Health & Safety Manager

Juneau, Alaska

The University of Alaska Southeast Facilities Department is looking for an Health & Safety Manager. This position is responsible to make sure that UAS stays in compliance with Federal, State, Local and University of Alaska standards and regulations in the areas of physical safety, laboratory safety, vehicle safety, field safety, hazardous materials management and claims management.

The successful candidate will work with UAS staff and faculty to identify and establish safe workplace practices, risk identification and risk abatement. They will provide training, update websites, make presentations, install signage and conduct inspections as needed to keep students, staff and faculty following appropriate safety measures and practices. This is a full time position and reports to the Director of Facilities Services.

Duties:
Assist UAS Emergency Management Planner with the development and implementation of disaster preparedness, business recovery, fire, and risk communication plans.

Establish and monitor programs and policies for environmental regulation compliance and best practices. Manage the UAS hazardous waste program. Assist and oversee compliance with DEC Anderson discharge permit. Oversee hazardous materials Tier II reporting with ADEC. Support UAS Chemical Hygiene Officer to ensure compliance with federal, state, local regulatory requirements for laboratory safety.

Manage the UAS Loss Prevention program. Review UAS loss information to determine why specific accidents occur, what risk prevention measures should be taken and incorporate findings into risk mitigation and employee training. Participate in UA risk management planning and communications meetings.

Work cooperatively with UAS staff and faculty to identify and establish safe workplace practices, risk identification, risk abatement and Health & Safety regulatory compliance. Report all unsafe, unhealthy or potentially damaging situations/activities to senior UAS administration, promptly and formally.

Direct UAS's compliance with, federal, state, and local occupational safety, health, and environmental protection regulations. Keep abreast of proposed regulatory changes. Communicate the affects of regulatory changes on UAS budget, facilities, personnel to UAS administration.

Ensure the proper notification and training of UAS staff, faculty and students on the appropriate safety measures and practices. Prepare presentations, instruction, websites, training classes and other communications as needed.

Perform safety inspections and prepare reports of inspections for all UAS facilities (including rural campuses) to identify workplace compliance with Federal, State, Local and University of Alaska standards and regulations in the areas of physical safety, laboratory safety, vehicle safety, field safety, hazardous materials management and claims management.

Work with regulatory agencies to proactively assure UAS compliance of safe workplace practices, regulations, policies and procedures.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Required Education & Experience
Minimum B.S. degree in occupational health & safety, fire safety, risk management, environmental science, engineering or a related field.

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible work in the fields of health and environmental safety.

Knowledge of Federal & State OSHA regulations, building and fire codes; chemical and biological safety regulations..

Preferred Education & Experience
Professional certification in areas such as CHMM; OHST; CET; CIH; CSP). 40 hours hazardous waste operations and 10 hours of OSHA training. 2-years of work experience in an educational setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of chemical and biological safety, methods of investigation,
  • Ability to write technical requirements in clear language,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to a diverse community campus.
  • Knowledge of Federal & State OSHA regulations, building and fire codes; chemical and biological safety regulations.
  • Ability for auditing, investigation and workplace documentation.
  • Knowledge of risk management, insurance requirements, risk communication and the standard of care for university facilities.
  • Strong ability or skill of verbal communication; written communication, clear presentations and motivation of students, staff and faculty.
  • Knowledge of risk management techniques, analytical thinking; statistical and deductive reasoning; cost analysis and impacts on UAS programs.
  • Technical competency, computer skills, clerical, research, organization and managing deadlines.

This is a full time, 12 month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA salary schedule, grade 82, based on education and experience. New hires typically are placed somewhere between steps, one and ten on the salary schedule (based on education and experience) with exceptional placements reaching between steps 11-27.

All applications need to apply on-line using the Apply Now link on this posting. Include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Those candidates who advance to an interview will be asked to prepare a 10-minute (or less) presentation for the search committee

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.