West Virginia University is a dynamic, public doctoral research university of nearly 30,000 students. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, WVU offers a small-school atmosphere with all the resources of a major research university. The University is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. Through 15 colleges and schools. WVU offers 193 degree programs and is one of only 46 public university that serve their state as research and land grant institutions.
Under the leadership of the WVUES Safety and Health Extension (SHE) Program Leader, the applicant will work to design, develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate educational materials, strategies, techniques, and programs that serve to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses within industries in West Virginia and surrounding states. Training will take place under the sponsorship of management, unions, associations and the public. This position will focus and lead efforts for oil and gas (Marcellus Shale) safety and health training program administration, training courses and safety and health services.
This position is fully funded through fees generated by the employee and by grants and other fees for safety and health training and services. The applicant will ultimately be responsible for financially supporting their total salary through a combination of fees generation from training and consulting, occupational safety and health research and/or educational training grants and OSHA Education Center public and contractual courses. This position is currently fully funded through a combination of grants and fees. Both in-state and out-of-state travel is required.
Teach approximately 125 hours per year of occupational heath and safety classes to workers, managers, and business owners in West Virginia and the surrounding region. The primary training hours will be as an OSHA Trainer as part of the OSHA Education Center for construction, general industry, and specialty topic areas (industrial hygiene, excavations confined space, electrical, etc.)
Administer and lead training and marketing efforts for the Oil and Gas Industry throughout the Appalachian Basin Region. The position will lead the WVUSHE Safelands USA/IADC Rig Pass and AWARE training programs.
This position will assist the OSHA Education Center Director in meeting the curriculum and administrative requirements of the OSHA Education Center.
Develop curricula for classes to be taught, including assembling materials, writing handouts and manuals, creating PowerPoint slides, and hands on and visual aids.
Develop and author contracted educational and training materials and programs for unions, government agencies, employers, associations and other organizations.
Provide technical assistance/problem solving services as requested by client groups, including industrial hygiene services (air monitoring, noise level monitoring, and ergonomics assessments), safety audits, and safety management recommendations.
Market and training and technical assistance programs and work with other staff in the preparation of grant and contract proposals.
Develop, write and implement research, training and service grant proposals and contractual agreement for the reduction of occupational injuries, illness and fatalities.
Prepare and submit required grant and other reports, attend grantee and other meetings and committee (University, State, Regional and National) to fulfill responsibilities.
Establish and maintain a working relationship with other Extension and WVU faculty, state, federal OSHA and NIOSH staff, and other professionals, as the job requires.
Participates in "in-house" training and other technical training sessions for continuous professional development.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.