Environmental Health and Safety Professional
Description of Work Unit
Environmental Health Services is a professional multidisciplinary team. We promote environmental, occupational health, and safety services through education, consultation, monitoring and planning in response to present and future needs of CSU. To support the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System policies, we will foster the partnership among the university, the community, and government entities.
Safety hazards and environmental issues are identified and this individual performs follow-up to ensure that these items have been addressed. This position occasionally assists with the inspection and sampling of asbestos and performs field and site work and assists project managers and General Abatement Contractors (GACs) per scope as necessary. This position performs mid-cycle health and safety inspections in research buildings on the Fort Collins Campuses. Assist other EHS programs and perform those duties as assigned or necessary. These may include but are not limited to safety and hygiene assignments such as negative exposure assessments, confined space, fall protection, general and industrial safety, chemical fume hood certifications, etc. This position is also part of the emergency response team. Additional duties and work load are as required due to the constant expansion of campus departments, infrastructure and research. Salary for new hires will start at or near the range minimum.
Required Job Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health. Two years of experience in environmental health and safety inspections and a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field will substitute for the Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health. Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Health or closely related field and two years of work experience related to Environmental Health and Safety with appropriate environmental certifications relative to the duties of the position. Previous experience and knowledge regarding equipment and techniques used to certify laboratory fume hoods. Previous experience and knowledge regarding equipment and methodology used to perform exposure assessments.
Industrial and occupational hazards (fall protection, confined space, etc.)
identification and remedial action planning knowledge and or experience.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Performing Health and Safety Inspections Duty/Responsibility
Safety hazards and environmental issues are identified and this individual performs follow-up to ensure that these items have been addressed. This position enters data, and prepares reports. Performs mid-cycle health and safety inspections in research buildings on the Fort Collins Campuses. May perform Operations Management health and safety inspections on main campus if needed.
Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Asbestos Inspection and Sampling Duty/Responsibility
Assists with the inspection and sampling of asbestos. Performs field and site work and assists per scope as necessary.
Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Hazardous Exposure Assessments Duty/Responsibility
Assist the Safety & Industrial Hygiene Unit or other EHS programs and perform those duties as assigned or necessary. These may include but are not limited to safety and hygiene assignments such as gathering, entering and communicating data regarding negative exposure assessments, confined space, fall protection, general and industrial safety, etc.
Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Emergency Response Duty/Responsibility
Respond to call from other departments on an as needed basis related to the field of expertise.
Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty Category Chemical Fume Hood Inspections and Certifications Duty/Responsibility
Measure flow rates, inspect integrity of fume hoods, enter data, initiate repair orders, communicate in the field to occupants and other affected individuals and follow up as necessary. Fume hood inspections involve specific chemicals and/or radioactive material use.
Percentage Of Time 35
Special Instructions to Applicants
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and at least 3 professional references required with the online application submission.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Valid Driver’s License - Standard, Essential Services Designation - Emergency Response, On-call Status - Emergencies, Emergency Response, Use, Handling, or Exposure to hazardous materials
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.