Occupational Safety Specialist

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
STF10317
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
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Occupational Safety Specialist

The George Mason University Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS), within the Department of Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for the position of Occupational Safety Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

The Occupational Safety Specialist supports EHS in daily matters with an emphasis on safety and the implementation of a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety program to support the university's mission of research and teaching.

Responsibilities:


  • Manage safety training programs, to include training;
  • Coordinate closely with university departments regarding safety and health issues;
  • Conduct job safety analyses and inspections for university employees;
  • Interpret and implement applicable regulations and guidelines;
  • Assess physical risks;
  • Review facilities plans;
  • Review research proposals and safety procedures.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Health and Safety, directly related Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Public Health discipline; or a combination of education and experience;
  • Progressively responsible experience in the occupational health and safety field (at least 2 years preferred);
  • Ability to work independently, under pressure, with strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing);
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to meet inflexible deadlines on own initiative;
  • Knowledge of applicable safety regulations and guidelines including proper personal protective equipment and training requirements;
  • Knowledge of safety equipment (fall protection, personal protective equipment, etc.) and how it functions;
  • Ability to implement and maintain applicable safety programs;
  • Ability to coordinate and deliver applicable safety training to a diverse audience;
  • Ability to conduct a thorough safety inspection;
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects;
  • Ability to use a computer fluently including Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, bend, crawl, and kneel;
  • Must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/ . The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience at an institution of higher education;
  • Experience conducting accident/incident investigations;
  • Ability to obtain certification in CPR/First Aid;
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP);
  • Certified Safety and Health Manager, or other relevant professional certification.
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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02403z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.