Research Safety Specialist Business and Administrative Services 
JOB #: 1909213
Full time; Career  Starting Salary Range: $60,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial Review Date: 11-19-2019
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Involves developing, implementing, and monitoring environmental and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace. May include industrial hygiene, ergonomics, occupational safety, environmental health, pest control, laboratory safety, hazardous materials control, hazardous waste management, emergency services and preparedness, fire safety, radiological safety, environmental protection including air, water and soil quality, and other EH&S programs and policies; or provides technical support for these programs.
Applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within EH&S and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional / technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and / or segments of the organization.
Under the direction of the EH&S Research Support Manager, the Research Safety Specialist provides support in a number of key areas, including Field Safety, Biosafety, and Hazardous Waste. The specialist also supports the research controlled substance and chemical inventory programs. Comprehensive EH&S support to the broader research community is also expected as appropriate and as new needs arise.
Administratively located within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division, our primary duties are to promote, facilitate, and provide expert consultation for EH&S programs in support of both academic and non-academic campus functions. We are responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental, health and safety programs intended to minimize or prevent occupational injuries and illnesses in the workplace and to protect the quality of the surrounding environment. EH&S advises the campus community of responsibilities with respect to health, safety and environmental issues; recommends appropriate corrective actions; and helps implement new health and safety programs. EH&S also acts as liaison between UCSC and various external agencies and regulatory bodies. Our actions and decisions have the potential for high visibility and serious consequences to the campus and the community.
EH&S programs include a broad and complex range of disciplines including areas such as laboratory and research safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management, radiation safety, hazardous materials control, information technology, ergonomics, Biosafety and emergency management.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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