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Chemical Safety Coordinator

Company: University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Job Description:

Chemical Safety Coordinator
To improve the overall health and safety within the research laboratory by conducting program reviews/audits/inspections, improving hazardous materials management through chemical assessments and implementing the Universitys web-based chemical inventory system, implementing safety programs due to non-compliance, implement best safety practices, and correcting identified deficiencies through ongoing program reviews and audits/inspections.

About the Environmental Health and Safety Office
The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) provides services intended to promote health and safety at the University of Iowa. We offer a variety of services in the areas of Biological, Chemical, Occupational and Radiation safety, and select Environmental programs. Some of the direct services that we offer include chemical and radiation exposure monitoring, work site hazard evaluations, workplace safety surveys, safety equipment selection, safety program reviews, safety training, and disposal of hazardous chemical, radioactive and infectious waste. Consultative services include regulatory compliance assistance programs to address OSHA, EPA and US Army/DoD grants-related responsibilities within health care, research, academic, facility and service environments.

Benefits Highlights

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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    Required Application Materials
    In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two submission-specific attachments, a personal current resume, and a cover letter. These submission-specific attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

    Contact
    Sarah Tillman

    Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
    Position Qualifications

    Education or Equivalency Required
    Bachelors degree in chemistry, engineering or a physical science including two years of chemistry and proficiency with chemical nomenclature.

    Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrate a working level proficiency of safe practices for hazardous materials handling, storage and control of such hazards in a lab or research setting.
  • Demonstrate a high-level proficiency processing information accurately and with attention to detail (e.g., auditing or related work, or government regulatory compliance).
  • Demonstrate proficiency with tools like laptops or tablets, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a department or division.
  • Demonstrate ability to use Microsoft Office programs and mobile devices for data recording and retrieval.
  • Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
    Desirable Qualifications
  • Work experience in a university or laboratory environment dealing with hazardous materials and/or laboratory safety issues.
  • Knowledge of university or laboratory policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Practical experience (typically 1-3 years) with occupational or environmental health and safety issues, e.g., conducting assessments and/or audits.
    The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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