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Consultant, Environmental Safety, Senior Overview
- Person Group: Professional
- Job Code: 75129
- Pay Grade: P7
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Senior
- Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
- Function: Environmental Safety
This position provides occupational safety and health consultation services to private employers throughout Idaho. Through inspection of workplaces, identification of hazards, development of safety and health programs and issuance of reports to clients on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, the consultant assists those clients in protection of their employees and avoidance of enforcement actions by the federal compliance agency.
Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures..
Bachelor Degree with at least 5 years experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to perform basic industrial hygiene calculations
- Knowledge of, and ability to use sound level meters, noise dosimeters, personal air monitoring pumps
- Ability to identify safety and health hazards in the workplace
- Working knowledge of OSHA 1910 and 1926 standards
- Time management skills
- Ability to work independently
- Strong to excellent computer skills. Familiar with MS office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
60% of Time the Consultant, Environmental Safety, Senior must:
- Provide on-site safety and health consultation services to small businesses within the state of Idaho.
- Monitor chemical and biological contaminants in the workplace through the use of direct-reading instruments, or by air sampling, with subsequent laboratory analysis to evaluate hazards and make recommendations for preventing or controlling them (will require the ability to lift 40-50 lb. suitcases).
- Inspect private workplaces with respect to compliance with OSHA standards and other recognized safety standards.
- Recognize existing safety and health hazards in a wide variety of industrial, construction, and other occupational settings, and predict the likelihood of their effects (consultant will need to be able to recognize hazards in familiar and unfamiliar situations).
- Review employers’ specific written safety and health programs, plans, and records for consistency with OSHA requirements and for practical application.
- Assist employers with the development of applicable safety and health programs in areas such as fall protection, lockout/ tagout, hazard communication, bloodborne disease prevention, and more.
- Develop comprehensive reports to employers that discuss the results of consultation visits by using the OSHA Information System.
35% of Time the Consultant, Environmental Safety, Senior
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Consultant, Environmental Safety, Senior
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.
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Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.