Field Safety Advisor
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Field Safety Advisor. The Field Safety Advisor, under the administrative direction of the Associate Director, Division of Safety and Compliance, assists campus customers with the delivery and implementation of occupational safety and health field safety services.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO .
PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY:
Under the administrative direction of the Associate Director, Safety and Compliance, assist with the delivery of campus occupational safety and health field safety services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field Safety Services Implementation:
1. Perform hazard assessments in research laboratories, academic laboratories, farms, industrial shops, construction sites, warehouses, dwellings, offices, and other campus locations for physical, chemical, ergonomic, psychological, and biological hazards to promote compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and campus policies, programs, and procedures.
2. Provide ongoing support during corrective actions phase including follow-up assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring, qualitative and quantitative equipment monitoring, training, and other programmatic activities, as necessary.
3. Provide routine programmatic field safety services which may include industrial hygiene monitoring, respirator fit testing, chemical fume hood testing, noise monitoring, heat stress monitoring, fire extinguisher inspections, food sanitation inspections, ergonomic assessments, indoor air quality and mold investigations, fall hazard assessments, and others as directed, and maintain associated tools and equipment.
4. Assist in the development and delivery of safety and health training and information.
Field Safety Services Documentation and Communication:
1. Understand and apply federal, state, and local regulations, and campus policies and programs regarding the protection of faculty, staff, students, and visitors (OSHA, IL OSHA, IDPH, C-U PHD, OSFM, USEPA, IEPA, ASHRAE, NFPA) in the delivery of field safety services and communicate impact to campus customers.
2. Formulate recommendations for the continual evaluation of Occupational Safety and Health policies, programs, and procedures.
3. Document hazard assessment findings to aid in reporting of hazards and corrective actions to researchers, instructors, farm managers, shop managers, construction managers, facilities and operations managers, unit safety contacts, department heads, deans, and campus officers.
4. Document work in accordance with programmatic procedures and assists in the production and communication of reports and metrics.
5. Prepare and maintain location maps of various safety devices for each campus building.
6. Provide support to campus customers in the use of departmental information management systems.
7. Liaise with faculty, staff, students, and state and local regulatory officials.
1. Assist with the development of goals, vision and strategic plans for Occupational Safety and Health Department.
2. Operates a university vehicle to travel between work locations for duties such as attending meetings, performing assessment, or completing other field safety services.
3. Assists in prompt communication of workplace incident/injury information to Illinois OSHA Reportable Injuries (fatality, amputation, in-patient hospitalization, and physical loss of eye) and investigations of such incidents.
4. Supports the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services.
5. Pursues professional development activities to expand knowledge, maintain technical expertise and keep abreast of relevant scientific and professional developments in occupational safety and health.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in occupational health and safety, environmental engineering, environmental health, safety engineering, industrial hygiene, or a closely related field.
Two (2) years of professional work experience in a safety or compliance related field delivering field safety services in at least three of the following program areas: industrial hygiene monitoring, indoor air quality monitoring, ergonomic assessments, laboratory assessments, industrial shop assessments, construction site assessments, building-wide general safety assessments, chemical fume hood testing, fire extinguisher inspections, and/or food sanitation inspections.
SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
This is a full-time Civil Service Safety/Environmental Compliance Associate position appointed on a -month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications must be received by June 29, 2022 . Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu . If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:
Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload the following documents:
- cover letter
- resume (months and years of employment must be included)
- academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained. Academic credentials will be verified before hire.
- names/contact information for three references
In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Lance Oliver- OliverL@illinois.edu . For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment .
The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.
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