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Compliance Safety Officer

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Compliance Safety Officer
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170246
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Compliance Safety Officer provides professional assistance to the Virginia Tech Environmental Health and Safety Office in monitoring and coordinating a comprehensive health and safety program with VTCRI operations in accordance with federal, state, local and granting agencies requirements. The position ensures safe laboratory operations through education and the annual inspection process. The person will be responsible for the development and administration of the Lab Safety, chemical waste and biohazardous waste program, fume hood and safety shower programs, including interpretation of regulations, development and implementation of programs, and promotion/enforcement of policy. They will oversee the Safety Management System use, assist new labs in setup, periodically review lab profiles to ensure information is up-to-date. Interact with PI and personnel to put in place all required documents/etc. Review hazards/waste collection needs of new spaces including service rooms like Flow Cytometry. They will identify and coordinate with clinical research labs to meet requirements. Assist with waste collection procedures. Facilitate reviews of ECP and spill procedures. Oversee labs to make sure training is complete. They will be responsible for setting up classroom training including reserving rooms and assisting with pre-class registrations for laser training, toxin due diligence training, TBMH fall orientation, SURF Summer orientation. Assist with information dissemination on various issues after interacting with EHS responsible person/program such as MTAs, BI Sequencing, Lab coats, Training, PPE, and Toxins.

Required Qualifications:

-Advanced degree with emphasis in science or engineering or training and experience equivalent to an advanced degree.
-Considerable experience with a wide variety of multidisciplinary labs.
-Working knowledge of the Laboratory Safety Standard, OSHA, EPA, and DOT regulations;
-Demonstrated effective communication skills;
-Ability to safely move and handle up to 50 pounds;
-Good knowledge of computers and software (such as data entry/recording, word processing, etc.);
-Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Safety experience in an academic environment.
-Familiarity with the Virginia Tech campus.
-Chemical Hygiene Officer certification.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Eligible for telecommuting
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Must be able to perform job duties beyond normal work schedule, as needed.
- On occasion may have off-campus travel that may require overnight stay.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #XXXXXXX. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, VA
Location Zip Code: 24016
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5pm
Job Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/25/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
  3. Cover Letter
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