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Environmental Health & Safety Officer Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta University Georgia Georgia

2 months ago

About Us

Located in the vibrant community that is Gwinnett County, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is a technology-rich, financially affordable, four-year institution with an access mission, housed on a modern 260-acre campus, 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta...

GGC's transformative model of education prepares students to be life-long learners through the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and creativity. With a diverse student body of over 11,000 and a similarly diverse faculty and staff of 1,300+, the college embraces innovative approaches to education and administrative services through an inclusive culture.

Georgia Gwinnett College recognizes the talents of its faculty and staff as the institution's most critical asset. Essential to the college's mission is the critical need to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and highly qualified workforce. In addition to the University System of Georgia's expansive benefit and retirement offerings, employees who have completed six months of regular full-time service with GGC are eligible for the system's Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). This program fosters the development and professional growth of employees through tuition assistance for eligible courses at any of the system's 26 institutions.

The University System of Georgia's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits for eligible positions, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and vision plans, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave and retirement savings plans. More information can be found by visiting the USG Benefits webpage:

Job Summary

The School of Science and Technology (SST) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) officer will be responsible for developing a fully compliant environmental protection, health, and safety program focused on laboratory operation in the SST and the School of Nursing. Working closely with the Director of EHS for the college, the successful candidate will be responsible for health and safety relating to OSHA and Hazardous Communication (Right to Know), Laboratory Standard (Chemical Hygiene Plan), laboratory inspections, safety equipment, protective equipment, and staffing training. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for (1) training on U.S. EPA and DNR Hazardous chemical waste, biohazards, spills, disposal, pick-ups, and managing documentations of all regulatory requirements for SST; (2) assisting faculty as needed in providing environmental, health, and safety classroom training for students; and (3) completing Purchase Orders for the chemical/biological wastes, fume hoods certification, and biological safety cabinets certifications.

Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends)

Review of applications will begin March 10th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

• Oversee and manage a fully compliant environmental protection, health, and safety program focused on laboratory operations in the SST and the School of Nursing; with subsequent program implementation, monitoring, and reporting in order to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
• Oversee and manage the chemical and biological hygiene plan, to include systems for reception, tracking, storage, use, and disposal of all chemical and biological materials and managing documentation of all regulatory requirements for compliance.
• Direct, train, and document all training for SST faculty and staff in OSHA requirements to meet all federal, state, and local regulations.
• Assist faculty, as needed, in providing environmental, health, and safety classroom training for students.
• Manage the collection and storage of departmental chemical and biological wastes.
• Performs the duties of building emergency manager for H1 and H2.
• Supervise laboratory technicians responsible for managing EHS matters in building A and H.
• Act as the SST radiation safety officer.
• Work along faculty and other laboratory staff to test, calibrate, install, and perform routine inspection of laboratory safety equipment.
• Performing all other duties as determined and assigned by the AD.

Required Qualifications
• 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Management, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or closely related field.
• Three to five years of experience in the field

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in an academic or industrial settings or state/federal positions
• Ability to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential duties

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Able to manage a fully compliant environmental protection, health, and safety program focused on laboratory operation
• Know the rules pertaining to OSHA and Hazardous Communication (Right to Know), Laboratory Standard (Chemical Hygiene Plan), and laboratory inspections
• Know Federal, State, and Local regulations

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy and practice of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote, retain, and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, sex/gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, AREA, and Executive Order 11246 ). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Georgia Gwinnett College Human Resources Team at (678) 407.5070 or email [email protected]. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email [email protected]. Any individual who feels that they may have been discriminated against, should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Compliance at [email protected].

Background Check
• Standard + Education

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Georgia USA

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