registration in an EH&S specialty (Safety, Professional Engineer, Industrial Hygiene)   (Required)                     
Experience in developing and implementing relevant safety programs, policies and procedures, training programs and materials, delivering effective training, and providing safety consultation. (Required)   
Excellent written and oral communication skills to perform all tasks and effectively communicate to campus customers. (Required)
Excellent ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and regulatory agency personnel.  (Required)
Proficient using computer databases, spreadsheets and word processing programs. (Required)
Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies during or after hours. (Required)

Advanced degree in a scientific or engineering discipline. (Desirable)
PE in Safety  Engineering (Desirable)
Experience in the application of federal and California state regulatory requirements and national standards regarding occupational health and safety to University-level instructional and research facilities where hazardous materials, devices and agents (chemical, physical, biological and radiological) are handled. (Desirable)
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.
In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210.
Bend: Occasionally
Squat: Occasionally
Crawl: Occasionally
Climb: Occasionally
Kneel: Occasionally
Handle Objects: Occasionally
Push/Pull: Occasionally
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Sit: Frequently
Stand: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Occasionally
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
Read/Comprehend: Constantly
Write: Frequently
Perform Calculations: Occasionally
Communicate Orally: Constantly
Reason and Analyze: Frequently
Chemical/Biological Agent: Occasionally
Construction Activities: Occasionally
Contact with Water/Liquids: Occasionally
Drive Motorized Equipment: Frequently
Confined Spaces: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Occasionally
Radioactive Materials: Occasionally
Temperature Variations: Occasionally
Gas System: Occasionally
Other Working Conditions:
May work near or around high voltage