Safety Compliance Officer

Safety Compliance Officer

Employer

Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

 

Durham, North Carolina 

Salary/Grade

$50,000 - $65,000 annually

Benefits

Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, March 29, 2019
Closes: Friday, May 31, 2019

Target Start Date

Friday, March 29, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Forty hours per week, as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half-day work w

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, industrial engineering, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management or a related field.

Work Experience:  Four years of experience in safety-related duties, which may include fire prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene, chemical safety, risk management or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, industrial engineering, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management or a related field.

Work Experience:  Four years of experience in safety-related duties, which may include fire prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene, chemical safety, risk management or a related field.

Position Description

 

Position TitleSafety Compliance Officer

DepartmentFinance and Administrative Services

FLSA TypeExempt

Reports ToVice President, Finance and Administrative Services

Direct ReportsN/A

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, industrial engineering, occupational safety, health, public safety, risk management or a related field.

Work Experience:  Four years of experience in safety-related duties, which may include fire prevention, environmental health, industrial hygiene, chemical safety, risk management or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of OSHA environmental regulations;
  2. Knowledge of DOT hazardous material regulations;
  3. Relevant certifications, such as EHSI course;
  4. A thorough understanding of and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System;
  5. Competence in oral, written communication and computer skills appropriate for effective teaching and management;
  6. Proven sensitivity to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff, and community groups;
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community;
  8. Strong attention to detail, particularly in keeping up with safety procedures and tasks.

 

Essential Functions, Job Duties, and Responsibilities: 

The Safety and Compliance Officer is primarily responsible for developing college procedures, performing facilities inspections, employee training, and providing consulting and advising related to safety issues to ensure that the college’s facilities, work procedures, research protocols, and/or scientific research laboratories comply with laws, rules, policies, and procedures that regulate safety compliance.  The scope of work of the Safety Compliance Officer includes worker safety, industrial hygiene, air quality, environmental hazards, fire safety for chemical and hazardous materials, biological safety, chemical safety, and hazardous waste disposal. Specific duties of the Safety Compliance Officer include the following:

  • Recommend to leadership on what safety policies are needed
  • Assist in the development of safety policies;
  • Implement procedures as required by college safety policies after soliciting input from managers and other employees:
  • Alerts employees about policy or procedure changes and monitors compliance;
  • Monitors workplace activities to ensure that workers comply with college policies and procedures and government safety regulations;
  • Ensure health and safety documents are reviewed and updated as appropriate;
  • Plan and conduct on-site biological and chemical safety and hazardous waste disposal training to educate faculty and staff;
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Campus Police and Public Safety, and with the advice and support of the Safety Committee and Emergency Preparedness Task Force, plan and conduct professional development offerings related to public safety and emergency or crisis preparedness;
  • Perform building safety audits and correction documentation;
  • Inspect labs and lab equipment to ensure that equipment is in good working condition and free of hazards;
  • Ensure all safety hoods are inspected and certified annually through EHSI;
  • Coordinate with an EHSI representative, a yearly safety inspection of campus hoods, chemical storage areas, labs, and shops and document needs or corrections;
  • Investigate college reports or incidents related to campus safety and make recommendations for corrections to the appropriate campus department;
  • Assist with inspection of emergency evacuation route signage, as needed;
  • Act as a core team member (generally in the role of safety compliance officer) of the college’s Crisis Response Team to respond to emergency or other crisis situations;
  • Work cooperatively with regulatory agencies and other campus department supervisors, including Campus Police and Public Safety, Human Resources, Facilities Services, and Instructional Services to inspect facilities, provide timely reports of non-compliance, and recommend corrective actions to improve and sustain a safe campus;
  • Act as a resource for faculty, staff, and administrators with regard to safe use of hazardous materials and design of protocols;
  • Collect and arranges for proper disposal of biological, chemical, or other hazardous wastes from college laboratories; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the vice president or the president.

 

Physical DemandsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:

 

  • Physical fitness to inspect various work settings;
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
  • Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.;
  • Sufficient visual acuity and manual dexterity to use a computer for long periods of time;
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas through oral communication and to hear vocal responses within classroom range;
  • Infrequent travel between buildings on campus, to other campuses, or locally or out-of-town to attend conferences.

 

Normal Working Hours:  Forty hours per week, as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half-day work weeks.

 

How to Apply

https://durhamtech.peopleadmin.com/

 

The online application process will allow you to review the status of your application during the recruitment process, to update your online application, and to apply for positions that become available in the future.

New Users

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For assistance with the online employment application, please contact Human Resources at 919-536-7244 or humanresources@durhamtech.edu.
Assistance will be available Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

 

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