Biosafety Officer

Biosafety Officer


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603 


$50,122.19 - $66,428.32 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Closes: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, November 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Business Hours

Reports to

Director, Environmental, Health and Safety

Employment Type

Full-Time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field
Five or more years related experience
Valid Driver's license and approval required by the College’s liability insurance carrier

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Industrial Hygiene, or other related field

Position Description

This position provides leadership and accountability on behalf of the College in developing, implementing, and coordinating health and safety programs to maintain compliance with OSHA requirements, CDC guidelines and relevant professional standards.  

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.
*Develops and implements programs to maintain compliance CDC guidelines and OSHA requirements related to program areas such as bloodborne pathogens, infectious waste, biosafety in microbiological laboratories; and various OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1910 such as confined spaces, walking-working surfaces, exit routes and emergency planning, environmental control and hazardous materials management
*Coordinates the  management and disposal of biohazardous waste and infectious waste; provides accountability of waste disposal with accurate recordkeeping
*Conducts personal protective equipment assessments, job hazard analyses, accident investigations, and laboratory, classroom and office audiometric evaluations, and safety assessments
Develops, coordinates and presents safety training to faculty and staff
Develops standard operating procedures and other written guidelines
Supports the College as a member of the hazardous materials spill response team

Supports the maintenance and implementation of the College’s Pandemic and Infectious Disease Management Plan

 Develops and maintains an up-to-date understanding of the Federal, State and local safety laws, regulations, requirements, and policies and relevant professional standards applicable to Wake Tech through self-guided study and professional development
Represents Wake Tech to outside community and professional organizations for which Environmental, Health and Safety department representation is required or serves the interests of the College

Completes applied benchmark project on an individual or group basis 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient skills in MS Office products
Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental protection, occupational health and occupational and biosafety safety  standards and laws
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to efficiently manage time, organize work, prioritize tasks, and work independently
Thorough knowledge of laboratory chemicals and chemical hygiene practices
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply online through the following link: Biosafety Officer 

Job Post Contact

Human Resources