Stanfords School of Medicine (SoM) is seeking a Health and Safety Specialist 2 to join their Safety and Emergency Management (S&EM) Team.
The S&EM Team is passionate, collaborative, innovative, and aligned with SoMs mission, vision, and values. The Health and Safety Specialist 2 position serves as a critical member of the S&EM Team, partnering with their efforts in advocating for compliance practices and continuous improvement through the application of federal, state and local health and safety regulations, and through the demonstration of advanced knowledge in emergency preparedness and recovery procedures. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to influence and drive change by integrating program goals into standard work practices while serving a community of faculty and staff that are fundamentally changing the world of health care.
The ideal candidate will be able to perform moderately complex technical work in a wide-range of environmental, health, and safety disciplines to ensure a safe work environment and achieve compliance with the universitys environmental, health and safety standards and governmental requirements.
Develop, implement, and maintain programs, systems, and procedures necessary to ensure the overall safety and health of employees and the community.
May develop and conduct employee and student training, emergency preparedness activities, and/or assurance and accreditation programs.
Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards (including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, and radiological) that could be present in the work area; remediate hazards, and/or recommend improvements to minimize hazard potential.
Investigate accidents, incidents, injuries, and complaints concerning potential hazards or unsafe conditions in the work place.
Provide onsite support during emergencies and emergency recovery efforts.
Recommend improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment to minimize hazard potential.
Provide technical advice and university interpretation of various government regulations and university policies; maintain working knowledge of specific government regulations.
Serve as a team lead or technical expert, and provide direction to less experienced personnel working on health/safety programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
A basic understanding of chemistry and biology, specifically in areas relating to medical research and biotechnology. Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of occupational environmental health and safety with preferably a masters degree and professional certification in the EHS field.
Must be able to independently problem-solve solutions to a wide range of circumstances in a complex organization.
Ability to exercise tack and have superior diplomatic and inter-personal skills. Highly organized and detail oriented. Knowledge of computer systems, applications, and web page management.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in arts/science in related allied/scientific field and three to seven years progressively responsible experience in occupational safety and health, emergency response/management, environmental science, and/or allied/scientific field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Demonstrated ability to conduct effective health and safety surveys, quantitative and qualitative exposure/risk assessments, and data analyses; ability to provide recommendations for exposure/risk control.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies.
Working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s).
Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.
Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals
May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights 10 feet.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.