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Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

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Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please apply by visiting https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/ Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675. Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Department Environmental Health & Safety
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Local Title Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
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State University of New York at New Paltz is currently seeking a talented safety professional to join our team as an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist.

The successful candidate should have the skills necessary to help provide safety and health leadership to the campus, the ability to help ensure that systems effectively address S&H risks, help develop and/or align the S&H strategy, and assist with facilitating S&H ownership within the organization. The successful candidate would primarily work outside of the campus core hours (evening hours).

Duties:
 Ensure adherence to NYS Code Rule 56 by managing, and providing guidance and oversight to asbestos removal projects and other asbestos activity;
 Conduct, evaluate, and report periodic asbestos condition surveys across campus;
 Conduct safety inspections;
 Manage the Campus Confined Space Program according to OSHA/PESH requirements;
 Manage the Hearing Conservation Program according to OSHA/PESH requirements;
 Conduct lab hood velocity measurements/surveys according to OSHA/PESH requirements;
• Develop & administer safety audits of labs and facilities as they relate to OSHA/PESH requirements and CODE Rule 56 and the NYS Department of Labor;
 Respond to Environmental Health and Safety work order requests;
 Provide PESH, AED, and Fire and Safety training outside the campus core hours;
 Assist with the campus lab waste management program according to OSHA/PESH/NYSDEC regulations;
 Administer campus lighting surveys as it relates to requirements in NFPA 101 and current NYS Building Codes;
 Assist in the management of NYS Dept. of Health new CO detector regulations

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Fire Science or related degree;
• Occupational health and safety experience:
• Knowledge and experience in interpreting EPA/OSHA/DOL regulations;
• Minimum of 2 years of experience managing asbestos removal projects;
• Experience in developing and facilitating training;
• Ability to wear a respirator;
• Possession of a valid driver’s license
Preferred:
• Certified Safety Professional

Special Instructions to Applicants

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please apply by visiting https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at http://www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • SUNY New Paltz website
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • UUP website
    • SUNY system
    • Department of Labor
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitae)
    • Indeed.com
    • DSP Scholar Directory
    • The Registry
    • Social Media
    • Professional Listserv
    • West Point
    • Personal referral
    • Other job board
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, Fire Science or related degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have Occupational Health and Safety experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have knowledge and experience in interpreting EPA/OSHA/DOL regulations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a minimum of 2 years of experience managing asbestos removal projects?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have experience developing and facilitating training?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you possess a clean and valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. Are you a Certified Safety Professional?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for three references
Optional Documents